Midcentury plywood prototype chair by Dutch architect Gunnar Daan (1939-2016) This child’s high chair is believed to be a prototype for the later high chair produced by Metz & Co in 1966. The design was conceived by Daan for his own children and was to be manufactured from a single sheet of plywood with as little wastage as possible.
A very rare piano stool by Dutch architect and interior designer Wim den Boon. This stool was designed as part of a complete interior in the late 50s. The only other one we know of was a white version owned by Den Boon for his own use (documented in the Den Boon archive at the NI in Rotterdam). Full provenance is available.
In 1945 Den Boon founded ‘Groep &’ together with Hein Stolle and Pierre Kleykam’. The group’s ambition was to continue the purist and functionalist prewar ideals and aesthetic into the postwar period, or ‘reconstruction period’ in The Netherlands. Many of the group’s designs can be seen in the Goed Wonen magazine of which Den Boon was the editorial secretary from 1948-1950 and for which he wrote several articles.
Early desk & stool. This desk and stool were made for a private residence in the Netherlands in the 1971. They were commissioned as part of a complete interior refurbishment by Bossche School architects Louis de Kok/Fons Vermeulen. The olive colour wash applied to the furniture was conceived by the artist Wim van Hooff whose colour schemes were utilised by many Bossche School designs during the mid century period. The desk is particularly rare being that it is one of a limited number of vd Laan’s designs that were applied to domestic rather than ecclesiastical environments. _Full provenance available
The architect Paul Wintermans has been designing furniture primarily for architectural projects since the 1980s. This furniture was produced as unique pieces or as very limited productions. Wintermans furniture designs can be found in the collection of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
This table is an ingenious engineered design, constructed from three separate pieces: A sheet of glass sandblasted except for two clear stripes that act both as a design feature and help position the two steel rod feet with adjustable fixings. The two feet simply lean into the structure which when combined with the weight of the glass enables the structure to clamp into place.
Under the supervision of Benedictine monk/ architect Dom Hans vd Laan, a series of furniture was made by the Dutch company Gorisse in the late 1970s- early 1980s for the purposes of exhibition (catalogue images 1&5). This table and benches (and three stools not shown) were either the pieces shown in the exhibition/catalogue, or they were commissioned from Gorisse at the time. The pieces differ from the normal plank constructions in that they have completely flat, panelled exteriors which gives them a much simpler, pared down aesthetic. . Ref: Exhibition catalogue__Dom Hans van der Laan. Modellen en meubels. Abdij St. Benedictusberg. 1982
Unique merbau wood 1970s Bossche school table by c20th Dutch architects Hans vd Laan and Harry van Hal. This bespoke table was designed and made as part of the interior furnishings of the Bethlehem church (Bethlehemkerk) in Breda, Netherlands.