Gerrit Rietveld Crate Chairs

Pair of 1970s Crate chairs manufacture by Gerard A. van de Groenekan. Both with burnished marks below. The chairs were produced by commission from the original owner.

They are in superb condition; both having a thin milky white wax/varnish surface.

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Lisa Johansson-Pape desk lamp.

Lisa Johansson-Pape (Finland 1907-1989)

Exceptionally rare 1950s clip-on arc desk lamp by Lisa Johansson Pape for Stockmann-Orno. The lamp is composed of three parts that are held together by the tension of the cable as it spans the parts.

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Paul McCobb (USA 1917-69)

Circular low table. Teak wood and steel.

Dia.90cm; Height 38cm

This table was designed as part of a range of simple mahogany wood and steel tables. They were retailed by Metz & Co., in Amsterdam (image 3). The table has a light grey painted finish which we presume is original. The brochure in image 2 shows the tables with a natural wood finish – Although the Metz & Co., image (image 3) shows one of the tables with a painted finish.

In the book ‘Metz & Co.: The Creative Years’ by Petra Timmer, the author elaborates on the relationship between Metz & Co and the American artist Paul McCobb:

Henk de Leeuw had met the interior designer Paul McCobb in America and had discovered the same refined lines and distinction in his furniture as Penaat’s work. De Leeuw agreed with him that Metz would take his designs into production exclusively for the Netherlands, an appointment that was also made with Ponti, Pagani, Albini, Robin Day and the Danish Peter Hvidt, among others. In 1958 a separate exhibition was dedicated to McCobb’s furniture…”

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Franz Schuster (Austrian 1892-1972)

Modernist table designed by Viennese architect Franz Schuster during his time in Frankfurt as part of his Aufbau Möbel Programm (construction furniture range or ‘add-on-furniture’), which was furniture conceived as combination furniture for contemporary social housing.
In the mid-1920s, the Viennese architect and furniture designer Franz Schuster was called to Frankfurt together with other Viennese colleagues, including Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky. There Ernst May valued his expertise in the field of housing development. (Under the direction of Adolf Loos, he contributed to the design of several Vienna single-family housing estates and developed prototypes for residential houses and the so-called residential courtyards that still shape Vienna’s cityscape today). .
In Frankfurt, Schuster designed apartment buildings, schools, cinemas and swimming pools. But mainly he designed functional and space-saving type furniture for the compact housing estates and apartments of New Frankfurt.

Originally designed for Frankfurt settlements, the “add-on furniture” – forerunner of the modern Ikea system – quickly became well known and was sold well beyond the city limits until the 1930s / 65cm x 65cm x 50cm.

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Henning Koppel for Georg Jensen

Vintage Danish solid silver jigsaw bracelet, with H K hallmark,

design no 88, circa 1950. Approx. 19cm long (small size)

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