Wim den Boon armchair. 1958

Wim Den Boon (1912-1968) founded ‘Groep & together with Hein Stolle and Pierre Kleykam’, in 1945. 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 magazine ‘Goed Wonen’ of which Den Boon was the editorial secretary from 1948-1950 and for which he wrote several articles. Den Boon’s dogmatic character and the austere tone of his articles resulted in some controversy, which resulted in Wim Den Boon’s resignation from the magazine in 1950.

This armchair (dated 1958) is registered and documented in the New Dutch Institute for Architecture, Design and Digital Technology (NI). Like much of Den Boon’s designs, the chair was designed as part of a complete interior. The chair comes with full provenance.

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Willem Penaat bookshelf.

Willem Penaat for Metz & Co., (Attrib.) 1920s-30s

Early modernist free standing bookshelf unit. Painted wood.

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Chr. van der Meer/ Wim den Boon dining set. 1960s.

Leather, mahogany, steel and linoleum.

1960s Dutch modernist dining set. Unique architect designed dining set made as a bespoke design for a private residence in Rotterdam.

This item comes with provenance and a drawing/design for the chairs.

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Bespoke Table by Wim den Boon (together with two period lamps)

Wim den Boon. (nl. 1912-68)

Unique bespoke hexagonal table designed by Wim den Boon for a private residence in Rotterdam in the 1960s. (provenance available)

The lamps shown are a floor lamp by Floris Fiedeldij for Artimeta and a Louis Kalff NB100 table lamp for Philips.

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Knoll Extendable 1950s dining table

Florence B. Knoll (USA 1917-2019)

Early Knoll International label to the underside.

Extendable ‘T-Angle’ table manufactured by De Coene in Belgium under license from Knoll International in the early 1950s. Ash/maple wood top and a T-angle steel frame.
_A rare example of Florence Knoll’s innovative, standardised modern designs for the modern home.

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Console table. 1960s

Wim den Boon. (nl.1912-68)

A console table commissioned for the adaptation of a private residence in Rotterdam during the early 1960s. It has a thick gauge steel base with a 4cm solid teak sectioned top.
Den Boon was part of ‘group &’ alongside Hein Stolle and Pierre Kleykamp, a group of Dutch interior /furniture designers influenced by the reductivist designs of Gerrit Rietveld. Some provenance available including original drawing designs.

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Jac van den Bosch vanity table

A vanity table by Amsterdamse School designer Jac van den Bosch. Circa 1906.

Burnished initials and a ‘t Binnenhuis metal label to the underside.

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