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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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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Theo de Wit cantilever chair

Theo de Wit (Nl. early c20th)

Nickel plated steel and plywood chair for EMS Overschie 1930s.

A rare classic modernist chair by this Dutch designer. The seat and back have been refinished to a surface as close as possible to the original. The frame has a warm patina resulting from years of use.

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Hans vd Laan & Harry van Hal (Nl. c20th)

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.

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Bas van Pelt desk & chairs

Bas van Pelt (Netherlands, 1931-95)

EMS, My Home. 1930s

Rare early Bas Van Pelt design double-sided desk with two chairs

Bas van Pelt began his shop ‘My Home’ in The Hague, Netherlands in 1931 and within a short period the company opened showrooms in other cities such as Maastricht and Amsterdam. The domestic interior design firm focused on producing high-quality modern interior furniture. Eventually right up until into the 1990s Bas van Pelt furniture and fabrics were also sold throughout The Netherlands and beyond by well-known modernist suppliers and manufacturers such as Thonet, D3, LOV and Gispen.

This early Bas van Pelt design desk and two chairs were manufactured in solid oak wood. Each piece has the Maker/designer’s name brandished in the wood.

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Gerrit Rietveld Crate Chairs

Pair of 1970s Crate chairs manufactured by Gerard A. van de Groenekan. (Both with burnished marks to the underside). These particular chairs were commissioned by the original owner.

They are in superb condition; both having their original thin milky white waxed surfaces.

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