Gunnar Daan prototype high chair. 1960s

Gunnar Daan (Dutch 1939-2016)

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.

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1960s-70s Space Age Plywood Coffee Table with Textured Glass

_A 1960s-70s low table. The table could be said to have a nautical theme running through it with its shaped ship like form and refracted light between the glass and table. It has visual similarities to Isokon furniture and to that of the Irish designer Max Clendinning from the 1960s.

Painted moulded plywood with ocean glass top. 131.5 x 58 x 32cm.

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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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Marcel Breuer (Hungary, 1902-1981)

B10 table for Thonet.

A modernist table composed of an eight section chrome plated frame supporting a wooden table top.

The B10 table was designed by Marcel Breuer in 1927 for his own company Standard Möbel, and since 1930 the design has been manufactured by Thonet under the same designation. This is an early production circa 1930s (although the top has been restored at some point) The colour is a very pale blue/green. There is no Thonet company badge/label.

67 x 74 x 74 cm

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Dom Hans v.d. Laan & Jan de Jong (Netherlands, mid-late c20th)

This chair was part of a collection of furniture that we have acquired  (with full provenance). It was previously used as a church lectern.

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