Laurens Groen (Netherlands, 1803-1962) Klerk & Sons, 1920s.

Oak frame & corduroy fabric upholstery

This rare oak chair was designed by Laurens Groen and manufactured by H.H. de Klerk & Zoonen in 1924. It is a typical example of the Amsterdam School international expressionist architecture and design movement. The expressionist style was based on abstraction; geometry, growth and germination of forms and spaces. The clear influence of Frank-Lloyd Wright during the period when Dutch design was making its transition to modernity can be seen.

There is a comparable model in the ‘Centraal Museum’ in Utrecht, the Netherlands.



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