Alvar Aalto (Finland 1898-1976)

x2 Model 66 chairs and table

Finmar labels to the underside of the table and to one of the chairs (the other shows evidence of where the label once was).

Each piece has a very good period colour and shows patina of wear and tear as would be expected and hoped for. The Finmar labels are recognised evidence of them being early edition genuine 1930s examples.


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Willem Penaat (Netherlands, 1875-1957)

Cupboard, Metz & Co, 1930s

Small modernist bedside cupboard unit with glass top and metal handles.

Willem Penaat was a Dutch interior and furniture designer. During his life he set up several ventures including furniture workshops, studio residences and Craft and Industry associations.From 1923 to about 1950 Penaat worked in Amsterdam and The Hague as an interior designer for Metz & Co. Alongside  Berlage, Jac van den Bosch and de Bazel, Penaat designed simple furniture with a clear structure and modernist sensibility. His furniture always has an endearing quality that comes from his sense of scale.

this small cupboard unit was most likely designed for and supplied by Metz & Co. in the 1930s. It has been sympathetically restored.



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