P1260606

Jan de Jong (Nl, 1917-2001)  / Dom Hans van der Laan (Nl, 1904-1991)

Black painted pine wood bench with nails.

During the reconstruction period after WWII the Dutch architect Jan de Jong and the Dutch Benedictine monk Dom Hans van der Laan collaborated on several architectural projects including the interior furniture. They created an outstanding body of work defining the the style of the Bossche School. Jan de Jong was able to translate many of Dom v.d.Laan’s idealised concepts and ideas into pioneering buildings and spaces. They worked in such close collaboration however that it is difficult to discern the individual level of input into the furniture they designed.

Dom Hans van der Laan (1904-1991) was a Dutch Benedictine monk and architect. He was a leading figure in the Dutch ‘Bossche School’. 

Jan de Jong (1917-2001) was a talented craftsman-architect and student of v.d. Laan.

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P1210250 (1)

Dom Hans van der Laan [Netherlands 1904-1991]
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An early example of the furniture designed by the Benedictine monk/architect Dom Hans van der Laan. This oak pew/bench (settle) is believed to have come out of the Sint Stanislas Chapel, built in 1955/56 in the city of Delft in the Netherlands (building by Jan vd Laan, brother of Hans). It would have mostly likely been removed at the time when the chapel was refurbished in the 1980s-90s.

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P1270448

Cor Alons (Netherlands, 1892-1967)

Plywood and vinyl / Den Boer Gouda, 1950s.

71cm High; 36cm Wide (seat height 43cm)

Pair of rare side chairs – Their slightly ‘petit’ size means they can be used as side chairs, children’s chairs or vanity table chairs. Manufactured in the 1950s.

Price: 795 euro.

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P1230593

Bram van den Berg (Nl)

Stained pine wood chair.

A rare chair made after a commission from Bas van Pelt / The Hague. Circa 1953 for the youth hostel at Ockenberg-Kijckduin in The Netherlands.

This chair’s rudimentary but simple form and functional design typifies the spirit of the utilitarian design movement that surrounded the WWII period in Europe.

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Alvar Aalto (Finland 1898-1976)

Early edition Finmar / Bowman Bros. dining set. Five model 611 stacking chairs and table. This was Aalto’s first modernist chair produced.

This set came from the home (wife) of Russian /American composer Dimitri Tiomkin best known for his western scores, including Duel in the Sun, Red River, High Noon, The Big Sky, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, and Last Train from Gun Hill.

There are Finmar labels, Bowman Brothers stamps and red ‘Aalto Design’ stamps

The set was once black but whilst in the possession of Mrs Tiomkin it was restored and taken back as close as possible to the wood colour. There is a very nice honey varnish surface.

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