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W.H. Gispen (Dutch 1890-1981)

A model 5012 desk lamp in brass. Manufactured between 1931-38.

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Franz Schuster (Austrian 1892-1972)

Modernist table designed by Viennese architect Franz Schuster during his time in Frankfurt as part of his Aufbau Möbel Programm (construction furniture range or ‘add-on-furniture’), which was furniture conceived as combination furniture for contemporary social housing.
In the mid-1920s, the Viennese architect and furniture designer Franz Schuster was called to Frankfurt together with other Viennese colleagues, including Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky. There Ernst May valued his expertise in the field of housing development. (Under the direction of Adolf Loos, he contributed to the design of several Vienna single-family housing estates and developed prototypes for residential houses and the so-called residential courtyards that still shape Vienna’s cityscape today). .
In Frankfurt, Schuster designed apartment buildings, schools, cinemas and swimming pools. But mainly he designed functional and space-saving type furniture for the compact housing estates and apartments of New Frankfurt.

Originally designed for Frankfurt settlements, the “add-on furniture” – forerunner of the modern Ikea system – quickly became well known and was sold well beyond the city limits until the 1930s / 65cm x 65cm x 50cm.

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Theo de Wit (Netherlands c20th)

Rare armchair designed by Theo de Wit for EMS Overschie, Rotterdam 1930. This chair was designed for and made by EMS Overschie (Eerste Mechanische Stoelenfabriek) first mechanical chairs factory.

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Marcel Breuer (Hungarian, 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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Dutch modernist cabinet/bureau 1930s.

Unknown designer/maker, this cabinet came from the town of Laren in the Netherlands – Coincidently a district where modernist designers like Bart van der Leck and JJP Oud were living at the time when this was made.

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