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Alvar Aalto (Finland 1898-1976)

Rare version of the “Kakkonen” stackable armchair No. 2. /15. Manufactured by Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, Turku, Finland. 1930s.

UK retailers Finmar label to the underside.

A good example of Aaltos formative years and early designs; this chair is made from laminated and solid birch and retains its original black finish.

Co-designed by Alvar Aalto and Otto Korhonen in 1930, the chair was manufactured over the years as four differing versions. This version is the rarest of the four. The design is similar to one of other versions in that the front legs protrude at the side. However, the front edge of the seat on this version is formed as a more severe angle (The other version with protruding legs was rounded at the front). It also has a small decorative corner feature when seen from the front that is reminiscent of traditional Chinese chairs.

The chair was illustrated in Alvar Aalto Designer, Alvar Aalto museum p.69 and in Alvar & Aino design collection Bischofberger p.21

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Jan van Grunsven (Dutch c20th)

This Scissor sofa was designed by architect Jan van Grunsven in 1959 and was produced by UMS/Pastoe in Utrecht. It has laminated layers of plywood and the original grey-brown wool upholstery and Dunlop foam. Van Grunsven worked as an architect in Gerrit Rietveld’s studio during the 1950s -1960s.

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Arne Vodder (Denmark 1926-2009)

Rosewood storage unit with built in bar for Sibast Møbelfabrik , Denmark 1960s.

Fully labelled with Danish/factory metal plaque.

This portable bar has a sliding top that reveals a tiered internal shelving system for bottles and glasses. To the front it has four drawers and an open storage area.

This classic Danish design is popular due to its multi-functional uses.

It measures 75cm x 75cm x 61cm high.

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Alvar Aalto (Finland 1898-1976)

Rare x3 Model 60 stacking stools. 1930s. Finmar production.

Finmar labels to the underside on two of the stools (the other shows evidence of where the label once was).

Each has a great colour and patina. The Finmar labels are recognised evidence of them being early edition genuine 1930s stools.

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Willem Penaat (Netherlands 1875-1957)

Upholstered lounge chair. Circa 1935

Produced under the control of Metz & Co. Amsterdam.

The second image shows one of the chairs in the collection of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

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Gordon Russell (UK 1892-1980)

Gordon Russell ltd. 1970s.

A rare large dining or conference table with pear wood sectioned top and chromed metal legs.

Maker’s metal label to underside.

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