P1230392

P1230387

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.

POA.

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IMG_1431

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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P1290237 (1)

Ilmari Tapiovaara (Finland 1914-1999)

Laukaan Puu. Finland 1950s

Stained pine. [Two with burnished manufacturer’s markings].

Three rare modular book shelves designed as part of a complete storage system.

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bas van pelt

Bas van Pelt (Netherlands, 1900-1945)

Rare pair of oak side chairs for My Home. 1930s.

Burnished designer name to underside.

PoA.

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P1290181 (2)

Frank Guille (United Kingdom, 1927-2018)

A ‘Trimma’ cabinet/sideboard. 1950s.

Plywood and beech wood with yellow formica top.

Frank Guille was one of Britain’s finest mid-century designers. His work was defined by a dedication to function, utility and simplicity.

Under a string of brilliant teachers, Frank Guille was shaped to become part of a new wave of designers. He first learned from English masters Robin Day and Gordon Russell. Later, on scholarship in Copenhagen, he studied under one of the founders of Danish modern furniture design – Kaare Klint“. [Mr.Bigglesworthy website]

PoA.

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