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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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P1230618

1960s small constructivist coffee trolley/table in the manner of Metz & Co.

This modernist table is composed of various sections that clip together using press studs normally found on clothing.

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P1260978

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Circular table retailed by Metz &Co. 1950s (designer unknown)

The table can be seen in Petra Timmer’s 1995 book Metz & Co. de Creatieve Jaren,¬†although the table has not been attributed there to any specific designer.

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P1240468

Elmar Berkovich (Nl. 1897-1986)

Low table for Metz & Co. 1930s. Painted wood/ plywood and glass.

Elmar Berkovich was a leading furniture designer and interior designer in the Netherlands in the period 1925-1965. Before the Second World War he was employed by the Metz & Co company in Amsterdam, then at Philips in Eindhoven. In his interior assignments for large complexes such as factories, offices and hospitals, his attention was mainly focused on the ambiance, the lighting and the use of colour.

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