Gino Sarfatti (Italy 1912 – 1985)
Arteluce Model 211 wall lamp. 1955/56.
Tiny wall lamp designed by Gino Sarfatti in the 1950s for Arteluce, Italy. It has the makers label as seen.
All original and in working condition – It has a small length of cloth covered electrical wire attached. Some small signs of wear to paint work.
Be Niegeman-Brand (Dutch mid-c20th)
Cube stool – Circa early 1950s for Goed Wonen. 31.5 x 31.5 x 31.5cm
A very rare piece of children’s furniture in cube form. Designed by Be-Niegeman-Brand, the wife of the architect/designer Johan Niegeman (1902-77).
The cube stool was designed to be multi-functional and included a stool, a table and a toy.
Produced by the Dutch Goed Wonen (Good Living foundation, Amsterdam 1946-1968) whose aims were to “…bring living in the Netherlands to a higher level by improving the interior design in the broadest sense of the word, by promoting the production and distribution of furniture, upholstery, utensils, etc., which meet certain aesthetic, technical and social requirements.”
Lit.: The cube is featured in the Goed Wonen, fifth year – Number 5 from 1952 (see image)
Provenance: This item comes with full provenance which will be supplied with the item.
Dutch modernist work desk
1930s. Designer/ manufacturer unknown.
Unknown designer/maker (still researching this). Possibly H.Pander & Sons ~ Fer Semej, Elmar Berkovich or Paul Bromberg? We are currently researching this desk. Gerrit Rietveld was also reputed to have designed a few private commissions in bright colours although we would not be so bold as to attribute it to him).
It has its original paintwork that has faded in places to a tangerine/ coral colour. It has a grey/green cloth top surface. It shows some signs of age and use as would be expected and would benefit from some TLC.
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 B 10 table was designed by Marcel Breuer in 1927 for his own company Standard Möbel, and since 1930 the piece 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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HWM (Henk) Hupkes (Netherlands 1920-2014)
The Dutch architect Henk Hupkes designed very few pieces of furniture. Most of the furniture he designed was for the twenty or so churches he designed throughout his lifetime.
This chair was designed by him in the 1966 for the Verzoeningskerk in Rijswijk. It is made from oregon pine
1960s small modular Dutch constructivist coffee 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.
Robin Day (Uk 1915-2010)
Hille, London. 1952. Unit ‘C’ sideboard.
This is the rarest of all of Robin Day’s sideboards. It has black glass doors with shaped wooden handles, metal legs, beech exterior. Inside are two small drawers and some internal shelving.
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It retains its Hille company badge inside.