P1280816

Dutch 1950s abstract design wall hanging / rug.

Wool.

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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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P1280401

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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P1220655

Sybold van Ravesteyn (Dutch 1889-1983)

6 x chairs with nickel frames and sprung seats.

An exceptionally rare set of six modernist chairs designed in 1927. They would have been manufactured on commission. The Centraal Museum in Utrecht has similar chairs in their collection.

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P1270991

Wim Rietveld (Nl.1924-85)

Double sided industrial shelving unit / room divider for De Bijenkorf. 1960s.

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P1270941

Alvar Aalto (Finland 1898-1976)

Model 60 stacking stool. Finmar. 1930s.

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