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.
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]
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.
Cor Alons (Netherlands, 1892-1967)
Plywood and vinyl / Den Boer Gouda, 1950s.
71cm High; 36cm Wide (seat height 43cm)
Pair of rare side chairs – Their slightly ‘petit’ size means they can be used as side chairs, children’s chairs or vanity table chairs. Manufactured in the 1950s.
Price: 795 euro.