P1280656

Jan de Jong (Nl 1917-2001)  / Dom Hans van der Laan (Nl 1904-1991)

Black stained large desk

During the reconstruction period after WWII the Dutch architect Jan de Jong and the Dutch Benedictine monk Dom Hans van der Laan collaborated on several architectural projects including the interior furniture. They created an outstanding body of work defining the the style of the Bossche School. Jan de Jong was able to translate many of Dom v.d.Laan’s idealised concepts and ideas into pioneering buildings and spaces. They worked in such close collaboration however that it is difficult to discern the individual level of input into the furniture they designed.

Dom Hans van der Laan (1904-1991) was a Dutch Benedictine monk and architect. He was a leading figure in the Dutch ‘Bossche School’.

Jan de Jong (1917-2001) was a talented craftsman-architect and student of v.d. Laan.

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P1280375

Fer Semey (Belgium/Netherlands, early c20th)

Table for H.Pander and Sons. Netherlands 1930s
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In 1933 the controversial but now little known Belgian designer Fer Semey took over from Henk Wouda at the Pander company (H.Pander en Zonen /1850-1985 in The Hague, Zoetermeer and Rotterdam), and began to lead the company away from the companies distinguished middle class Hague School/Art Deco-like style for which it had become synonymous towards a more strictly cubistic one…(The Hague School had always incorporated De Stijl influenced geometrical elements, but Semey’s designs took it to a new level of aesthetic strictness and simplicity)
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90x90x53cm | Stamped with makers marks to underside

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P1270941

Alvar Aalto (Finland 1898-1976)

Model 60 stacking stool. Finmar. 1930s.

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