Ilmari Tapiovaara (Finland 1914-1999)
Laukaan Puu. Finland 1950s
Stained pine. [Two with burnished manufacturer’s markings].
Three rare modular book shelves designed as part of a complete storage system.
Bram van den Berg (Nl)
Stained pine wood chair.
A rare chair made after a commission from Bas van Pelt / The Hague. Circa 1953 for the youth hostel at Ockenberg-Kijckduin in The Netherlands.
This chair’s rudimentary but simple form and functional design typifies the spirit of the utilitarian design movement that surrounded the WWII period in Europe.
Dom Hans v.d. Laan & Jan de Jong (Netherlands, mid-late c20th)
This chair was part of a collection of furniture that we have acquired (with full provenance). It was previously used as a church lectern.
Hein Stolle (Netherlands, 1924-2006)
Original painted plywood wall cabinet. 1950s
In the reconstruction period after the second world war, the Dutch architect and furniture designer Hein Stolle experimented with new materials and techniques for the cost effective mass-production of furniture. As a furniture designer, Stolle was a member of Groep & (which comprised Wim den Boon, Hein Stolle and Pierre Kleykamp, 1946-1950). In the early 1950s Stolle designed furniture for the distinguished department stores de Bijenkorf and Metz & Co, often in cooperation with Martin Visser. And in the 1950s and ‘60s he also designed various pieces of furniture for furniture factory ’t Spectrum.
Unique modernist wall cabinet was made for a 1953 exhibition Ons Huis, ons t’huis, (Our House, us at Home) held at De Bijenkorf warehouse in Amsterdam. The cabinet was exhibited at Wonderwood gallery’s exhibition of Stolle’s work in 2004 shortly before his death.
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Literature: Hein Stolle Architect Verteller Meubelontwerper Publisher: Wonderwood, 2004 (book as illustrated above)