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Fifties

Our online selection of 1950's bespoke furniture from iconic or emerging designers and manufacturers. 

  • This beautiful 1950's Italian round beechwood coffee table with formica sits on four curved and tapered legs with brass sabots.

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    Beechwood Round Coffee Table with Formica, Italy, 1950's

    €1,900.00

    This beautiful 1950's Italian round beechwood coffee table with formica sits on four curved and tapered legs with brass sabots. 

     

    Additional Information
    Origin: Italy
    In the style of: Mid-Century Modern
    Date of Manufacture: 1950's
    Materials and techniques:  
    - Wood
    - Brass
    Condition: Very Good
    Wear: Wear consistent with age and use
    Dimensions: Height 50 cm I Diameter 80 cm   
    Weight:  7.5 kg 
    Number of items: 1
     
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  • Pair of Pirkka Chairs with Rare Stool by Ilmari Tapiovaara for Laukaan Puu, Finland, 1955

    Ilmari Tapiovaara

    Pair of Pirkka Chairs with Rare Stool by Ilmari Tapiovaara for Laukaan Puu, Finland, 1955

    €2,750.00

    These "Pirkka"chairs were designed by Ilmari Tapiovaara and manufactured by Laukaan Puu in 1955. The seats are crafted in solid pine and the structure in solid birch (black lacquered pinewood).
    This range is inspired by Finnish authentically rustic furniture and one of the most recognised in Finland. Both chairs are stamped at the base of the seat. 
    It is rare to find a pair with its original stool. 
     
    Additional Information
    Creator: Ilmari Tapiovaara I Manufacturer: Laukaan Puu
    Origin: Finland
    In the style of: Scandinavian Modern
    Date of Manufacture: 1955
    Materials and techniques:  
    - Birch and pine wood 
    - Lacquered wood    
    Condition: Excellent
    Wear: Almost never used but consistent with age
    Dimensions:
    Chair > Height: 75 cm I Width: 43 cm I Depth: 43 cm
    Stool > Height: 41cm I Width: 34 cm I Depth: 43 cm 
    Seat Height: 40 cm
    Weight: Chair: 3.5 kg I Stool: 3 kg 
    Number of items: 3
     
    About Ilmari Tapiovaara (1915-1999) 
    Origin: Finland
    llmari Tapiovaara was one of the greatest interior architects and designers of his era.
    He was always seeking for new solutions to improve everyday objects. During his long career, Tapiovaara created dozens of iconic objects loved by the public. Tapiovaara is especially revered as a master of characteristic and human objects and surroundings who captured the essence of Finnish identity. Today the contemporary Tapiovaara Family Collection maintains the timeless heritage of a master of Finnish design.
    Ilmari Tapiovaara was awarded a total of six gold medals at the Milan Triennials in 1951, 1954, 1957, 1960 and 1964. He was awarded the Good Design Award in Chicago in 1951, the Pro Finlandia medal in 1959, the Finnish State Design Prize in 1971 and the Furniture Prize of the SIO Interior Architects’ Association of Finland in 1990.
    Source: http://www.artek.fi/company/designers/40
     
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  • A highly sculptural 1950's high back oak chair in the style of Jean Royere with triangular backrest. Fully restored.

    In the style of Jean Royere

    Sculptural Oak Chair In The Style Of Jean Royere, 1950's

    €600.00

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    In the style of Jean Royere

    Sculptural Oak Chair In The Style Of Jean Royere, 1950's

    €600.00

    A highly sculptural 1950's high back oak chair in the style of Jean Royere with triangular backrest. Fully restored.

     

    Additional Information
    Creator: In the style of Jean Royere
    Origin: France
    In the style of: Mid-Century Modern
    Date of Manufacture: 1950's
    Materials and techniques:  
    - Oak
    - Upholstery
    Condition: Excellent vintage condition, fully restored
    Wear: Minimal signs of wear consistent with age
    Dimensions: 
    Seat Height:   
    Weight:  
    Number of items: 1

     

    About Jean Royere (1902-1981)
    A prominent figure of the french 1950's avant garde movement, Jean Royere started as an interior designer where he acquired his many skills in the famous cabinet making workshops of the Faubourg Saint-Antoine street in Paris. Organic forms, vibrant colours and a modern approach to ornamental art. His talent got him to oversee the design of King Farouk's, King Hussein of Jordan and the Shah or Iran's royal palaces.
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  • Chair by Pagholz Model 1507, Germany, 1950's

    Pagholz Flottoto

    Chair by Pagholz Model 1507, Germany, 1950's

    €300.00

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    Pagholz Flottoto

    Chair by Pagholz Model 1507, Germany, 1950's

    €300.00

    Seat formed for comfort with solid iron legs, three bolts attach the chair to the frame made out of fiberglass material that looks like rosewood. The seat is based on ergonomic and
 orthopedic principles and uses a technique from aircraft construction 
to create this radically new moulded-wood chair, produced from beechwood
veneers soaked in phenolic resins and fused under high temperature and
pressure. This results in a seat shell made of wood, yet offering the
beneficial qualities of plastic.
    Stamped model 1507 4/II - rare. 

     

    Additional Information
    Creator:  Pagholz Flöttoto
    Manufacturer: Thonet 
    Origin: Germany
    In the style of: Scandinavian Modern 
    Date of Manufacture: 1956
    Period: Mid 20th Century 
    Materials and techniques:  
    - Moulded Plywood
    - Enameled Steel 
    - Resin
    Condition: Excellent vintage condition   
    Wear: Consistent with age and use
    Dimensions: 79 cm H x42 cm W x 41 cm D
    Seat Height: 39 cm
    Weight: 3.5 kg 
    Number of items: 1

     

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  • Cap d'Ail Armchair by Mathieu Mategot, France, 1950's

    Mathieu Mategot

    Cap d'Ail Armchair by Mathieu Mategot, France, 1950's

    €2,100.00

     

    Timeless "Cap d'Ail" forged steel winged armchair with perforated sheet seat designed by Mathieu Mategot in the 1950's.
    We have deliberately left the wonderful steel tubular steel structure untouched in order to capture its historic feel and design. We have restored the chair with a new cushion seat upholstered in Italian black tinted leather to add a modern twist.

     

    Do not hesitate to contact us to receive a full tailored quote.

     

    Additional Information
    Creator: Mathieu Mategot
    Origin: France
    In the style of: Mid-Century Modern
    Date of Manufacture: 1950-1959
    Materials and techniques:  
    - Forged steel
    - Perforated steel sheet 
    Condition: Excellent, fully restored with beautiful patina 
    Wear: Wear consistent with age and use
    Dimensions: Height: 79 cm I Length: 53 cm I Width: 62 cm 
    Seat Height: 40 cm 
    Weight: 10.5 kg  
    Number of items: 1

     

    About Mathieu Mategot (1910-2001)
    Born and educated in Budapest, furniture and tapestry designer Mathieu Mategot moved to France in the early 1930s, where he worked as a window dresser and women’s clothing designer. He learned metalworking techniques as a prisoner of war in the 1940s, and upon his release began designing furniture, pioneering many of what we now identify as midcentury design tropes, like metal-mounted rattan, steel tubing, and perforated sheet metal. By the 1970s, Mategot returned to producing tapestries, many of which evoke Abstract Expressionist paintings.

    Source: https://www.artsy.net/artist/mathieu-mategot

     

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  • One of the first models of industrial desk lamps designed and manufactured by Fase Madrid circa 1950's. Rotatable at the base and diffuser.  Rarer model. Signed.

    Fase

    Chrome Desk Lamp by Fase, Spain, 1950's

    €400.00

    One of the first models of industrial desk lamps designed and manufactured by Fase Madrid circa 1950's. Rotatable at the base and diffuser. 
    Rarer model.
    Signed.

     

    Additional Information
    Manufacturer: Fase
    Origin: Spain
    In the style of: Mid-Century Modern
    Date of Manufacture: 1950's
    Period: 1950-1959
    Materials and techniques:  
     - Chrome steel
    Condition: Good vintage condition, rewired and tested 
    Wear: Few slight dents on diffuser, and scratches on the chrome plated finish
    Dimensions: 39 cm H x29 cm W x47 cm D
    Weight: 1.4 kg
    Number of items: 1
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  • Curious retro looking lamp with chrome steel arm and milk glass base and top circa 1970's.

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    Opaque White Glass Table Lamp, 1970'S

    €190.00

    Curious retro looking lamp with chrome steel arm and milk glass base and top circa 1970's.

    Additional information 
    In the style of: Mid-Century Modern
    Period: 1970's
    Materials and techniques:  
     - Chrome steel
     - Milk glass
    Condition: Very good 
    Wear: Metal shows signs of wear and there is an insignificant stain on glass shade.
    Dimensions: Height 27cm I Length 17 cm
    Weight: 1kg
    Number of items: 1
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  • This astonishing pair of 1950's side tables set the milestone for the later to be space age trend. Both circular shaped tables with glass tabletops are equipped with integrated lighting which highlight the different colored plexiglass blocks inside. The yellow interior, circular shape, steel green exterior and brass sabots are an ode to the hue and rings of planet Saturn.

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    Pair of Space Age Tables with Integrated Lighting, France, 1950's

    €3,500.00

    This astonishing pair of 1950's side tables set the milestone for the later to be space age trend.
    Both circular shaped tables with glass tabletops are equipped with integrated lighting which highlight the different colored plexiglas blocks inside.
    The yellow interior, circular shape, steel green exterior and brass sabots are an ode to the hue and rings of planet Saturn.  

     

    Additional Information
    Origin: France
    Date of Manufacture: 1950's
    Materials and techniques:  
     - Steel
     - Plexiglas
    -  Brass
    Condition: Good vintage condition, partially restored, rewired and tested  
    Wear: Wear consistent with age and use
    Dimensions: Height 45 cm I Diameter 51 cm 
    Number of items: 2
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  • Beautiful pair of vintage armchairs of french or danish origin from the 1950's-1960's with tapered legs and interesting 9 mid panel backrest. The seats were re-upholstered in cream tanned leather a decade ago.

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    Pair of Mid-Century Beechwood Armchairs

    €1,400.00

    Beautiful pair of vintage armchairs of french or danish origin from the 1950's-1960's with tapered legs and interesting 9 mid panel backrest. The seats were re-upholstered in cream tanned leather a decade ago.

     

    Additional Information
    In the style of: Scandinavian Modern
    Date of Manufacture: 1950's-1960's
    Materials and techniques:  
     - Teak Wood
     - Upholstery leather
    Condition: Very Good Vintage Condition, partially restored with a small stain on seat 
    Wear: Wear consistent with age and use
    Dimensions: 88cm H x 62cm W x 60cm D
    Seat Height:  50cm
    Weight: 8 kg 
    Number of items: 2
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  • Italian Mid-Century Chandelier With Gilded Brass Structure

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    Italian Mid-Century Chandelier With Gilded Brass Structure

    €1,600.00

    Italian Mid-Century chandelier with beautifully crafted gilded brass structure and its eight original fabric shades.   


    Additional Information

    Origin: Italy
    In the style of: Mid-Century Modern 
    Date of Manufacture: 1950-1960's
    Materials and techniques:  
    - Brass
    Condition: Very good vintage condition, rewired and tested 
    Wear: Signs of wear consistent with age and use.
    Dimensions: Height 120 cm I Diameter 60 cm 
    Weight: 5 kg 
    Number of items: 1

     

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  • Striking mahogany two-tier end table with tapered legs in Raphael style and angular shaped storage space, perfect for magazines.

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    Striking Mahogany Side Table, France, 1950's

    €2,200.00

    Striking mahogany two-tier end table with tapered legs in Raphael style and angular shaped storage, perfect for magazines. 

    Additional Information
    Creator: In the style of Raphael 
    Origin: France
    In the style of: Mid-Century Modern
    Date of Manufacture: 1950's
    Materials and techniques:  
    - Mahogany
    - Metal
    Condition: Excellent
    Wear: Marks of wear consistent with age and use 
    Dimensions: Height 70cm I Width 70 cm I Depth 45 cm 
    Weight: 9 kg 
    Number of items: 1
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  • This original Mathieu Mategot

    Mathieu Mategot

    Original Edition Nagasaki Chair by Mathieu Mategot, France, 1954

    €8,000.00

    This original Mathieu Mategot "Nagasaki" chair designed in 1954 is one of his best known creations. It incarnates the innovative techniques Mategot is famous for: a unique three legged model built with perforated sheet metal giving it an impression of airiness and an everlasting modern feel to it. It is exposed at the Vitra Design Museum permanent exhibition. We have deliberately decided not to restore the piece in order to maintain its historic feel. 
    The one we have on show is an original 1st edition.  
     
    Additional Information
    Creator: Mathieu Mategot
    Origin: France
    In the style of: Mid-Century Modern
    Date of Manufacture: 1954
    Materials and techniques:  
    - Perforated sheet and tube Metal
    - Paint
    Condition: Worn
    Wear: Wear on metal with perforations that add the item's raw beauty.
    Dimensions:  Height 73 cm I Width 57 cm I Depth 55 cm
    Seat Height: 40 cm
    Weight: 4 kg
    Number of items: 1
     
     
    About Mathieu Mategot
    Born and educated in Budapest, furniture and tapestry designer Mathieu Mategot moved to France in the early 1930s, where he worked as a window dresser and women’s clothing designer. He learned metalworking techniques as a prisoner of war in the 1940s, and upon his release began designing furniture, pioneering many of what we now identify as midcentury design tropes, like metal-mounted rattan, steel tubing, and perforated sheet metal. By the 1970s, Mategot returned to producing tapestries, many of which evoke Abstract Expressionist paintings.
    Source: https://www.artsy.net/artist/mathieu-mategot
     
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  • Pair of SK660 Armchairs by Pierre Guariche for Steiner, France, 1950's

    Pierre Guariche

    Pair of SK660 Armchairs by Pierre Guariche for Steiner, France, 1950's

    €2,800.00

    SK660 model designed by the renowned French designer Pierre Guariche and manufactured in France for Steiner in the 1950's. 

    This mid-century classic is restored with new upholstery in striking Lelievre Paris fabric in a cotton subtle matt robust twill and re-lacquered legs.
     

     

     

     

    Additional Information
    Creator: Pierre Guariche
    Origin: France
    In the style of: Mid-Century Modern
    Date of Manufacture: 1950's
    Materials and techniques:  
    - Upholstery "Lombok Kaki"
    - Steel
    Condition: Excellent, fully restored
    Wear: Wear consistent with age and use
    Dimensions: Height: 84 cm I Width: 80 cm I Depth 76 cm 
    Seat Height: 40 cm 
    Weight: 14 kg 
    Number of items: 2
     
    About Pierre Guariche

     

    Designer and architect Pierre Guariche was an important voice in the modernist movement of post-war France. Guariche studied under René Gabriel at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and began showing his work in his early 20s. In 1954 he founded the Atelier des Recherches Plastiques (Plastics Research Workshop) with Joseph-Andre Motte and Michel Mortier. Guariche is perhaps best known for his work with the Belgian firm Meurop, where he designed high-quality affordable furniture, specializing in chairs and multidirectional, articulated lighting. His laminated plywood Tonneau chair (1954) for Steiner is a classic of the era.
    Source: https://www.artsy.net/artist/pierre-guariche

     

    About Steiner

     

    Loyal to 80 years of creative tradition, Steiner draws on the talent of designers to create furniture which embodies elegance and modernity. As a testament to their relevance, the pieces they create today will often, over time, become the great classics of tomorrow.
    Source: http://www.steiner-paris.com/en/steiner-paris/collections/furniture.html
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  • Mid-Century Black metal Steel Lamp

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    Adjustable Desk Lamp in Black Enameled Steel and Chrome, 1950's

    €130.00

    Mid-Century restored adjustable desk lamp in black enameled steel and chrome structure, manufactured in France circa 1950's. 
     
    Additional Information
    Origin: France
    In the style of: Mid-Century Modern
    Period: 1950's
    Materials and techniques:  
     - Enameled Steel
     - Chrome 
    Condition: Excellent vintage condition, fully rewired and tested 
    Wear: Minimal signs of wear
    Dimensions: Height: 42cm I Diameter: 14,5 cm I Lampshade Height: 18cm Diameter 10cm
    Weight: 1 kg  
    Number of items: 1
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  • Mid-Century desk lamp that articulates mid-arm in black enameled aluminum with decorated perforations and spun shade.

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    Articulating Desk Lamp in White Enameled Steel

    €90.00

    Mid-Century desk lamp  that articulates mid-arm in black enameled aluminum with decorated perforations and spun shade.

     

    Additional Information
    In the style of: Industrial
    Materials and techniques:  
     - Chrome Steel
     - Enameled aluminium
    Condition: Very good vintage condition with patina on arm
    Wear: Consistent with age and use
    Dimensions: Height: 36 cm I Diameter: 14,5 cm I Lampshade Height: 13 cm Diameter 9 cm
    Weight: 700 gr  
    Number of items: 1
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  • Mid-Century desk lamp that articulates mid-arm in white enameled aluminum with decorated perforations and spun shade.

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    Articulating Desk Lamp in Black Enameled Steel

    €90.00

    Mid-Century desk lamp that articulates mid-arm in white enameled aluminum with decorated perforations and spun shade.

     

    Additional Information
    In the style of: Industrial
    Materials and techniques:  
     - Chrome Steel
     - Enameled aluminium
    Condition: Very good vintage condition with patina on arm
    Wear: Consistent with age and use
    Dimensions: Height: 36 cm I Diameter: 14,5 cm I Lampshade Height: 13 cm Diameter 9 cm
    Weight: 700 gr  
    Number of items: 1
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