A rare pair of armchairs by Dutch designer Bas Van Pelt designed in 1936. The beautifully curve crafted beechwood frame perfectly depicts Bas Van Pelt's unique avant-garde yet minimalist style and workmanship. This model chair can be found in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (Municipal Museum Amsterdam) and its corresponding website.
Creator: Bas Van Pelt Origin: Netherlands In the style of: Art Deco Date of Manufacture: 1936 Materials and techniques: - Curved beechwood frame - Woven rope backrest and seat Condition: Good Wear: The raffia shows signs of wear around the edges and to the the seat consistent with age and use Dimensions: Height: 74 cm I Width: 60 cm I Depth 66 cm Weight: 10 kg Number of items: 2
About Bas Van Pelt
Bas Van Pelt was a interior and furniture designer whose work is marked by a clean, modernist aesthetic inspired by the Amsterdam School and designers such as Hendrik Wouda (1885-1946) and Jan Muntendam (1882-1938). Active in the resistance during the Second World War, Van Pelt was imprisoned in a concentration camp and died shortly after it was liberated.
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.
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.
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.
Creator: Attributed to Francis Jourdain Origin: France In the style of: Art Deco Date of Manufacture: 1930's Materials and techniques: - Carved Beechwood - Intertwined Rope Condition: Good vintage condition, partially restored Wear: Wear consistent with age and use Dimensions: Height: 79 cm I Width: 64 cm I Depth: 73 cm Seat Height: 36 cm Weight: 11 kg Number of items: 2
About Francis Jourdain (1876-1958)
Painter, furniture maker, interior designer, maker of ceramics and other decorative arts Francis Jourdain was a pioneer of the Art Nouveau style and distinguished as a decorator after the Villa Majorelle project in Nancy.
Jourdain published many articles on modern art and aesthetics in which he attacked the ostentatious luxury that was typical of contemporary French design. His own designs were simple, with straightforward construction.
He collaborated with Le Corbusier in 1920 in publishing a journal titled L'esprit nouveau, subsidized by the government. It advocated standardization and industrial production as an alternative to individual design, as a requirement to rebuild the shattered French society and economy of the years following World War I.
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.
In the style of: Scandinavian Modern
Date of Manufacture: 1950's-1960's
Materials and techniques:
- Teak Wood
- Upholstery leather
Condition: VeryGood Vintage Condition,
partially restored with a small stain on seat
Wonderful pair of fully restored Italian 1950s curved armchairs with high backrest and comfortable depth. We have re upholstered the chairs using a red Lelièvre Paris velvet, one of the highest quality fabric makers in France. The wooden cone shaped feet have been left untouched in order to respect a balance between restoration and preservation by highlighting their vintage beauty.
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Origin: Italy In the style of: Mid-Century Modern Date of Manufacture: 1950's Materials and techniques: - Velvet Upholstery - Wood Condition: Excellent, fully restored Wear: Signs of wear to the feet consistent with age and use Dimensions: Height: 76 cm I Width: 73 cm I Depth 80 cm Number of items: 2
The 'Ribbon" Chair, Model CL9, was designed by the Italian duo Cesare Leonardi and Franca Stagi for Bernini in Italy circa 1961. This sculptural statement piece has been fully restored to match its original appearance of white re-lacquered fiberglass and triangular chromed metal frame.
Creator: Cesare Leonardi and Franca Stagi Origin: Italy In the style of: Mid-Century Modern Date of Manufacture: 1961 Materials and techniques: - Chromed steel - Fiberglass Condition: Excellent, fully restored Wear: Small signs of wear consistent with age Dimensions: Height 66 cm I Width 96 cm I Depth 75 cm Seat Height: 36 cm Weight: 23 kg Number of items: 1
About Cesare Leonardi and Franca Stagi
Some of their works – such as the famous 1967 Dondolo, in fiberglass and polyester – are now part of the permanent collections at MoMA in New York, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
This staple pair of sling lounge chairs designed by Hannah Morrison for Knoll in the 1970's have been fully restored: polished and re-upholstered in a elegant Lelievre Paris velvet neutral ash grey. Excellent vintage condition.
Dimensions: Height: 69cm I Width: 73 cm I Depth: 76 cm
Seat Height: 35cm
Weight: 16 kg
Number of items: 2
About Hannah Morrison
Hannah found a philosophical and creative partner in Andrew Morrison, with whom he introduced several innovative products for Knoll in the 1970s. Exploring the possible applications of aluminum in modern furniture, the pair introduced a lounge seating system in 1971, a related line of tables one year later, and a collection of office chairs in 1974.
Knoll uses modern design to connect people to their work, their lives, their world. Since 1938, Knoll has been recognized internationally for creating workplace and residential furnishings that inspire, evolve, and endure.
Today, our commitment to modern design, our understanding of the nature of work, and our dedication to sustainable design have yielded a unique portfolio of thoughtful products that respond and adapt to changing needs. Here is our story.
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.
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
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
The iconic "Medea" swivel base mahogany chair by Vittorio Nobili with armrests and adjustable seat height, manufactured in Italy, circa 1950. The Medea chair was awarded the prestigious Compasso d'Oro price. This office version is a very sought after design.
Creator: Vittorio Nobili
Manufacturer: Fratelli Tagliabue
In the style of: Mid-Century Modern
Date of Manufacture: 1955
Materials and techniques:
- Teak Plywood Veneered / Mahogany
- Enameled Iron
Condition: Very good, partially restored with mark of sticker on the back
Wear: Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions: Height: 77 cm I Width: 61 cm I Depth: 58 cm
Superb desk chair designed in the USA by Bruce Hannah and Andrew Morrison for Knoll in the 1950s-1960s composed of a meticulously polished aluminium structure with swivel base on rollers and reupholstered with a luxurious Lelièvre Paris mustard velvet.
Creator: Bruce Hannah & Andrew Morrison
Manufacturer: Knoll Origin: USA In the style of: Mid-Century Modern
Period: Mid 20th Century Materials and techniques: - Polished Aluminium - Velvet upholstery
Condition: Excellent vintage condition Wear: Consistent with age and use Dimensions: 83 cm H x 63 cm W x 61 cm D Number of items: 1
Fantastic Osvaldo Borsani adjustable swivel desk chairs for Tecno circa 1960's. Fully restored in re-upholstered Lelievre Paris toile of Scandinavian appearance with a feel of wool and crossing of warp and yarn made to resist time, re-polished aluminum base.
Creator: Osvaldo Borsani
In the style of: Mid-Century Modern
Date of Manufacture: 1960's
Materials and techniques:
- Polished aluminum
- Upholstery "Lana Lapis"
Condition: Excellent, fully restored
Wear: Consistent with age and use
Dimensions: Height: 113 cm I Width: 63 cm I Depth 66 cm
Seat Height: 50 cm
Weight: 21 kg
Number of items: 2
About Osvaldo Borsani
Osvaldo Borsani (Varedo 1911- Milano 1985) began work at an early age in the family business of making furniture.
In 1953, along with his brother Fulgenzio, he founded Tecno, the great project for which he worked his whole life in order to develop standard production with reference to that of design.
His first industrial designs were the P40 adjustable armchair (1953) and the D70 reversible seat sofa. In 1968 it was the office system Graphis (together with Eugenio Gerli and coming into vogue around the world in a million copies) thanks to which Tecno became a world-leading manufacturer in design for the office.