Offered by: H. Gallery
Concordiastraat 68 - 127 Utrecht 3551EM , Netherlands Call Seller 0031302270051


Cherry Wood and Papercord Armchair by Bas Van Pelt (Attr.), Netherlands 1940s

$ 4,180
  • Description
    This organic armchair attributed to Dutch designer Bas Van Pelt is an elegant model with an exceptionally high level of craftsmanship. The construction of this rare 1940s design is simple at its core, but thanks to the details, it is a unique representation of early Dutch modernism.

    While Bas Van Pelt's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1920s straight lines dominated by The Hague School, this armchair is the result of his more mature design era, which was dominated by natural materials and more curvature. While made of solid wood, this armchair has an open feel to it thanks to the three horizontal slats that compose and divide the back. The curved lines of the armrests are beautifully crafted and follow the raised seat’s angle. The curves nicely contrast with the straight lines of the frame, keeping it from appearing too strict. Apart from the expert woodwork, the paper cord seat stands out as well. The so-called “planflet” (flat-weave) pattern requires considerable expertise, as the warp is wrapped around the frame, and then the weave follows a checkerboard pattern. The seat adds textural interest and also serves a decorative role, not to mention how durable paper cord is. The tapered legs blend seamlessly into the back and arms, and are connected by double stretchers on all sides except the back where the back’s slats dominate. Thanks to the well-chosen proportions and the expert weaving technique on the seat, this armchair provides great comfort.

    Bas van Pelt’s progressive designs were, in many ways, ahead of his era. The Dordrecht-born designer’s furniture models are quite rare, a few are preserved in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam for modern art, contemporary art, and design.

    In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Some minor marks and scratches on the wood.

    25.59 in W x 28.74 in D x 40.16 in H; Seat height 13.39 in; Seat depth 20.28 in; Arm height 24.21 in
    65 cm W x 73 cm D x 102 cm H; Seat height 34 cm; Seat depth 51.5 cm; Arm height 61.5 cm

    This chair will be packaged and shipped with the greatest care and attention to make sure you will receive the item in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.

    VAT normally applies and will be added to items when purchased by a European buyer or transported to a location within the EU.
  • More Information
    Origin: Netherlands
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Cherry Wood, Papercord
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Some minor marks and scratches on the wood.
    Creation Date: 1940s
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 20242280
    Incollect Reference #: 728261
  • Dimensions
    W. 25.59 in; H. 40.16 in; D. 28.74 in;
    W. 65 cm; H. 102 cm; D. 73 cm;
    Seat H. 13.39 in;
    Seat H. 34 cm;
Message from Seller:

Located in Utrecht, The Netherlands, H. Gallery specializes in modern and contemporary design with a strong focus on Brazil and Scandinavia. The gallery strives to preserve and promote especially Brazil's rich design heritage and curates a select group of contemporary artists. Meticulous research, ie getting in contact with the original designers, producers, their heirs, and retrieving and indexing old catalogues and magazines is at the heart of its activities. All works presented excel in great

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