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


European Mid-Century Solid Wood Trestle Bench, Europe ca 1950s

$ 3,135
  • Description
    In European mid-century design, there was an early emphasis on wood as it connected everyday objects, such as furniture to nature. With its rustic presence and nicely weathered patina, this trestle bench is a perfect example of this sentiment, and of the visual benefits of an understated, organic design.

    This bench has an elementally rustic look in which a rectangular top sits on a trestle base with a cross stretcher. With its simple lines and aged appearance, this bench gives an impression of authenticity. The marks of organic modernism can be observed in the unornamented solid wood body, the exposed mortise and tenon joints, and the raw surfaces. The material of this bench projects an air of strength and solidity, yet, thanks to the distance between the top and the stretcher, it still manages to look airy. The rectangular top is supported by an interesting lower structure, including trestle legs that are defined by the expert woodworking. The precise connecting and adjusting elements are akin to the Japanese “Kumiki”, a wooden building technology where grooved wood pieces are joined together to form sturdy three-dimensional objects, and making it possible to produce longer pieces.

    The simple design serves the purpose of showing the understated beauty of natural materials and their endless possibilities under the hands of an expert craftsman. The cracks and beautiful patina further elevate the rustic look, while the height perfectly balances out the thickness of the wood. This bench is entirely unique thanks to its own particular characteristics and charm; no other one will ever look exactly the same.

    In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Some marks and scratches on the wood. The bench has developed a beautiful patina over time.

    70.86 in W x 11.02 in D x 18.5 in H
    180 cm W x 28 cm D x 47 cm H

    This bench will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the item in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.
  • More Information
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Wood
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Some marks and scratches on the wood. The bench has developed a beautiful patina over time.
    Creation Date: ca 1950s
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 88880089
    Incollect Reference #: 582132
  • Dimensions
    W. 70.87 in; H. 18.5 in; D. 11.02 in;
    W. 180 cm; H. 47 cm; D. 28 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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