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Michael van Beuren slat chair for Domus, Mexico, 1930s/40s

Documentation Documented elsewhere (similar item)
Documentation Notes Ana Elena Mallet, Design by Van Beuren, Mexico City, 2014, pp. 38, 63
Origin Mexico
Period 1920-1949
Materials wood, rush
Dimensions
W. 28.74 in; H. 30.31 in; D. 26.38 in; H.2. 15.35 in;
W. 73 cm; H. 77 cm; D. 67 cm; H.2. 39 cm;
Condition Fair. Slats need to be repaired
Description A rare armchair by Michael van Beuren for Domus. The chair has a seating and backrest made of wood slats and rush windings on the frame.

This model was originally designed in 1937 for outdoor use at the bungalows of Hotel Los Flamingos in Acapulco, Mexico.

American-born, Bauhaus-trained Michael van Beuren (1911 - 2004) moved to Mexico in 1937, where he started designing and manufacturing furniture. His designs combined traditional Mexican influences with Modernist forms. Together with fellow Bauhaus-student Klaus Grabe, he started the 'Domus' company. After Grabe moved to the US in 1942, the name of the company changed to 'Van Beuren'.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
Dealer Reference Number Cl.bb.VanBeurenDomus.v.1806a
Incollect Reference Number 331411
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