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


Mid-Century Papercord and Dark Stained Wood Stool, Europe ca 1960s

$ 1,045
  • Description
    ‎From Charlotte Perriand to Axel Einar Hjorth, stools have been staples in European design history. This modernist design is made of solid wood and twisted papercord with an understated, organic look. This style of stool has been beloved for decades and many mid-century designers created their own iteration of it.

    With its arresting look, this stool stands as evidence why many European architects succeeded at the craft of furniture design. The precision of the structure and the weaving technique is evident at first glance, showing great geometric order. Driven by function, the designer’s focus was evidently on practicality, structural stability, and a design in favour of these principles. The combination of curved and straight lines and the absence of excess decoration is very typical of the era’s designers, who saw possibilities in the aesthetics of modernist design and materials. Next to the beautiful, dark stained wood, the use of the papercord is the defining material and aesthetical choice. Noteworthy for its organic charm, the material is also beloved for its functional qualities. The seat is made with a traditional hand woven technique, where the twisted strands of fibre are wrapped around each corner of the seat in a continuous loop. Here, the tips however are left unwrapped, highlighting the rising angle. The weaving forms four distinct triangles in the seat pattern, with the points of the triangles meeting in the centre.

    The straight lines of the stretchers, arranged at differing heights, counterbalance the curved legs and seat, and the raw surface of the rush. The wood has a beautiful patina that complements the rush’s organicity. This beautiful stool’s simplicity and honest design combined with mid-century modernism enhances the exceptional craftsmanship.

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

    19.09 in W x 12.99 in D x 18.11 in H
    48.5 cm W x 33 cm D x 46 cm H

    This stool 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
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Papercord, Wood
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Some scratches and marks on the wood.
    Creation Date: ca 1960s
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 88880133
    Incollect Reference #: 646137
  • Dimensions
    W. 19.09 in; H. 18.11 in; D. 12.99 in;
    W. 48.5 cm; H. 46 cm; D. 33 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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