Offered a rare dining set designed by the radical designer and Dutch architect Wim den Boon. Custom made.
- Six (6) dining chairs, elm wood and steel. Dimensions: height 30.3 in. (77 cm), width 19.7 in. (50 cm), depth 19.7 in. (50 cm), seat height 17.7 inches (45 cm).
- Dining table, iroko wood and steel. Dimensions: height 26.8 in. (68 cm), width 31.5 in. (80 cm), length 78.7 in. (200 cm).
Den Boon was commissioned in 1957 to design an interior and this furniture was built on site in 1958 in a house in Velsen-Zuid, Holland. All furniture is accompanied by the original drawings, except for the dining chair, this drawing is missing. In these photos the technical drawings are blurred for reasons of exclusivity.
Wim den Boon (1912-1968), born in Waddinxveen, Dutch architect. Admirer of Gerrit Rietveld, De Stijl and the functional building of the Delft School. He was inspired by, among others; Alvar Aalto, Eero Saarinen and Le Corbusier. Wim den Boon formed together with Hein Stolle and Pierre Kleylamp the movement Groep & (1945-1950). They designed furniture, often "custom made" and had it manufactured by small furniture producers. In 1948 Group & was responsible for the interior of the international departure hall of Schiphol Airport. Den Boon became editor of 'Goed Wonen' magazine in the late 1940s. He promoted functional design and criticized the traditional interior with all its conventions and prejudices. The best of art and technology had to go together to achieve a better society, following of Dutch arcitect H.P. Berlage’s. After his period at 'Goed Wonen', he founded the foundation 'Mens en Huis' together with Dora Mees and J.W. Jansen. Without commercial ulterior motives, this foundation organized exhibitions about furniture and design, for example in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the Hague Gemeentemuseum. In 1950, Wim den Boon established himself as an independent interior designer in The Hague. The furniture he designed during that period was clearly influenced by Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand. From 1952, Den Boon also designed residential houses and renovations. All his designs fit in his modular system with natural measurements. Wim den Boon died in 1968. He was an inspiring and radical designer. He made no concessions and remained true to his architectural principles. He left an, admittedly small, but monumental oeuvre. After all these years, his designs are still topical and that is why we can speak of a strong example of timeless design.
- Literature: Wim den Boon , Binnenhuisarchitect (1912/1968), Peter Vöge, Uitgeverij 010, Rotterdam. ISBN 90-6450-084-3
Dining Table and six (6) Chairs by Wim den Boon, Netherlands 1958
Original good used condition. Some stains and scratches.