Very rare set of four (4) Flamingo chairs by Cees Braakman for Pastoe, fifties. White lacquered welded metal, grey coated tubular steel lower frame with green cotton cushions. Everything in original condition, including the cushions. Unrestored, rust on places where the paint has disappeared, but nowhere really broken.
Dimensions: width 22.2 in. (56.5 cm), height 29.1 in. (74 cm), depth 24.0 inches (61 cm).
Dutch designer Cees Braakman (1917-1995). At the age of 17, he began working at Pastoe, a Utrecht-based furniture manufacturer, where he learned the trade. His father, D.L. Braakman (1885-1966), was then the company’s head draftsman and manager. In 1948, following the Second World War (during which time the factory was dismantled), Braakman followed in his father’s footsteps, taking on the role of Pastoe’s manager and designer, where he would remain until 1978. In 1947, Braakman was sent to the United States to observe other manufacturers’ designs and practices. He was particularly inspired by the Herman Miller Company and by Charles and Ray Eames.
Set of 4 Flamingo Garden Chairs by Cees Braakman for Pastoe
Everything in original condition, including the cushions. Unrestored, rust on places where the paint has disappeared, but nowhere really broken.