Happy 2015! We got two new containers within two weeks of each other last month, and therefore have been extremely overwhelmed - in other words stumbling over all our new stuff in excitement, joy, and disarray. Here are a few of our favorite Dutch designs from our newest containers!

1. Gerard Van Den Berg for Montis 1970 - "The Rock" Two-Seater and Ottoman

Gerard Van Den Berg arguably defined a turning point from classic Mid-Century Dutch furniture design to more contemporary design using different materials, such as rattan and leather. For Montis, a company he started with his brother, his design aesthetic stemmed from concepts of comfort - cushiony seats with a solid and sturdy body. Nevertheless, he maintains a sleek elegance to each piece with his balanced, and often singular, use of warm leather upholstery and carefully placed stitching. 

This particular piece is in very good condition! One of the best we've seen. There is some normal wear from age and use, but overall it's beautifully patina-d and well cared for :)

2. P.J. Muntendam Lounge Chair for Gebr Jonkers, 1956.

Gebr. Jonkers was a manufacturer most well-known for their iconic pieces in woven rattan. Their factory was in Noordwolde from 1929-1982. They worked with well-known Dutch designers such as Dirk van Sliedregt and smaller designers like P.J. Muntendam who brought their own specific design aesthetics to the palm material.

We love the pop of red on the frame of this chair! Leather Armrests, Black Leather Cushion and Headrest.

3. Radboud van Beekum FM60 Cubic Chair and Side Table for Pastoe, 1980.

Dutch designer Radboud van Beekum designed his Cube chair for Pastoe after graduating from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy with a focus in architectural design and furniture in 1977. After joining the studio Total Design in Amsterdam, he worked on projects for the Rijksmuseum and the Royal Palace in Amsterdam and his team was awarded the Kho Liang Le prize for industrial design in 1991. 

We re-upholstered the chair in black leather, the frame is original. The table is in original condition and harder to find! Look out for a pair of FM60 chairs with a white frame coming soon to our warehouse...

Of course we also have a Work in Progress section in our warehouse! We get in so many amazing pieces that just need a little spiffing up, here are a few we're working on (so keep an eye out when they show up on our floor)

4. Friso Kramer "Repose" Arm Chair for Ahrend de Cirkel, 1950.
Friso Kramer's "Repose" Arm Chair won the Signe D'Or Award for its design when it was revealed in 1960. Friso Kramer transitioned industrial design of the 1940's to what it is today - more to come on this amazing Dutch designer soon!

5. This one is just TOO great... No further description needed.


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