60s Cees Braakman floating desk for Pastoe

1,240.00

60s Cees Braakman floating desk for Pastoe

1,240.00

Designer
Cees Braakman
Manufacturer
Pastoe
Period
1960s
Origin
the Netherlands
Material
Chrome plated metal, formica, Teak veneer
Color
Chrome, teak, White
Code
0102109TBu
Condition
Good condition consistent with age and use
Dimensions
142,5cm (w) x 63cm (d) x 75,5cm (h) | worktop: 130cm x 60,5cm
WS
A - E
Price
€ 1.240,- | $ 1.380,-
Comment
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Dutch designer Cees Braakman was born in Utrecht in 1917. At the age of 17, he began working at Pastoe, a Utrecht-based furniture manufacturer, where he learned the trade. 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. Upon his return to the Netherlands, he began experimenting with bent plywood and created Pastoe’s first modern furniture line. He went on to develop several lines of popular furniture, marked by clean, elegant lines and a sense of proportion tailored to smaller living spaces. During the 1950s and ’60s, Braakman placed particular emphasis on modular storage solutions.His designs are shown in the Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum. He passed away in Utrecht in 1995. This floating writing desk is one of the modern designs he created in the 1960s, spin metal feet carry the cabinets and on top the worktop seems to be floating above the cabinets. Beautiful timeless object.

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