70’s Paul Kingma square artwork handmade coffee table
As a sculptor, Paul Kingma made a number of works for public space. He became best known as a mosaic artist with his heavy Kingma tables, which he started in the late 1960s. Out of an admiration for life and the history of the earth, he laid tables with natural stone and materials that he collected from all over the world. Later he made tableaux with fossils and petrified wood, “an independent design that can later be used as a table”.
Paul Kingma was appointed in 1961 as the first director of the Institute for Visual Expression in Amersfoort and gave mosaic lessons there for five years. His first marriage came to an end. In 1978 he met Elisabeth Bakker and married her.
Kingma lived and worked in The Hague, Kortenhoef, Amsterdam, London, Amersfoort (c. 1961), Epe (from 1966), Amerongen (1984-1990) and finally in Pingjum a artist village in the North of the Netherlands. He died there in 2013, at the age of 81.
This natural stone rectangle coffee table is very good conserved and very rare with it’s beautiful agate stone and copper inlay. Its stands on a metal square foot in two parts. Good condition consistent with age and use.