EU / NU – 11 JAPANESE SERIES WALL CONSOLES

PRODUCER: UMS PASTOE NETHERLANDS

DESIGN: CEES BRAAKMAN 1958

MEASUREMENTS: W 45.5, H 59, D 46-48 CM

PRICE: ON REQUEST

During the 1950ies, Cees Braakman and his design team developed several lines of modern furniture for Dutch furniture company UMS Pastoe ( Utrecht ). In 1958, he designed the nowadays sought-after ‘Japanese Series’; All outside lines are clean and angular without decorative elements.
This EU-11 ( mirror case ) and NU-11 ( drawer console ) is original from that Japanese Series, and is documented in the Goed Wonen magazine. Both great condition, minimal usermarks. The black handle is fine, all the moving parts function well, all glass is perfect. Attractive bright teak color.
Very hard to find nowadays, don’t hesitate to get in contact.

 

 

The forward-thinking designs of Cees Braakman (1917-1995) paved the way for success for Pastoe from the early fifties. In the beginning of his career Braakman went to the US to study design and production processes. Clearly inspired by designs of Eames and Knoll, Braakman and Pastoe introduced the bent plywood techniques into their first line of modern furniture. Cees Braakman was one of the most influentual designers of the Netherlands after the second world war.