PINE WOOD COFFEE TABLE

DESIGN: ATE VAN APELDOORN 1960IES

PRODUCER: HOUTWERK HATTEM HOLLAND

MEASUREMENTS: W 80, D 80, H 40 CM

PRICE: 775,- EURO

Original Ate van Apeldoorn piece. Aestethic clean and angular lines, clearly influenced by ‘De Stijl’ movement. There are no decorative elements, all attention is focused on the appearance of the natural wood grain and the striking finger joint wood construction of the panels. The origin of van Apeldoorns work can be found in the hand-crafted house-hold and wood related decorative items, that van Apeldoorn made from the late 1950ies. This table with its thick, ‘Brutalist’ lines also reminds at the work of French Designer Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret.

The term ‘Brutalism’ ( derives from the French word brut, meaning raw ) describes an architectural movement that emerged in the fifties of the 20th century. It has been adopted by the realms of art and design to refer to expressive, ‘naive’ creations. Related artists are Paul Evans and Paul Kingma.