Cor Alons Cabinet in Stained and Natural Oak

$4,750.00 USD
$4,750.00 USD

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Cor Alons cabinet, manufactured by Winterkamp en van Putten, oak, stained oak, The Netherlands, 1927

This cabinet was designed by Cor Alons, in the period of the 'Hague School', a movement that emphasized geometric shapes, simple proportions and constructivist decorations. In this design function is the most important factor, as can be seen in great details like the extractable extra surface space along both sides of the cabinet. When in need of extra space, simply pull the handle and there is more room available to place items and belongings. Another great detail are the protruding edges on each corner of the darkened oak top. They break up a very solidity of this piece and give it an interesting feature, without compromising the modest and practical design. On the front of the two asymmetrical doors of the cabinet there are two darkened oak panels, that differ in size also. The cubic corpus is supported by a plateau in natural oak. This cabinet is very lively but balanced due to the recurring shapes and the use of only two colors.

Cor Alons (1892-1967) was a Dutch interior architect and industrial designer. He has made an important contribution to the New Objectivity or 'Functionalism' in The Netherlands (1918-1933). He took the advice from his father, who was an art teacher, to complete his education at the Academy of Art in The Hague. During his studies, he was drawn towards furniture design in particular. Since there was no such thing as interior design training yet, he had to gain practical experience. After graduating in 1917 he worked as a sketch drawer for four years for the furniture factory of H. Pander & Zonen, at the department of Modern Interior Art under supervision of Hendrik Wouda. Wouda introduced him to the work of other architects, like the American Frank Lloyd Wright, and Hendrik Berlage among others. Their designs were based on sensibility and decoration being subservient to construction. In 1923 he established himself as an independent interior designer. The furniture designs of Alons were in line with the work of other 'Hague School' designers such as Cornelis van der Sluys, Frits Spanjaard and Hendrik Wouda. Characteristics of their furniture were simple construction, the use of cubistic shapes and lacquering in different colors, which emphasizes different parts individually. Over the next fourty years he is dedicating his career to designing furniture and interiors, pottery and stained glass, and painting. He received multiple hononary memberships and exhibitions during his life. On April 24, 1967 he passes away in his beloved The Hague.

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Product details

  • condition Good
  • creator Cor Alons (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1927
  • dimensions Height 32.68 in. Width 54.53 in. Depth 21.66 in.
  • dimensions Height 83 cm Width 138.5 cm Depth 55 cm
  • material Oak
  • origin Netherlands
  • period 1920-1929
  • style Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Barcode 50112767