De Coene Bar Cabinet in Stained Oak
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De Coene, highboard or drybar, oak, laminated wood, Belgium, 1970s.
This very evocative drybar by De Coene features a clear rhythm and flow established by means of a well thought through lay out that is very well-balanced. The carved door panels immediately catch the eye and are the signature for this item; a design that is established during the seventies when Brutalism was at his highest level specifically in Belgium. The design convinces visually through its stabile construction and the oak material which has an incredibly, visual texture that shows nice wood grains. Thanks to its rectangular shape, the highboard provides plenty of storage space which allows the user to store its belongings. It is equipped with shelves, one large sliding shelve in the middle of the cabinet. The interior offers storage for bottles in the upper section.
De Coene was founded in 1887 in Kortrijk (Belgium) by Jozef de Coene, who was at that time 13 years old. In 1895, his younger brother Adolphe joined the company. In their early years, De Coene was inspired by Henry van de Velde, Art Deco and the Arts & Crafts movement. The company made many custom made furnishings which leads to an expansive growth. After world war one, the brother visited the United States where they became acquainted with laminated wood production, and purchased a wood-stripping machine. They were the first company that made triplex in Belgium which led to the ability to mass produce. In 1954 they received the right to produce Knoll furniture. But although the company produced on a large-scale, there were still world famous for their meticulously detailed, high-quality and Art Deco inspired furniture.
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