Dutch Executive Chair by Architect Wim Den Boon
Wim Den Boon, office chair black faux leather, metal, The Netherlands, 1960
This unique office chair is designed by Wim Den Boon for private Dutch client from The Hague. The swivel chair is a one of a kind as it is especially designed for this particular client. The chair was also designed as part of a completely office interior. The chair bears strong traits of the aesthetic language of Le Corbusier. The design is registered and documented in the New Dutch Institute for Architecture, Design and Digital Technology (NI).
Wim Den Boon (1912-1968) was a Dutch designer, interior designer and architect. Boon was a dogmatic man who believed strongly in the transforming capacities of architecture and design. Den Boon was affected by the architecture of Le Corbusier, De Stijl and Rietveld. Den Boon studied at the Academy for Visual Arts in The Hague in 1941. In 1945 he founded 'Groep & together with Hein Stolle and Pierre Kleykam', a group that manifested itself after te war with interiors and design such as the furniture of the international departure hall of Schiphol in 1948. The purist design of the interiors and furniture fits in seamlessly with the functionalist design of the late 1930s, when avant-garde designers made both chromed tube furniture and curved plywood. Group & also designed a dining room chair for the magazine 'Goed Wonen'. Den Boon was the editorial secretary of this magazine from 1948-1950. cused mainly on purist, functional architecture. He focuses mainly on the power of the space itself and often uses a few large objects with which he fills the space, are not exchangeable often uses everyday objects to base his designs such as trestles and milk bottles. Den Boon has written a number of articles for Goed Wonen, which was the most prominent magazine for interior design in the 1940s and 1950s. His articles are almost strictly educational, his articles were meant to liberate and educate people. Den Boon's dogmatic character and the austere tone of his articles resulted in too much controversy which led to Wim Den Boon being forced to resign from the magazine in 1950.