Rare Art Deco Side Chair by Laurens Groen
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Laurens Groen for H.H. de Klerk & Zoonen, side chairs, birch, fabric upholstery, Alkmaar, The Netherlands, 1924
This chair by Dutch designer Laurens Groen has a striking, well-documented provenance. In the style of the so-called Amsterdam School a building including a temple hall was built for the vrijmetselaarsloge 'De Noordstar' (masonic lodge) in Alkmaar in 1924. Architect Laurens Groen planned the building as well as the interior. As can be seen in historic photographs the chairs flanked the long sides of the arched hall. Groen designed a rather unique side chair that plays with proportions, lines and textures. Triangles are a repeated form in this design that underlines its origin in the Art Deco period. The upholstered seat has the shape of a trapezoid and visually connects with the upholstered part in the backrest, in triangular shape. The unique wood frame rests on black feet that contrast with the wood. Multiple Dutch museums like the Central Museum in Utrecht, The Netherlands, have this chair in their collection.
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