Wim Den Boon Pair of Unique Dutch Lounge Chairs
Wim Den Boom, pair of lounge chairs, black faux-leather, wengé, Netherlands, 1960. These chairs was designed by Wim Den Boon as part of an office interior in Den Haag. The chair bears strong traits of the aesthetic language of Le Corbusier. The design is registered and documented at New Dutch Institute for Architecture, Design and Digital Technology (NI) under number M1-58. The chairs feature a geometric wengé frame and a faux-leather black seat that is still completely original. The armrest slopes downwards from the back and end in a sharp 90 degrees corner that matches the other clean and geometric shapes in this design. Please note that the price is per item, not per set. 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 the war with interiors and designs such as the furniture of the international departure hall of Schiphol in 1948. The purist design fits in seamlessly with the functionalist design of the late 1930s, when Avant Garde designers made both chromed tube furniture and curved plywood.