Desk r6 1931,
Metz&Co Amsterdam 1931-1933.
Stained and ebonised wood, painted and chromed steel.
The right part with glass top. 70 cm. high; 150 cm. wide; 90 cm. deep.
The desk marks a transition in the work of Gerrit Rietveld, in this design he combines features of “the style” with the principles of functionalism. It was given a prominent place on three historical presentations in the early thirties of the new furniture with which Rietveld took a turn in his career as an architect and furniture designer towards functionalism. It also marks the beginning of a long and fruitful cooperation with the avant-garde warehouse Metz&Co in Amsterdam who then started to sell the Rietveld furniture in their warehouses.
Gilles Pieter de Neve, publisher of art-calendars in Amsterdam, 1931-33;
His daughter Joanne de Neve, 1978-2012;
This is a high-end quality museum piece but this desk is also fit for daily use in its original condition.