Set of Two Easy Chairs, Kuyken

Frits Kuyken (1900-1979)
Fauteuil F74
Firma Kuyken, Dilbeek België, 1935-1938


Set of two cantilever armchairs with plated chrome tubular steel frame. Dim. 85 x 80 x 60 cm. Beechwood with steel inner springs, completely restored using authentic materials and reupholstered with a woolen weave.

Brief history of Kuyken tubular steel furniture:
The Kuyken family business, founded in Haarlem in 1904, made stamps, wooden work blocks and rolling mills for manufacturers who printed designs on wallpaper, linoleum and fabrics.

The son and daughter of the founders Marie and Fritz Kuyken followed a training at the School for applied arts in Haarlem and put the acquired knowledge into practice in designing and making Cloisonné panels, collaborating with other (ornamental) artists such as CA Lion Cachet .

In 1923 the company opened a second facility in Dilbeek, Belgium, of which Fritz Kuyken took over the management from his father in 1931. From around 1935 on, the firm produced modernist tubular furniture designed by Fritz Kuyken. By combining the bright chrome tubular frames with precious woods and beautifully woven fabrics on generous seating shells, the tubular furniture was given a modern, luxurious look.



Armchair F4 is a strong design by Frits Kuyken, the chair is included in the collection of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and is described in various art-historical publications.



Sold to private collectors in 2022

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