Friday, February 26, 2016

This weeks new vintage furniture stock at Vamp - 26 February 2016

Please contact us on 021 448 2755 or should you have any enquiries or find us at 368c Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town. Thank you.

A beautiful Walnut mid-century sideboard.
Length – 152cm | Depth – 44cm | Height – 74cm 

A mid-century display cabinet
Length – 107cm | Depth – 29cm| Height – 138cm

A Teak mid-century coffee table. Also see side tables below
147cm x 41cm | Height – 42cm 

A set of two Teak mid-century sidetables. Also see coffee table above
62cm x 41.5cm | Height -  37.5cm 

A vintage solid wood school desk
Length – 65cm | Depth including desk and seat – 86cm | Height – 80cm 

A large immaculate original framed print of the 1952 painting by Vladimir Tretchikoff called the Chinese Girl (also popularly known as the Green Lady)
80cm x 91cm

A vintage pair of Bauhaus style tubular steel and oxblood leather cantilever chairs
Height of seat –44cm | Height of back – 79cm | Width of chair – 56cm | Depth of chair – 56cm 

A pair of Mahogany vintage stack stool sets, each comprising 3 stools. New foam and cushions recovered in good quality fabric (Hertex)
Stack: 43cm x 43cm | Height – 83cm
Single stool: 43cm x 43cm | Height – 36cm 

An original Oak vintage printers tray drawer unit with all printers trays still present. A couple of the trays have some original wooden typeface letters in them. Marked Stephenson, Blake and Co. Sheffield, London. A fantastic and very rare find!
Length – 96cm | Depth – 56cm| Height – 214cm

Renowned 1950’s Congo chair by Theo Ruth for Artifort, Holland. This is a unique tension set construction, the back and seat are two separate pieces that fit together like a puzzle. Original condition, although it was re-upholstered in this purple fabric at some stage in the past.
Height of seat – 39cm | Height of back – 77cm | Width of chair – 48cm | Depth of chair – 83cm

About the Designer:
Theo Ruth was a Dutch designer born in 1915 in Maastricht. He trained as a furniture designer at the Middelbare Kunstnijverheidsschool in Maastricht. In 1936 he joined Artifort where he specialised in living room furniture and in 1939 become head of design and development, a position he held until his death in 1971. Ruth had a major impact on Artifort’s design legacy. His most famous pieces include the 1952 Congo chair and the 1957 Penguin chair, both of which were constructed from two interlocking pieces that fit together without locks or screws (the latter’s original version featured a black and white cushion to mimic its namesake)  Notable designers; Pierre Paulin, Geoffrey Harcourt and Gerrit Rietveld also collaborated with Artifort’s design department during his tenure. 

A 1950’s rotating Danish tub chair. Super, super comfy! The chair is in its original condition and can easily be re-upholstered should you wish. 
Height of seat – 39cm| Height of back – 85cm| Width of chair –82cm | Depth of chair – 88cm

1960’s Willhelm Knoll Antimott high-back easy chair in Teak (Germany) Original condition.
Height of seat – 40cm | Height of back – 97cm | Width of chair – 77cm| Depth of chair – 89cm

A modern solid Zebrano wood dining table by Lau Lauritsen, Denmark. Circa 2000’s
110cm x 242cm | Height – 73cm

A pair of 1950’s Kai Kristiansen No. 42 dining chairs. The swivel backrest that adjusts to your back make them like a little lounge chair at the dining table! Original condition. The fabric is worn and can easily be recovered.
Height of seat – 46cm| Height of back – 73cm | Width of chair – 55cm | Depth of chair – 56cm
R3850 each

About the Designer:
Kai Kristiansen's designs have become some of the most well-known pieces to be created in the mid part of the 20th century and his name has become synonymous with Danish modern. He trained as a cabinet maker, graduating in 1948 and then went on to train under Kaare Klint at the Danish Academy of Fine Arts. He went on to open his own office and designed for many companies such as Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik, Feldballes, Magnus Olesen, Fritz Hansen, Axel Kjærsgaard and Heltborg. He designed many pieces of furniture such as sideboards, desks, chairs, tables, shelving units and cabinetry. But surely his most beloved and popular design is the #42 chair for Schou Andersen. Sought after for not only it's beautiful looks, but it's comfort, it has become one of the most iconic Danish modern pieces of furniture.

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