We have always considered and collected these commercial masks and helmets as industries tribal art. Examples can be elegant in their simplicity or bazaar and complex. They are always unique, suprising and filled with personality.
1930s Bas van Pelt Armchairs
The modern design of these chairs were extreme for the 1930s. They sit very low and are quite comfortable. But you need to be under 40 to get out of them. They are striking as a pair and are unique in their posture and finish. The upholstery is new and the wood is as found with its original finish and patina. The two chairs match but on close inspection one sits slightly lower than the other. The back and seat have the original springs. The back has four exposed springs that are an important part of the chairs design. We believe these were designed in the netherlands by Bas van Pelt. The chairs are signed by the manufacturer. I did some quick research and found out that the chairs were made in England by a very well respected company. In fact Josef Hoffmann used this manufacturer to build some of his designs. That's what I remember but now the embarrassing part. When I sent the chairs out to be upholstered the name tag was covered so I can't tell you the makers name. It measures 26 inches to the top of the back rest|32 inches from front to back and 24 inches wide. 26 in.Hx32 in.Wx24 in.D $2,100