[Chair for the guestroom of the P. van Vlissingen residence, Helmond, Netherlands, 1895]
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 Material Information
Title: Chair for the guestroom of the P. van Vlissingen residence, Helmond, Netherlands, 1895
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Berlage, Hendrik Petrus, 1856-1934 ( designer )
Publication Date: 2009
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Furniture design -- Netherlands -- 19th century   ( lcsh )
Chair design -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam   ( lcsh )
Chairs -- 1890-1900   ( lctgm )
Arts and crafts movement -- Influence   ( lcsh )
Genre: conference publication   ( marcgt )
festschrift   ( marcgt )
comic strip   ( marcgt )
Chairs   ( aat )
 Notes
Abstract: Wooden chair featuring a wicker seat extending back to form a point which is supported by a leg extending at an angle from the center of the backrest to the floor. Two rear legs rise upward at an angle, forming the seat back. Rounded brass studs secure the wicker seat and serve as decorative accents. Chair resided in the guestroom of the P. van Vlissingen residence, Helmond, the Netherlands.
General Note: Appears stable, 06/01/1995, DXB; Surveyed by Gary Stewart, 7/93; Conservation priority: 4. Treatment performed by Gary Stewart, 5/95.
General Note: As exhibited in "Art & Design in the Modern Age", June 29-October 10, 2007: Chair, 1895 / For the guestroom of the P. van Vlissingen residence, Helmond, the Netherlands / Designed by Hendrik Petrus Berlage (Dutch, 1856–1934) / Amsterdam / Wood, brass, cane, steel / TD1991.152.2 // As exhibited in "Evolution/Revolution: A Century of Modern Seating", November 20, 2004-June 5, 2005: Chair, 1895 / For the guestroom of the P. van Vlissingen residence, Helmond, The Netherlands / Designed by Hendrik Petrus Berlage (Dutch, 1856-1934) / Amsterdam / Wood, brass, cane, steel / The Wolfsonian-FIU, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection / TD1991.152.2 / Hendrick Petrus Berlage, the most important architect in turn-of-the-century Holland, was greatly influenced by the British Arts and Crafts movement. In his architecture and design work, Berlage stressed that structure should dictate appearance. This chair's decorative elements enhance its functional qualities. The rounded brass studs, for example, both secure the wicker seat and serve as ornamental accents. Drawing inspiration from American architects, including Frank Lloyd Wright, Berlage adopted the practice of fostering collaboration among artists and craftsmen, while retaining the dominant role as master architect to preserve the unity of his creations. // As exhibited in "The Arts of Reform and Persuasion", November 11, 1995-May 12, 1996: Chair, 1895 / Designed by Hendrik Petrus Berlage (Dutch, 1856-1934) Amsterdam / Originally designed for a guestroom of the P. van Vlissingen residence, Helmond, Netherlands. / Wood, brass, cane, steel screws / Hendrik Berlage, the most important architect in turn-of-the-century Holland, was greatly influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement. As this chair demonstrated, he subscribed to its principles. He rejected historical styles, veneers, and applied decoration and insisted that only the structure of the piece should dictate its appearance. Like William Morris, Berlage also embraced the utopian socialist aspects of the movement, believing that unity in urban design, architecture, and furnishings should be part of a larger social harmony. // As published in "Designing Modernity", exhibition catalogue for "The Arts of Reform and Persuasion": Chair, 1895 / Designed by Hendrik Petrus Berlage (Dutch, 1856-1934) / Amsterdam / Originally designed for a guestroom of the P. van Vlissingen residence, Helmond, Netherlands. / Wood, brass, cane, steel screws / 36 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 22 3/4 inches (92.7 x 49.5 x 57.8 cm) / TD1991.152.2.
 Record Information
Source Institution: The Wolfsonian-Florida International University
Holding Location: The Wolfsonian FIU Library Collection ( AX 2fl Rck 2R77 B )
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: accession number - TD1991.152.2
eos.web - 15744
System ID: WOLF002418:00001

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