Rope chair by Bas van Pelt, the Netherlands 1936
Iconic arm chair by the Dutch interior architect and designer Bas van Pelt (1900-1945).
About Bas van Pelt
Bas van Pelt was a talented interior architect and entrepeneur and it was only after 7 years that he took over a furniture shop in the Hague. He renamed it 'My Home' and soon after he opened other 'My Home' shops in the Netherlands.
Van Pelt was an avant gardistic designer and his design language was always pointed forward. He was a great admirer of Bauhaus and the Amsterdamse School. He published many articles and books about furniture and the modern home. He died at the end of the war at the age of only 44 and was honoured for his contribution to the resistance.
The Rope Chair
The chair is part of the permanent collection of the Stedelijk museum in Amsterdam and has been well documented in the following literature: My Home / Bas van Pelt : binnenhuisarchitectuur 1931-1995. Petra Faber. Rotterdam, 010 Publishers, 1995 Furniture Collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 1850 - 2000 : from Michael Thonet to Marcel Wanders. Amsterdam, NAi Publishers, 2004 De Haagse Stijl: Art Deco in Nederland. Timo De Rijk. Uitgeverij 010, Rotterdam, 2004.
The Rope chair proves to be an outstanding design, just look at the fluent lines in bent oak, the braided rope and beautiful details. The chair is surprisingly comfortable due to its slightly tilted construction.
This true survivor of thirties design is finished in light oak and still retains the original rope. We have cleaned and bee waxed it and it is ready for another 80 years of proud ownership!
We have a second one in mid oak in stock. Price is per piece.
Seat height: 35cm