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Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

Dutch, b. 1947

Modern Dutch design owes a great deal to Gerard van den Berg. While the Netherlands has a rich furniture-making tradition, it took a maverick like Van den Berg to bring it into a new era. His innovative armchairs, lounge chairs and sofas offer a reinterpretation of mid-century modern Dutch designs and have found wide appeal among international customers. 

Van den Berg was born in 1947 to a family of designers. His father owned a furniture company in Hellevoetsluis where Van den Berg worked as an apprentice and then designer until he and his brother, Ton, founded their own workshop, in 1974. That company, named Montis, produced mostly upholstered seating for homes and businesses.

At Montis, Van den Berg challenged traditional Dutch furniture forms. Rather than starting with the piece's frame, which he felt was restrictive, he focused on the silhouette. This inspired Van den Berg to create slim and elegant furniture, often featuring angular metal legs and leather upholstery. In 1983, he pioneered the "jacket technique," consisting of a zipped leather cover around a metal frame. Several iconic Montis seats use this technique, including the Chaplin chair, the Butterfly lounge chair and the Rocky sofa.

In 1989, Van den Berg launched his own design studio and began designing for companies like Wittmann, Molteni and Perobell. He left Montis in 1990 to cofound a new company, called Label, with Ton the following year. Label furniture captures the essence of no-nonsense Dutch design. It is comfortable and relaxed, featuring simple forms that are pleasing to the eye.

Van den Berg's irreplaceable contributions to furniture design have garnered multiple awards over the years. Some of the most notable include the Kho Liang Prize, the Mobilia Innovation Award and the Prize for Interior Architecture. 

Today, Van den Berg's son Jasper and Ton's daughter, Marieke, manage Label. Van den Berg's other son, Ivo, is also a designer at the company.

On 1stDibs, find Gerard van den Berg seating, case pieces and more.

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Creator: Gerard Van Den Berg
Gerard van den Berg 'Oslo' Sofa for Montis
By Montis, Gerard Van Den Berg
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Mid-Century, 'Oslo' sofa was designed by innovative and prolific Dutch designer Gerard van den Berg for the Montis company, the iconic furniture manufacturer of which Van den Be...
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1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Leather, Wood

Gerard van den Berg 'Ringo' Lounge Chair for Montis
By Gerard Van Den Berg, Montis
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century 'Ringo' lounge chair by Gerard Van Den Berg for Montis, 1970s. Comfy soft form sofa with thick leather upholstery and lovely patina. Mid-Century 'Ringo' lounge chair desi...
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1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Leather

Percival Lafer Style Leather Lounge Chair by Gerard Van Den Berg for Montis
By Montis, Gerard Van Den Berg
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century leather lounge chair designed by Gerard Van Den Berg for Montis. Dark stained oak frame with tripod legs supports the leather bucket seat cushion and headrest. In origina...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Leather, Oak

Gerard Van Den Berg For Montis Two Seater Sofa Matching Armchair Leather Vintage
By Gerard Van Den Berg, Montis
Located in Cambridge, GB
New Stock ✅ Gerard van den Berg for Montis Two Seater Sofa and Matching Armchair Designed by Dutch mid century designer Gerard van den Berg for the Dutch brand Montis in the 1970s...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Leather

Gerard van den Berg 'Rock' Lounge Chair for Montis
By Montis, Gerard Van Den Berg
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century 'Rock' lounge chair in black leather designed by Gerard van den Berg for Montis. Iconic frameless design with soft curves and high back. Sleek single lounge chair version...
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1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Leather

Gerard Van Den Berg 'Ringo' Three Seater Sofa for Montis
By Gerard Van Den Berg, Montis
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century 'Ringo' three seater sofa designed by Gerard Van Den Berg for Montis. Soft form sofa with thick leather.Manufactured by Montis and designed by co-founder Gerard van den B...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Leather

Gerard van den Berg "The Rock" Loveseat Sofa for Montis
By Montis, Gerard Van Den Berg
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"The Rock" two seater leather sofa by Gerard van den Berg for Montis. Gerard van den Berg apprenticed with a painter at a young age, where he honed and expanded his creative abilitie...
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1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Leather

Gerard van den Berg White Rattan and Leather Lounge Chair
By Montis, Gerard Van Den Berg
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gerard van den Berg designed, Mid-Century swivel lounge chair for highly acclaimed Dutch furniture manufacturer Montis. Van den Berg stands as one of Holland's most innovative and pr...
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1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Chrome

Memphis Style Cabinet by Gerard Van Den Berg for Pastoe, Netherlands, 1980s
By Pastoe, Gerard Van Den Berg
Located in Antwerp, BE
Memphis-inspired 'Magic' cabinet by Gerard Van Den Berg for Pastoe, a rare gem that exudes Dutch flair. This original piece, featured prominently in the Eddie Murphy...
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Late 20th Century Dutch Post-Modern Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Metal

Cognac Leather "Aztec" Sofa By Gerard Van Den Berg For Montis
By Montis, Gerard Van Den Berg
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Handsome 1980's "Aztec" cognac leather sofa by visionary Dutch designer Gerard van den Berg for his Montis label. Comfy soft structure leather sofa in original with age appropriate...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Leather

Montis Aztec Sectional Sofa & Ottoman by Gerard Van Den Berg in STOCK
By Gerard Van Den Berg, Montis
Located in New York, NY
Fabric: MONZA Aztec sofa sectional consist of the following: (1) 3-Z-AL (1) H-30 R (1) H-CLOSED-90 (1) 1-5-Z-ZA (1) P-60X90 The Aztec is back at last, wi...
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2010s Dutch Modern Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Fabric

Gerard van den Berg Wingback Black Rattan Loveseat
By Rohe Noordwolde, Gerard Van Den Berg
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gorgeous Gerard van den Berg wing back loveseat for Rohe Noordwolde in black rattan with black leather cushions. This seemingly floating love...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Chrome

Gerard Van Den Berg Cognac Leather Lounge Chair, circa 1970s.
By Gerard Van Den Berg
Located in San Angelo, TX
Gerard van den Berg lounge chair in a stunning cognac leather for label. This is a soft form lounge chair in its original condition with visible patina and scratches to leather that ...
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1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Leather

Gerard van den Berg for Montis lounge chair, 1970’s
By Gerard Van Den Berg
Located in Delft, NL
Designer: Gerard van den Berg Producer: Montis Period: 1970’s Dimension: 68cm H, 89cm D , 89cm w, 39H seat
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1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Leather, Wood

Montis “The Rock” Sofa In Beige Leather By Gerard Van Den Berg, 1970s
By Montis, Gerard Van Den Berg
Located in ABCOUDE, UT
Stunning beige leather ‘The Rock’ two seater sofa by Gerard van den Berg, for Montis 1970s. This sofa is also known as the “Florence” . The sofa features a high quality beige leather...
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1960s Vintage Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Leather

Montis “The Rock” Sofa In Brown Leather By Gerard Van Den Berg, 1970s
By Montis, Gerard Van Den Berg
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
A stunning two seater or loveseat by Gerard Van Den Berg for Montis. This magnificent sofa is known as "The Rock" or "Florence". It is fabricated in the 70's. The sofa features a ...
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1970s Dutch Modern Vintage Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Leather

Montis Florence Lounge Chair + Ottoman by Gerard Van Den Berg in STOCK
By Montis, Gerard Van Den Berg
Located in New York, NY
Upholstered in KVADRAT - Twill Weave #0530 One of Montis' first success stories is making a comeback. With its lowered back, enhanced comfort and additional capitons, our popular ea...
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2010s Dutch Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Fabric

Stunning lounge chair The Rock in brown leather by Gerard Van Den Berg - Montis
By Gerard Van Den Berg
Located in Buggenhout, Oost-Vlaanderen
Great brown ‘The Rock’ lounge chair its original leather.Designed by Gerard van den Berg and manufactured by Montis, Holland 1970. This very comfortable lounge chair, model 'The Rock...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Leather

Gerard Van Den Berg "The Rock" Lounge Chair
By Montis, Gerard Van Den Berg
Located in San Angelo, TX
The classic and reputable stylish "THE ROCK" chair! This design classic is from Dutch soil. Designed by Gerard van den Berg in the 60s & 70s. Produced by Montis. Definitely a special design due to the unusual shape and high quality leather. Over the years, the leather has acquired a beautiful patina. In this special armchair you can dream away with a good book. A real eye catcher for the interior. These are perfect for lounging and are EXTREMELY comfortable. You do not want to get out of them. *We have 2 more identical camel leather Rock chairs available plus 1 black leather Rock chair...
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1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Leather

Stunning lounge chair The Rock in black leather by Gerard Van Den Berg - Montis
By Gerard Van Den Berg
Located in Buggenhout, Oost-Vlaanderen
Great black ‘The Rock’ lounge chair + poof in its original leather. Designed by Gerard van den Berg and manufactured by Montis, Holland 1970. This very comfortable lounge chair, mo...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Leather

Vintage leather lounge chair by Gerard van den Berg, 1970s
By Gerard Van Den Berg
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
'Mantis' lounge chair in light grey leather designed by Gerard Van Den Berg for Montis. The chair sits incredibly comfortable. Smart and beautiful timeless design. 1970s - The Net...
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1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Leather

Gerard van den Berg butterfly chair for Montis, 1980 black
By Gerard Van Den Berg
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Gerard van den Berg butterfly chair for Montis, 1980 black Butterfly armchair was designed in the 1980s by Gerard van den Berg a...
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1980s Dutch Modern Vintage Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Metal

Gerard van den Berg butterfly chair for Montis, 1980 red
By Gerard Van Den Berg
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Gerard van den Berg butterfly chair for Montis, 1980 red Butterfly armchair was designed in the 1980s by Gerard van den Berg and...
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1980s Dutch Modern Vintage Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Metal

Gerard Van Den Berg Leather "High Noon" Sofa
By Gerard Van Den Berg, Molteni & C
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century three seater cognac leather "High Noon" sofa by Gerard van den Berg who, after leaving Montis but prior to starting Label, designed under "Gerard van den Berg Design" for Molteni, Perobell and Wittmann amongst others. This sofa has three throw pillows...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Leather

Gerard Van Den Berg Butterfly Chairs
By Gerard Van Den Berg
Located in Denton, TX
Gerard Van Den Berg butterfly chairs with plum crazy leather that rest upon a black mesh and chrome-plated steel legs.
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20th Century Dutch Modern Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Steel

Gerard Van Den Berg 2 Lounge Chairs & 2 Ottomans Newly Upholstered - 4 Piece Set
By Gerard Van Den Berg
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage Mid Century Modern Gerard Van Den Berg 2 Lounge Chairs & 2 Ottomans Newly Upholstered in Natural Raw Leather - 4 Piece Set Stunning mid century modern living room set consis...
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Leather, Wood

Monumental Leather and Rattan Lounge Chair by Gerard Van Den Berg for Montis
By Montis, Gerard Van Den Berg
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
1970s Monumental swivel easy chair by Dutch designer Gerard van den Berg for Montis This chair has sturdy thick chocolate brown distressed neck leather that acquired a stunning an...
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1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Metal

Gerard van den Berg Sofa High Back Sofa for Montis
By Gerard Van Den Berg, Montis
Located in Los Angeles, CA
High back cognac leather sofa by Gerard van Den Berg for Montis. Cognac leather with 3 dark chocolate leather buttoned on back pillows and matching chocola...
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1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Leather

Gerard Van Den Berg Red Leather 'Longa' Lounge Chair
By Gerard Van Den Berg, Label
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gerard van den Berg "Longa" lounge chair with red leather for label. Soft form lounge chair in original condition with wear consistent with age and use. Another worn grey-green leath...
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1980s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Leather

Gerard Van Den Berg Arm Chair Modern, 1990s
By Gerard Van Den Berg
Located in Antwerp, BE
Gerard Van Den Berg; arm chair; Modern; Plain, usually slightly curved, and yet suggestive and unmistakable forms are typical of Gerard van den Berg. The Dutch designer consciously goes for simplicity and for this very reason shows his creative ability. Van den Berg, born in 1947, studied furniture building and design at a technical college. In the Seventies, he founded together with his brother the Montis upholstered furniture company. Thanks to his designs the young company soon attained international recognition. It´s success did not stop van den Berg´s leaving Montis in the early Nineties. Since then he has been a freelance designer. His work for leading international furniture companies...
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1990s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Wood

Gerard Van Den Berg "Butterfly" Red Leather Lounge Chair
By Gerard Van Den Berg, Montis
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Lovely Gerard Van Den Berg red leather "Butterfly" lounge chair with black mesh sub support and black enameled metal frame. In original condition with visible patina and wear consist...
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1980s Dutch Post-Modern Vintage Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Metal

Gerard Van Den Berg 'Corvette' Sofa in Natural Tan Leather
By Montis, Gerard Van Den Berg
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gerard van den Berg 'Corvette' sofa in cognac leather with short tapered wood legs. In original condition with some visible wear and scratching consistent with age and use. Some dent...
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1980s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Leather

Gerard Van Den Berg 'Corvette' Sofa in Bordeaux Leather
By Gerard Van Den Berg, Montis
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Midcentury Gerard Van Den Berg 'Corvette' sofa in Bordeaux leather with short stubby wood legs. In original condition with visible wear and scratching consistent with age and use. An...
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1980s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Leather, Foam, Wood

Set of Iconic Artifort F330 ‘Cordoba’ Lounge Chairs in Soft Ochre Leather
By Gerard Van Den Berg, Artifort
Located in Voorburg, NL
Rare set of Artifort F330 lounge chairs designed by Gerard van den Berg. These classic chairs with high comfort come in beautiful Ochre soft leather upholstery and with black wooden ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Leather, Wood

Wammes Cognac Leather Lounge Chairs by Gerard Van Den Berg for Montis, 1978
By Gerard Van Den Berg
Located in Buggenhout, Oost-Vlaanderen
Very rare matching set of 4!! First owner (bought in 1978) in a mint vintage condition. Only sold as a set of 4.
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Leather

Leather Sitting Set Rock Series Gerard Van Den Berg Montis
By Gerard Van Den Berg
Located in Atlanta, GA
A wonderful two-piece set of sitting consisting of a loveseat and a single lounge chair by Gerard Van Den Berg (b. 1947). The beautiful chairs are of the rock series designed by Gerard Van Den Berg for Montis designed in 1981. With their low profile and slightly upturned corners, these two whimsical chairs can be arranged in different positions to create a very chic space, like between two rocks in the forest. The loveseat measures 56.5" W x 45" H x 36" D. The slip chair...
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1980s Dutch Modern Vintage Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Leather

Mid-Century Brown Leather 'Bommel' Sofa by Gerard van den Berg for LABEL, 1985
By Gerard Van Den Berg, Label
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large Mid-Century 'Bommel' sofa by Gerard van den Berg for LABEL, 1985. Attractive three-seater sofa with thick brown leather and wood feet. Ideal sofa for watching movies or sleepin...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Leather, Wood

Gerard Van Den Berg 'Swing Chair' for Montis, 1980s
By Gerard Van Den Berg, Montis
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1980s 'Swing Chair' designed by Gerard Van Den Berg for Montis. Chrome frame with black leather cushion. In original condition with visible wear and patina. Wear is consistent with i...
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1980s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Chrome

Gerard Van Den Berg Pair of "The Rock" Lounge Chairs
By Gerard Van Den Berg
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of "The Rock" lounge chairs by Gerard Van Den Berg upholstered in caramel leather. The chairs were designed for Montis, a furniture design company he started in the Netherlands.
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1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

Gerard van den Berg Lounge Chair
By Gerard Van Den Berg
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gerard van den Berg lounge chair for Montis.
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1970s Dutch Vintage Gerard Van Den Berg Furniture

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Leather

Gerard Van Den Berg furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Gerard Van Den Berg furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of leather and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Gerard Van Den Berg furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Gerard Van Den Berg were created in the mid-century modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Montis, 't Spectrum, and 't Spectrum Bergeijk. Prices for Gerard Van Den Berg furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $750 and can go as high as $15,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,200.

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