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Important Cobra and Situationist Group Artist Constant Table Set

US$8,085.77per set

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Super rare and important set of three "IJHORST" tables designed by important COBRA group artist and visionary Situationist group founding member ,artist and architect Constant van Niewenhuys(1920-2005),(dutch spelling Nieuwenhuijs)abbreviated to CONSTANT. The Ijhorst tables were designed in 1953 and only produced during the brief period 1957-8 by the company t Spectrum in the Netherlands and are extremely rare. A set like this is a super rare opportunity for collectors of design art. Constant was one of the most important and influential of the postwar dutch artists and was a founding member of both the important postwar artists group COBRA (Karel Appel,Asger Jorn,Lucebert et al) and the radical SITUATIONIST INTERNATIONAL movement in Paris under the leadership of Guy Debord.He also provided the spatial colourization (colour schemes) for several of Gerrit Rietveld’s architectural projects. Constant's paintings can be found in museum collections throughout the world including the collections of the Tate gallery, London, the Musee National d’art Moderne Centre Georges Pompidou,Paris and the Neue Nationalgalerie,Berlin. A biography file including a very interesting interview with Constant where he also comments on his working relationship with Gerrit Rietveld can be supplied to clients who are interested in discovering more about this important artist. Dimensions :- Table with blue top:- diameter 60.5cm(24"), height 45.5cm(18") Table with yellow top:- diameter 35.5cm(14"), height 43.5cm(17") Table with red top :- diameter 26.5cm (10.5"), height 30.5cm(12") The Ijhorst tables are published in:- "t Spectrum- modern meubelvormgeving en naoorlogs idealisme” by Jojanneke Clarijs , 010 Rotterdam, 2002 pages 19 and 64 cover of t spectrum winter catalog 1956-7 featuring the structure of constant's "Ijhorst" table.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 23.82 in. (60.5 cm)Diameter: 17.92 in. (45.5 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 3
  • Materials and Techniques
    Plywood,Steel,Enameled
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1957-1958
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Original vintage condition with normal wear, blue formica table has some staining marks.
  • Seller Location
    bergen op zoom, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 165 constant nieuwenhuys1stDibs: U1210019301180

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    Ships From: bergen op zoom, Netherlands
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