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Auke Komter Very Rare Armchair for Metz & Co



Auke Komter for Metz & Co, chair, beech, plywood, walnut, the Netherlands, 1930s This stately chair was designed by Dutch Architect Auke Komter in the early 1930s. The armchair is made from a solid beech frame with bend plywood shell that flows from the seat to the back. Komter was inspired by the designs of Alvar Aalto and Le Corbusier (who he trained with as a young architect) and began experimenting with materials and techniques in his own work. Most of his experimental designs were only produced in small series. This particular chair is part of one of a small edition and therefore a rare find. Auke Komter was born in 1904 and trained with Meintema and Duiker en Boeken in the Netherlands and Le Corbusier in France. Especially his time with Le Corbusier was a determining factor for his later design aesthetics. Komter is considered to be a key figure in the second generation of the Dutch Functionalist School. Together with a group of young architects, Komter initiates 'Group 32', a group of artists not only concerned with the aesthetic value of a building but also its vital importance in larger socio-economic and cultural developments. In short, a group of architects with big ideologies. VAT within the EU: When buying or delivering an item within the EU, VAT usually applies and will be added.


  • Creator
    Auke Komter (Designer),Metz & Co. (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 46.46 in. (118 cm)Width: 27.17 in. (69 cm)Depth: 27.96 in. (71 cm)Seat Height: 15.36 in. (39 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Every item Morentz offers is checked by our team of 30 craftsmen in our in-house workshop. Special restoration or reupholstery requests can be done. We guarantee a very highquality standard, ask our design specialists for detailed information.
  • Seller Location
    Waalwijk, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 450045001stDibs: LU933122404132

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    Ships From: Waalwijk, Netherlands
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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Located in Waalwijk, Netherlands

Established in 2006, Morentz has a team of approximately 55 restorers, upholsterers, interior advisers and art historians, making it a gallery, workshop and upholstery studio, all in one. Every day, a carefully selected array of 20th-century furniture arrives from all over the world at the firm’s warehouse, where the team thoroughly e...

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