Monumental Custom Ordered Bench by Benedictus & Architect Dom Hans van der Laan

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This very long wooden bench was custom ordered and adapted to suit a space in a monastery complex in Tilburg

These benches come with an email from the Dom Hans van der Laan Foundation confirming that Dom Hans van der Laan did works for this monastery

The galvanised metals legs were most likely custom-made by a local metal worker

With its distinctive red lacquered finished wood and galvanized metal legs it seems to float in a space

We have two of these unique pieces in stock!

“The Space of nature has three aspects which leave us at a loss: it is unlimited, without form and without measure. Architecture is nothing else but that which must be added to natural space to make it habitable, that is, delimited in relation to our bodies, visible to our senses and measurable for our intellect.”

Dom Hans van der Laan, speaking to architecture students, 1985.

Details

  • Period
    1960-1969
  • Materials and Techniques
    Galvanized   Metal
    Lacquered   Wood
  • Condition
    Good. Good original vintage condition with user wear and patina and paint loss consistent with age and use.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
    Dimensions
    33.27 in. H x 145.67 in. W x 18.5 in. D
    85 cm H x 370 cm W x 47 cm D
  • Seat Height
    18.5 in. (47 cm)
  • Seller Location
    bergen op zoom, Netherlands
  • Number of Items
    2
  • Reference Number
    LU93012503972
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2012

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Located in bergen op zoom, NL

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