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Hans Bellmann for Knoll, Pair Tripod Tables

$4,200

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Vintage pair of Hans Bellman knock-down side or occasional tables. A great example of mid-century interest in sophisticated design in utilitarian materials to satisfy a postwar market for affordable modern design. Sculptural and with a distinct European post-Bauhaus sensibility, these tables are equally practical and striking. This near-pair differs by one inch in height, with slightly different hardware indicating they were assembled from different manufacturing runs.

Details

  • Creator
    Knoll (Manufacturer),Hans Bellmann (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 20 in. (50.8 cm)Diameter: 24 in. (60.96 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    c. 1950
  • Condition
    Repaired: Shows well. One table leg appears to have an old break repair that was professionally done and repainted. Only visible when de-assembled and under very close scrutiny. Laminate in good original condition. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU800229693912

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  • Shipping
    Ships From: Brooklyn, NY
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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About the Manufacturer

Knoll

As a company that produced many of the most famous and iconic furniture designs of the 20th century, Knoll was a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States. Led by Florence Knoll, the firm would draw stellar talents such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Eero Saarinen into its compass. Their work would help change the face of the American home and office.

The company was formed in 1938 by the German immigrant Hans Knoll. He first worked with his fellow ex-pat, the Danish designer Jens Risom, who created furniture with flowing lines made of wood. While Risom served in World War II, in 1943 Knoll met his future wife, Florence Schust. She had studied and worked with eminent emigré leaders of the Bauhaus, including Mies, Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer. She won Knoll over with Bauhaus notions of industrial arts, and an aesthetic that featured flat and tubular metal frames and angular forms. When Hans died in a car crash in 1955, Florence Knoll was appointed head of the company. It was as much through her holistic approach to design — a core division of the firm was dedicated to planning office systems — as Knoll's mid-century modern furnishings themselves that she brought about the sleek and efficient transformation of the American workplace.

Today, classic Knoll furnishings remain staples of modern design collections and decor. A history of modern design is written in pieces such as the elegant Barcelona chaircreated by Mies and Lilly Reich — Saarinen’s pedestal Tulip chair, Breuer’s tubular steel Wassily lounge chair and the grid-patterned Diamond chair by Harry Bertoia.

As you can see from the collection of these designs and other vintage Knoll dining chairs, sofas and tables on 1stDibs, this manufacturer's offerings have become timeless emblems of the progressive spirit and sleek sophistication of the best of modernism.

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