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    Based in an historic Art Deco building in the Netherlands, Morentz is home to multiple gallery spaces, a full restoration atelier and an upholstery studio. Since its conception in 2006, Morentz has slowly built one of the most extensive collections of 20th century and collectible design. Morentz Gallery’s strength lies in a combination of knowledge and intuition. The collection, which includes pieces from all over the world, is meticulously curated and backed by art historical research. The vast collection includes works by Paavo Tynell, Phillip Lloyd Powell, George Nakashima, Lina Bo Bardi, Carlo Scarpa, Pierre Chapo, Finn Juhl, and Jules Wabbes, to name only a few. The primary aim of the gallery is to create immersive presentations in which historical design from diverse regions and decennia is brought together.

     

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  • George Nakashima (1905-1990), Lounge Chair, United States, 1960. Morentz
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    George Nakashima (1905-1990), Lounge Chair, United States, 1960
    American Walnut and canvas

    79 x 91 x 170 cm

    Price: EUR 84,000 (plus any applicable taxes)

     

    An elegant long chair designed by George Nakashima in 1947. It retains its original upholstery in broad cotton webbing. An American of Japanese descent, Nakashima’s designs are affected by both Western and Eastern concepts and beliefs. His way of approaching furniture making was quite extraordinary. He had a great passion for wood and his exquisite craftsmanship is clearly visible when you take a look at his designs. To Nakashima, a tree was endowed with a living spirit, which the woodworker had to explore and develop so that the tree could enjoy a second life as a piece of furniture. He also believed that ‘good design is good forever’ and that it should not have to be modified according to the style of any particular period. This conviction has provided his pieces with a sense of timelessness, making them no less relevant today than they were 70 years ago.

     

    Provenance:

    Private collection Dr. Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, since 1960.

    Condition report:

    Pristine condition with original upholstery

     

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  • Kaj Gottlob (1887-1976), A long library table, Denmark, 1920-1929. Morentz
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    Niels August Theodor Kaj Gottlob (Kaj Gottlob) (1887-1976), A long library table, Denmark, 1920-1929
    Caucasian nutwood, brass, leather

    74 x 305.5 x 86 cm

    Price: EUR 48,000 (plus any applicable taxes)

     

    A very rare and exceptionally long library table designed by Kaj Gottlob, one of the most important Danish architects and designers in the post-war period. The desk is adorned with sculptural legs and carved profiles, one side has six drawers with brass handles and the top is covered with patinated green leather. The table was designed by Gottlob around 1920 for the Carlsberg foundation. From a young age Gottlob had a passion for the English Arts and Crafts movement. During his studies he combined this passion with his interest in neoclassical architecture, thus arriving to a unique style which is apparent in his early designs. He later turned to Nordic Neoclassicism, having found appreciating for its sober yet contemporary and modern style.
     

     

    Provenance:

    The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, the Carlsberg Foundation.
     


    Condition:

    Minor scratching on edge of tabletop and bottom of the legs. Some wear on the leather

     

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  • José Zanine Caldas (1919-2001), Denuncia Table, Brazil, 1970s. Morentz
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    José Zanine Caldas (1919-2001), Denuncia Table, Brazil, 1970s
    Brazilian hardwood

    78,5 x 120 x 108 cm

    Price: EUR 76,000 (plus any applicable taxes)

     

    Unique dining table designed and made by the Brazilian architect and designer José Zanine Caldas. The table is made of solid Brazilian hardwood, which makes it a heavy, yet precious piece. The piece was created by Caldas in the 1970s as part of a larger collection of furniture for a private home in Rio de Janeiro for which he was also the lead architect. Conscious about not disturbing the natural environment, Caldas was always committed to integrate his projects with their natural surroundings. Working mostly with reclaimed timber and wood, Caldas began carving solid furniture and abandoned the rigid design aesthetics of Modernism. He called this series of the furniture 'Móveis Denúncia', meaning Furniture-Denunciation. Reminiscent of Caldas’ work of the 1970s, this table is highly sculptural and organic, and takes full advantage of the cracks and natural curves of the wood.

     

     

    Provenance:

    Private collection Brasil, acquired directly from the artist, thence by descent

    Condition: 

    Overall very good condition. Minor scuffs and dents to the corners of the base. Splitting and shallow spots to the edges of the surface top are inherent to the material

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