Cabinet by Pieter De Bruyne for Al Meubel, 1959

Cabinet by Pieter De Bruyne for Al Meubel, 1959

In the 1950s, Pieter De Bruyne (1931-1987) joined the Belgian furniture designers who concentrated on modern social furniture. He was convinced that furniture, in addition to its aesthetic value, must be reasonably priced.
His early work was characterized by rational construction and sober structures.
This cabinet is a nice example of the early work of Pieter De Bruyne. It is designed in 1959 for Al Meubel. He designed a modular furniture set.
This low 2-doors cabinet is made of olive wood. The upper part is removable. The base is very nice detailed with metal parts. Take a look at our detail photos! This cabinet is in very good condition.
It can be combined with the other cabinet we offer on our website.

Pieter De Bruyne was very strict and accurate, unhappy experiences with furniture manufacturers, who always changed his designs, forced him to return to one-off, handmade pieces in the 1960s.

In the 1970s and 1980s he evolved to the post-modern style.

Bibliography:
Pieter De Bruyne (1931-1987) – Pioneer van het postmoderne, UPA, 2012, p. 38-43.
Bucquoye, M.E., e.a., Forms from Flanders, From Henry Van De Velde to Maarten Van Severen 1900 – 2000, Ludion, 2001, p.106-107.

Dimensions (cm):
105(l) x 40(w) x 114(h)
Period:
1950s
Origin:
Belgium

Item is available

Specifications

Manufacturer
Al Meubel
Materials
Wood
Dimensions (cm)
105(l) x 40(w) x 114(h)
Period
1950s
Origin
Belgium
Condition
CleanedVery good
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