Sideboard 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 sideboard 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 sideboard is made of olive wood. It is a modular system, existing of 2 parts: a small drawer cabinet and a 2-doors cabinet. They belong originally together.
The base is very nice detailed with metal parts. Take a look at our detail pictures! This sideboard is in perfect condition.
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.
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.
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