Small Boomerang Occasional Table by Willy Van Der Meeren
This small red boomerang table was designed by Willy Van Der Meeren for Tubax in 1953.
It is completely authentic of the 1950s, it was used intensively.
‘I was wondering whether I couldn’t make a small plaything that would bring a little colour into the house, would be cheap and could serve as an occasional table; it wouldn’t need to hold anything more than a book, a packet of cigarettes or a cup of tea. No should it take up much space, and in fact it should be part of the armchair. By bending it around the leg of the armchair, it naturally assumed its boomerang shape. My aim was also to make a cheap and useful present that would suit every interior.’ Willy Van Der Meeren, 1953
Willy van der Meeren (1923 – 2002) was a Belgian architect and furniture designer, he played a prominent role in the Belgian furniture design of the 1950s.
From 1951 to 1958 he designed for Tubax a whole catalogue of furniture for “the contemporary home”.
Bibliography: De Kooning, M., Willy Van Der Meeren. Furniture Design, 2007, p.64.
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