top of page

Specifications

Monumental oak refectory table. Switzerland 1940

This exceptionally large table has a solid oak top that sits on a, one piece, three column base. The top is 4cm thick. The base has a metal foot guard all around.
Considering the age and use of the table, it is still in very good condition. The top has some natural splits in the wood on both ends and some staining on the top. No structural damage. It is a quality made piece made from solid wood.

Made in the style of the Haagse school.
The table measures an impressive 330cm by 86cm and 78cm in height.
It can easily seat 12 people.
Hague Style

Better known as the (New) Hague School,

New Hague School

During the Interwar period, a luxurious and modern design feature manifests itself in The Hague that was already seen as a typical Hague Style at that time. The Hague School is a variant of Art Deco. The style is recognizable by the straight and cubist shapes of the furniture that reflect the architecture of the time. The Hague school was a mix of Berlage's rationalism, the traditional Arts and Crafts Movement, the interiors of Frank Lloyd Wright, Rietveld and the avant-garde movement De Stijl. All this resulted in a modern commercial design.

In the architecture of Jan Wils, H, among others. Wouda and C. Brandes we see sleek cubist shapes in brick and a horizontal facade layout. That continued in interior art. The wooden furniture was widely manufactured through industrial production methods and often lacquered in multiple colors under the influence of De Stijl. Striking on H's seating furniture. Wouda, Cor Alons and Frits Spanjaard are the high backrests, directly inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright.

The designers of the Amsterdam School attached great importance to a free, almost sculptural design of large heavy volume. Hendrik Wouda, the most important exponent of the Hague School, was known for his designs in which the combination of different types of wood caught the eye most. The straight lines he used in his designs resulted in a design of planes. With designers such as G. van Beuren, H. van Dorp, J.A. Muntendam and P.J.C. Klaarhamer was at the forefront of machine manufacturing. Their furniture is cubic and sober in design.

Henk Wouda, Jan Wils, Frits Spanjaard and Cor Alons draw their inspiration from the ideas ranging from Berlage's idealism to the interiors of Frank Lloyd Wright just after the First World War. The ideas of De Stijl and the New Building were used after 1925 in the design of, among others, J. Brunott and Willem Retera processed. In the 1930s, this culminated in diverse design views such as the traditional arts and crafts of Bas van Pelt and the international Art Deco of Fer Semey.

The specific bond of the Hague situation proves that, like the international Art Deco, the Dutch Art Deco also has one binding character, but can have many faces.

Some well-known designers were; H. Wouda, P. Bromberg, Cor Arlons, P.E.L. Izeren, Frits Spanjaard, Jan Wils, Jan Lecointre, Bas van Pelt, Fer Semey.

Precious and luxurious furniture and ensembles came from Henk Wouda and Frits Spanjaard, among others. simple oak furniture from e.g. Cor Alons and J.C. Jansen were produced for a larger audience.

Do you have a question about this product? Fill out the form below and we will be back at you ASAP!

Inquiry

Thanks for submitting!

New Arrivals

Round top travertine dining table, Italy 1970s
Round top travertine dining table, Italy 1970s
Mid century wall unit by Louis van Teeffelen for Web, Netherlands 1960s
Mid century wall unit by Louis van Teeffelen for Web, Netherlands 1960s
Monumental oak refectory table. Switzerland 1940
Monumental oak refectory table. Switzerland 1940
Set of 2 F-675 lounge chairs by Pierre Paulin for Artifort, Netherlands 1960s
Set of 2 F-675 lounge chairs by Pierre Paulin for Artifort, Netherlands 1960s
Dining set by t Spectrum, Netherlands 1960s
Dining set by t Spectrum, Netherlands 1960s
"Circle" pendant lamp by Nordisk Solar, Denmark 1980s
"Circle" pendant lamp by Nordisk Solar, Denmark 1980s

We can ship worldwide by post or courier. Please contact us by mail (info@retrospect.eu) or telephone (+31614778490) for a delivery quote. 

Delivery

Check out our showroom in Echt

SHOWROOM

bottom of page