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Mid-century wall unit by Louis Teeffelen for Wébé

695,00 €

Sophisticated teak mid century wall system designed by Louis Teeffelen for Wébé. With stunning carved handles on the cabinet, this vintage wall unit is in great condtion. The set consists out of  2 uprights, 1 large shelf, 2 smaller shelves and a cabinet.

CONDITION:

•In very good condition with some user wear.
•Ready to use and cleaned.

Restoration and Damage Details: Some user wear, wear is consistent with age and use.


DETAILS:
•Designer :Louis Teeffelen.
•Manufacturer :Wébé.
•Material :Teak and brass.
•Colour : Black,teak and brass.
•Dimensions uprights:Height: 170 cm

•Shelves small: Width: 88 cm;Depth:22 cm.

•Shelves large: Width: 88 cm;Depth:32 cm.

•Cabinet:Width: 88 cm ;Depth:27 cm
•Provenance :The Netherlands
•Period :1960's.

 

About the designer Louis va Teeffelen:

 

Aloysius (Louis) Allegonda Petrus van Teeffelen (26 september 1921 - 30 april 1972) was a Dutch industrial designer contributing to the midcentury modern design movement in the Netherlands, and is known for his work with the Dutch furniture manufacturer WéBé.

 

As head designer for Wébé, which was located in his hometown Beneden-Leeuwen, van Teeffelen introduced a classic midcentury modern Scandinavian aesthetic and a number of popular designs. Cabinets, desks and tables with the well known, “smiling” handles along with sculptural structures became van Teeffelen’s signature.

In addition to his elegant curved chairs, his most well-known work is the Pelican Armchair it is a true Dutch design classic. with its curved scissor-like legs calls to mind the legs of a pelican, while the arm rests mimic the bird’s beak.

 

His other work for Wébé includes the Cow Horn Chair and Scissor Chair, an wide array of teak dining tables, coffee tables, sideboards and modular wall systems that feature teak shelves and cabinets.


Van Teeffelen, who left the company in 1967, was the most significant and successful designer in WéBé’s history. Although WéBé is no longer in business, van Teeffelen’s designs are considered excellent examples of mid-century modern design.


The assumption is that van Teeffelen also designed products for the Dutch furniture brand Topform around the same time he was designing for Wébé.


About the maker WéBé:


Dutch furniture manufacturer WéBé was founded in 1938 in Beneden-Leeuwen and from origin called Walraven and Bevers after its two founders.


In the 1950s and ’60s it gained major recognition and expanded to become one of the largest furniture producers in the Netherlands. This success had a lot to do with Dutch designer Louis van Teeffelen (1921-1972), who became Wébé’s head designer in 1955. Van Teeffelen introduced a classic midcentury Scandinavian aesthetic and a number of popular designs in a similar style as Poul Cadovius.


Van Teeffelen, who left the company in 1967, turned out to be the only significant and well-received designer in WéBé’s history. In the 1970s, the company hit rough times, not only suffering van Teeffelen’s loss but also meeting with increased competition from new low-cost, mass-produced furniture companies. In the 1990s, Wébé ceased manufacturing all together and closed its doors for good.


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