Ledersessel von Pieter De Bruyne für Arflex, 1961, 2er Set

A pair of leather and nickel-plated steel lounge chairs designed in 1960 by Belgian architect Pieter De Bruyne (1931-1987) for Arflex, Italy and in production from 1961. These chairs were only in production for a couple of years following Arflex´s decision in 1960 to also employ, for the first time, foreign designers such as Pieter De Bruyne and famed French sculptor Maurice Calka. Furthermore this design has never been reissued. This design featured prominently in De Bruyne´s ´Blue room´ in his own personally designed house in Aalst, Belgium, which featured in many design journals of the period. These chairs have recently had their upholstery restored with new leather and new foam. The nickel plated frames retain their original finish and are in good condition with only minor signs of wear commensurate with age. De Bruyne was also employed as a designer by another famous Italian designer, Gino Sarfatti, for whom he produced several lighting designs for Arteluce during the late 1950s to mid-1960s period. From 1970 onwards De Bruyne mainly focused on the production of highly crafted artisan produced, unique one-off, avant-garde sculptural furniture designs in an early postmodern style. De Bruynes´s 1975 Chantilly cabinet proved to be one of the most admired and talked about pieces in the international press´ reviews of the Victoria and Albert museum´s ´Postmodernism style and subversion´ exhibition held in London in 2012. There has been a large amount of recent interest in his work following the V and A museum´s exhibition and the huge retrospective exhibition of his work held at the Design museum in Ghent in Belgium during 2012, an exhibition which also featured on Belgian TV. De Bruyne museum exhibitions featuring this design : - 1961 exhibition at the C. A. W (Commission for artistic working) museum in Antwerp Belgium - 1965 exhibition at the ´Centrum voor kunstambachten´ (arts and crafts museum) at the St Peter´s monastery in Ghent, Belgium) - 1980 ´Pieter De Bruyne - 25 jaar meubels´ (25 years of furniture making), Stad Gent-Museum voor Sierkunst, Ghent museum of modern design, Belgium - 2012 ´Pieter De Bruyne (1931-1987), pionier van het postmoderne, (pioneer of the post modern), Design museum Ghent, Belgium
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