M2-44 modernist lounge chair by Wim den Boon Netherlands 1958
About the item
Abstract designed Dutch modernist lounge chair by Wim den Boon Netherlands. This specific model, defined by the technical drawings as model M2-44 C.D (below on the drawings), is a rare model by Wim den Boon only produced during 1958.
Wim Den Boon (1912-1968) founded ‘Groep & together with Hein Stolle and Pierre Kleykam’, in 1945. The ambition of the collective was to design abstract and purist furniture doing the postwar period or ‘reconstruction period’ in The Netherlands. Many of the designs have been featured in the ‘Goed Wonen’ magazine, of which Den Boon was the editorial secretary from 1948-1950.
This lounge chair (dated 1958) is registered and documented in the New Dutch Institute for Architecture, Design and Digital Technology (NI). So the chair comes with full provenance.
The frame has been built out of black metal and has a relatively strong vertically oriented frame. The seat and backrest are slightly tilted to provide for an interesting contrast with the straight lines.
The chair has been reupholstered in 2016 by a local atelier in anthracite fabric. A copy of the original invoice is still present.
The lounge chair came from a household with a strong affection for Den Boon designs and were part of a larger Den Boon collection of furniture, that were purchased new from Wim den Boon back in the day.
About the condition
The chair is in good vintage condition with some traces of use on the frame. The fabric has been reupholstered recently and therefore in good condition.