Furniture by Hendrik Petrus Berlage (3): Bench

Austere Berlage Bench
Austere Berlage Bench

Time to share this austere bench by Berlage with you. Recently on display at a Berlage overview exhibition at The Hague City Museum of Modern Art (Gemeentemuseum Den Haag). Again, although you can barely see it, the back reclines a bit and the load is not on the legs but on the seating, which is typical for Berlage’s chair design.

Chairs by Hendrik Petrus Berlage (2): 3 Legged Chair

3 legged chair by Berlage
Time to share with you another chair by Hendrik Petrus Berlage: His 3 legged chair, or should I say his 3 legged stool?

Chairs by Hendrik Petrus Berlage (1)

Chairs by Hendrik Petrus Berlage - Egyptian Chair inspired
Egyptian Chair for inspiration of Berlage

Chairs by Hendrik Petrus Berlage (1)

Time to share some chairs by Hendrik Pieter Berlage. First photos of the main inspiration for Berlage’s chair designs: An Egyptian Chair.

About Hendrik Petrus Berlage

Berlage Exhibition

Hendrik Petrus Berlage (1856-1934) is an important Dutch Architect who strongly believed in total concepts and therefor was involved in interior decoration and furniture design as well.

Currently there is a Berlage exposition at the The Hague City Museum of Modern Art (Gemeentemuseum Den Haag) with an overview of Berlage’s work, because of the celebration of the opening of the museum – which was a design of Berlage – 75 years ago. Luckily for the chair aficionados there are many chairs from him on display until February 27, 2011. Berlage studied in Zurich and also traveled in the USA in 1911. Therefore it is not strange that he was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright.

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