Gerard Van Den Berg
Montis Loge Leather Lounge Chairs & Ottomans By Gerard Van Den Berg
Montis Loge Chair and Ottoman in brown calf leather with metal disc feet. These designer pieces, which in their shape are reminiscent of the 30's, were created by the Dutch designer Gerard van den Berg in the 80's. Purchased in 1999 with very little use since. Both the chairs and footstools are in good condition. Original labels on bottom of each. Some very minor scuffing to the leather and wearing to the metal disc feet.
A design classic and lovingly cared for by their owner. Each chair and ottoman set is £2200 and there are 2 sets available.
Seller location: Burnham on crouch, Essex
Material: leatherDimensions (cm): H80cm x L108cm x D75cm
Production Time: Available Now
The Design / Brand
Dutch designer Gerard van den Berg (b. 1947) is known for his radical take on traditional Dutch furniture. Paving the way for a Dutch design renaissance, van den Berg’s designs became an important resource for the promotion of Dutch furniture abroad.
During his formative years, van den Berg apprenticed in his father’s furniture company located in Hellevoetsluis. It was here he was able to hone his craft while developing his technical skills. During this time he also attended a vocational course in furniture production at the technical secondary school in Rotterdam.
In 1974, van den Berg left his father’s company, and in co-operation with his brother Ton, the pair founded Montis. With a mission to design comfortable, yet modern furniture. Van den Berg’s designs for Montis challenged the classic forms of Dutch furniture. His seating especially shows a tension between the design and the material chosen, as he often manipulated upholstery and leather into slim and elegant forms, that he would often pair with angular metal legs. Van den Berg’s designs were informed by the material itself, rather than being dictated by the frame. In 1983, Montis introduced a revolutionary idea for upholstering, known as the Jacket technique. The innovative idea consisted of a leather cover that could be zipped around a metal frame. The Chaplin Chair (1983) was the first of its kind to employ such a technique and became an instant classic.
In 1989, van den Berg opened his own eponymous design studio and, in 1991, established LABEL, a company that places emphasis on comfort as well as informality in its seating designs.
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