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Two Utrecht shelves, Constant Nieuwenhuys for 't Spectrum 1956

The creative director of 't Spectrum Martin Visser, was one of the first to collect art from the Cobra group. Constant Nieuwenhuys had been one of the founding artists of the group. After his early Cobra period, Nieuwenhuys started to work on his utopian "New Babylon" project for which he made architectural models using mostly metal. In this period he also made three designs for Martin vissers company: The IJhorst table, The Delft wireframe shelf and this one, the Utrecht shelf from 1956, the same year he started New babylon. It has not been in production for long so it is quite it is rare to find one. And here we have two in the longest version. Both have superficial traces of use, one of them has a bigger stain of rust. The price is set accordingly. They have no dents and they are fully functional. A highly collectible set


  • Designer

    Constant Nieuwenhuys
  • Manufacturer

    't Spectrum
  • Year of design

  • Country

    the Netherlands
  • Materials

    Metal, black lacquer
  • Dimensions

    H: 17, D: 20, L: 73 cm
  • Condition

    Good with user marks
  • Price

    € 575,- for the set

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