Green Cabinet by Willy Van Der Meeren for Tubax, ca. 1950

This rare cabinet was designed by Willy Van Der Meeren for Tubax in the early 1950s. The black lacquered metal frame has a black lacquered frame with two wooden shelves inside. The door is made of green painted metal and has a wooden handle that is characteristic for Van Der Meeren’s’ design.
We’ve chosen to keep it in its original condition with stains on the wood and the metal to preserve its authenticity, but it can be restored to a like-new condition if preferred. This type of cabinet is probably custom-made, at the time created for a specific order. There are very few of them known to exist, which is why it holds a high collector’s value and is considered a true collector’s item.

Willy van der Meeren (1923 – 2002) was a Belgian architect and furniture designer, was a significant figure in the 1950s Belgian furniture design world. His furniture designs were featured in the 1951 “La Jeune Décoration” exhibition and competition in Brussels, although he didn’t win the prize. However, his work did catch the eye of Jan Vits, who owned the metalworking company Tubax. Van Der Meeren and Tubax collaborated. Starting from 1951 until 1958, he created an extensive range of furniture designs for Tubax, intended for “The Contemporary Home”.

Bibliography: De Kooning, M., Willy Van Der Meeren. Furniture Design, 2007.

DesignerWilly van der MeerenManufacturerTubaxYear1950sMaterialteakwood and metal, painted metalMeasurements34 x 54 x 123 CM (D x W x H)Quantity1Conditionoriginal unrestored conditionPriceSOLD

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