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Rob Parry  1611


Rob Parry 

The Netherlands

Original ‘1611’ chairsby Rob Parry for Gelderland (collection 50s/60s),

A wooden frame with white metal legs with  a beautiful upholstery. Acquired from the first owners. The chair is almost as new.  

A very comfortable seating.


The 1611 and the Lotus chair designs by Rob Parry were both innovative designs in that period, considering the separation between fabric and frame. With a separate cushion, the item could not only be washed and cleaned, but could also be designed with more elegant lines than the massive wooden furniture in the 50s/60s.

Originele ‘1611’ fauteuil van Rob Parry voor Gelderland (collectie jaren ’50/ ‘60),

Aangekocht van de eerste eigenaars.

Een houten frame op witte metalen poten met witte / beige bekleding. De singelbanden zijn vernieuwd.  

Nog maar 1 te koop. 

De 1611 en de Lotus stoelen van Rob Parry, waren in die tijd innovatieve en populaire items, aangezien het stof los van het frame werd uitgevoerd. Met een apart kussen, kon het item makkelijker worden schoongemaakt, maar ontstond ook de mogelijk om in het design meer elegante lijnen toe te passen dan tot dan toe gebruikelijk was in de massief houten meubelen van de jaren ’50 en ’60.


Size: W 70 x D 87 x H 89 cm
Seat height: H 32 cm

Did you know?

Rob Parry (born in The Hague, 1925) studied at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague where his most important teachers were Cor Alons, Paul Schuitema and Gerrit Rietveld, whom Parry worked for. It was Rietveld’s firm that laid the foundation for Parry’s interest in exhibition design.

In 1950, Rob Parry started his own firm. Emile Truijen was his design partner from 1954 to 1958. Together they developed a myriad of designs, including one of the icons of Dutch design: the double post box.

In his designs, Rob Parry experimented with new materials and techniques. He for instance manufactured a dining chair made from Plexiglas shaped to the form of the human body (1947), a magazine rack made from one sheet of bent aluminium (1947), an armchair with an adjustable back (1950) and a multi-functional, shifting piece of furniture which was an armchair, sofa and bed in one (1959).

Parry designed many pieces of furniture in the 1950s and 1960s for clients such as Gelderland Design.

His work was often used for the Dutch entries for the Milan Triennial Exhibition of Decorative Arts and Modern Architecture, where his PTT post box from 1957 won second prize.

Designs by Rob Parry are included in the collections of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam, the Museum for Communication in The Hague and the Stedelijk Museum in ’s Hertogenbosch.

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