Dining Table and Two Chairs Attributed to Mart Stam (1899-1966)
Tubular steel and painted wood
Bauhaus period 20th century
Rectangular top dining table with tubular steel loop legs, accompanied by two side chairs, top of table, chair seat and back in black painted wood, wear and losses, table ht. 30 5/8, lg. 62, wd. 30 1/2; chair ht. 33 in.
Property sold for the benefit of the Brooklyn Museum.
Note: Mart Stam was a Dutch architect, urban planner, and chair designer. Stam was extraordinarily well-connected, and his career intersects with important moments in the history of 20th century European architecture, including chair design at the Bauhaus, the Weissenhof Estate, the "Van Nelle Factory", an important modernist landmark building in Rotterdam, buildings for Ernst May's Weimar Frankfurt housing project then to Russia with the idealistic May Brigade, to postwar reconstruction in Germany.