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Description: Circa 1934
Designed by Gerald Summers (1899-1967)
Made by 'Makers of Simple Furniture' (1932-1940)
In 1934 Summers achieved a ‘Mondrian’ like perfection with his design for these L-shaped book shelves. The five units can be placed in a huge variety of combinations and with their asymmetric internal dimensions and exciting external silhouette they are quite unlike any other modular design before or since; yet as always they conform to Summers’ interdependence of form and function.
Location of Origin: England
Dimensions: Dimensions of each unit: 102 cm x 51 cm x 23 cm (40 x 20 x 9 in)
Primary Classification: Decorative Arts and Furniture : Furniture : Secretaries, Breakfronts, Book cases
Secondary Classification: Modern and Contemporary Art
‘Makers of Simple Furniture’ Catalogue 1934
Provenance: Jessie Ball Collection 1935/7 – 2000Andrew McIntosh Patrick 2000 - 2008