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Description: Designed by Gerald Summers (1899 - 1967)
Made by 'Makers of Simple Furniture' 1932 - 1940
The most innovative designer in Britain in the 1930’s Gerald Summers’ significance is only now being appreciated as emphasis has heretofore been placed upon the achievements of European and Scandinavian designers and because ‘Makers of Simple Furniture’ was a small company, producing mainly to order, without the publicity machine of larger workshops. This two tiered coffee table is typical of Summers' love of simple, economical and practical design and the plywood, which had been used since the 1920's but always disguised, is here appreciated for its intrinsic beauty and versatility.
Location of Origin: England
Medium/Materials: Birch Ply
Dimensions: Diameter 73 cm height 40.5 cm (28.75 x 16 in)
Primary Classification: Decorative Arts and Furniture : Furniture : Tables
Secondary Classification: Modern and Contemporary Art