Metz&Co Sideboard r54
Design: 1936. Executed Metz&Co Amsterdam/The Hague, 1940-1941.
White laquered Beech wood and Plywood, metal and wire glass.
Hight : 93 cm., Width: 200 cm., Dept : 51.5 cm.
Mr and Mrs Montagne-Van Lommel, Rotterdam 1941; Mrs. H.H. Van Domisse-Van Lommel 1947 the Hague; Mrs. Foss-Montagne 1991; Sotheby’s Amsterdam 1995; Private collector Amsterdam.
Exhibition 'My Home', Bas van Pelt, The Hague, 1960.
In commission of the avant-garde department store Metz & Co in Amsterdam, Rietveld designed a small sideboard in 1932 consisting of wire glass sliding doors on a chromed steel base that could be combined with a separate drawer unit. With this design as a starting point he created sideboard r54 in 1936 which is a combination of the small sideboard and the drawer unit in one piece. The first owners bought this sideboard in 1941.