Set of 4 “Bastille” chairs by Piet Blom for Twente Institute of technology 1965

Set of 4 “Bastille” chairs by dutch architect Piet Blom for Twente Institute of technology 1965.

Piet (Pieter) Blom (Amsterdam, 8 February 1934 – Denmark, 8 June 1999) was a Dutch architect. Blom, son of a greengrocer, graduated from the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture in 1959 as a student of Aldo van Eyck.

The architect is known for the Bastille of the University of Twente Enschede 1964-1969, The Kasbah in Hengelo (1969-1973), the cube houses and Theater ‘t Speelhuis in Helmond (1972-1976) [1], cube houses Rotterdam (1978 -1984) and the Closed City (1993) in the Kattenbroek district in Amersfoort. In all these cases it concerns houses on columns; This creates space for shops and other communal facilities.

Partly because Blom insisted on his principles, not many buildings were built in his hand in the eighties. In the nineties he received several assignments, including a few houses and a villa in Amersfoort. (source: Wikipedia)

Only 400 examples of the “Bastille” chair were made and in the 90s the majority of them were thickly repainted in nearly the same red (slightly more purple) but these 4 are still an original example coming from the top floor, which were not used as much and therefore not repainted.

This set of 4 remain in a very good vintage condition with traces of use appropriate to their age and usage.

Height: 86 cm
Width: 41 cm
Depth: 41 cm


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