This chair is the pinnacle of what the Hague School style entails. Averse to frills and blindly sailing on the power of the straight line, P.E.L. Izeren managed to deliver a breathtaking chair at the time and currently still is. Strongly influenced by architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Berlage, unnecessary decorative elements were avoided within the Hague School and the functional aspect was paramount.
Furniture manufacturer De Genneper Molen made the chair in a beautifully manner. The artisanal techniques are clearly visible and fully serve the unconditional conviction of this design. Armrests and backrest have a rebate connection at the corners on both sides and are made of coromandel.
The chair basically consists of a trapezoid shape and all elements are true to that principle. The seat shows this shape most clearly and protrudes proportionately far from the vertical posts. Viewed from above, it becomes clear that the seat frame is mitred. Arm and backrest follow the straight lines of the body and protrude slightly more at the front than at the back. We want to interpret this as a subtle culmination of the minimalist form without any notion of drama.
Not only did P.E.L. Izeren managed to create elegance through the contours of this almost centennial object. He choose a particular selection of veneer. A precise selection of oak with a subtle drawing, in particular the flame-shaped pattern across the center of the back. At the front of the seat, the eye-catching waves of medullary rays are a delight for the observant eye.
This chair has been completely restored in our workshop to the highest standards and while retaining its original appearance."