Rare early mosaic coffee table designed and made by Paul Kingma, Holland 1959. This is a very nice example with sober stone mosaic tiles inlayed in the concrete. This is a very early table as he started making tables in 1959. This one is only marked Kingma at the bottom, can be one of the very first ones as he started dating them from the early 1960s. This one is also very unusual because of the mosaic inlay, this seems very experimental work, like he was still looking for how he was going to evolve his tables inlay technique. Table is in good condition and the top rests on a black painted solid metal frame which als has an unusual typical early shape, afterwards the frames got more simple and easy to make as he wanted the attention on the tops and not on the bases.
Paul Kingma was well known for his architectural tables that pay a tribute to the riches of Nature by traveling extensively in search of rare materials, whether raw or industrially produced. He combines recourse to materials used in architecture like stone, metal and concrete, with rich varied materials as brass, copper, glass or ceramic. All his tables are unique one off productions and when he got famous, most were client’s orders.
We have been working with Paul Kingma’s work for several years now and prices have increased a lot, where the offer on these tables lowered. Especially the nice early undamaged examples are hard to find. With this in your home you will have something nobody has!
|Materials:||Concrete, Mosaic, metal|
|Holland / Belgium:||€ 50|
|Europe:||€ 150 - 450|
|Outside Europe:||€ 650 - 1250|