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Midcentury Bookmatched Walnut Bar/Cabinet by Gilbert Rohde for Herman Miller

US$5,475

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This rare and exceptional Mid-Century Modern cabinet was designed by Gilbert Rohde for Herman Miller, circa 1944. Gilbert Rohde's designs represent the bridge between Art Deco and Mid Century Modernism in America. Combining classic, yet forward thinking design, with old world craftsmanship, Rohde produced some of the most iconic Mid Century designs. This piece features an open cabinet with a glass shelf perfect for displaying barware or accessories. Additionally, it offers two cabinets with book-matched walnut doors exhibiting a patchwork of square book-matched walnut panels with alternating woodgrain at perpendicular angles and beautiful original plexiglass pulls (a material that was newly introduced as of 1939). The piece sits on two solid streamlined partition style legs, also in walnut. This bar is documented in the 1944 catalogue of Gilbert Rohde designs for Herman Miller. The piece has been restored to mint condition. American, circa 1944 Dimensions: 14" D X 36" W X 50" H.

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Herman Miller

No other business of its kind did more than the Herman Miller Furniture Company to introduce modern design into American homes. Working with legendary designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson and Alexander Girard, the Zeeland, Michigan-based firm fostered some of the boldest expressions of what we now call mid-century modern style. In doing so, Herman Miller produced some of the most beautiful, iconic and, one can even say, noblest furniture ever. Founded in 1923, Herman Miller was originally known for grand historicist bedroom suites: heavily ornamented wood furniture that appealed to a high-minded, wealthier clientele. The company — named for its chief financial backer — began to suffer in the early 1930s as the Great Depression hit, and D.J. De Pree, the company’s CEO, feared bankruptcy. In 1932, aid came in the form of Gilbert Rohde, a self-taught furniture designer who had traveled widely in Europe, absorbing details of the Art Deco movement and other modernist influences. After persuading De Pree that the growing middle-class required smaller, lighter household furnishings, Rohde set a new course for Herman Miller, creating sleek chairs, tables and cabinetry that were the essence of the Streamline Moderne style. Rohde died suddenly in 1944. The following year, De Pree turned to George Nelson, an architect who had written widely about modern furniture design. Under Nelson’s leadership, Herman Miller would embrace new technologies and materials and audacious biomorphic forms. Some of the pieces the company produced are now emblems of 20th century American design, including the Eames lounge chair and ottoman and Nelson’s Marshmallow sofa and Coconut chair. As you can see on 1stDibs, such instantly recognizable furnishings have become timeless — staples of a modernist décor; striking, offbeat notes in traditional environments.
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