Very nice flat storage box designed by Bart van der Leck for Metz & Co in 1935. These boxes were designed as present/packaging boxes for the Metz & Co shop in Amsterdam and Den Haag and were used from 1935 to 1952. This is for a very nice large example in very good original condition. Cardboard box with Bart van der Leck print on it.
Bart Anthony van der Leck (Utrecht , 1876 – Blaricum , 1958) was a Dutch designer and artist. Van der Leck is best known as one of the founders of De Stijl together with Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesburg . Van der Leck, however, left the movement early on – in 1918 – because he did not agree to all principles , including with regard to the use of diagonals and the shape and placement of color patches in the total surface of the painting . In addition, there were problems between Van der Leck and Van Doesburg especially at the organizational level. Van der Leck decided to break off contact with Style ensuing disagreements.
Important Literature: Metz& Co de creatieve jaren, Petra Timmer, 010 Publishers. Page 192.
Bart van der Leck, Kröller-Müller museum Otterlo, Toos van Kooten. Page 117.
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