The Brutalist aesthetic emerged from architecture during the 1950s, a consequence of the early 20th century modernist movement. Brutalism is characterised by a monolithic, thick set appearance, sometimes via rigid geometries and at other times referencing more elementary and rough-hewn construction. The key aesthetic trends from this architectural movement leached out into wider design practices having notable influence on graphic design, furniture design and industrial design.
This table and chair set has been handmade from solid pine slabs by Mobichalet of Belgium in the 1950s. The parts have been joined in a fashion that feels rudimentary and rustic on purpose, harking back to earlier Alpine craftsmanship – chalet chic. The set has a very reassuring weight to it. In excellent structural condition with minor surface wear to the stain in places, in keeping with its aged aesthetic.
Chairs – W33 D42 H90cm
Table – W120 D68.5 H72.5cm