Hank Kwint is a prolific yet highly under rated designer from the Netherlands who has been putting pieces into production from when he graduated in 1981 until the present day. Whilst being keenly aware of what was going on in Italy with the Memphis movement in the early 80s he was inspired by a meeting with Allexandro Mendini during a trip to Italy.
We have acquired three extremely special pieces directly from the collection of the designer from his Memphis inspired period.
The “Venopolis” coat rack has a frame of tubular metal mounted on a green veined black marble base with edges detailed by Hank’s own hand. The red metal hanging rail is angled to give a striking electrical current motif. Although obviously influenced by what was happening in Italy at the time Hank managed to inject an element of uniquely Dutch severity to the aesthetic.
One of an original production of around fifty that came with various different coloured and hand finished bases. This piece is in excellent condition having come directly from the designer’s personal collection.
H195 x W90 x D30cm