Michael Van Buren for Domus Cabinet and Chair Pine, paint, natural fiber Mexico City, c. 1948 Rectangular top cabinet over two doors in green/black paint, and a chair with slat seat with three horizontal back rails wrapped in natural fiber, both with Domus labels, Domus Muebles Hamburgo 40 por Van Buren CIA, Made in Mexico, finish wear, ht. 26, 31 1/2, wd. 35 1/2, 18 1/2, dp. 17 1/2, 17 1/4 in.
Provenance: Purchased by the family while living in Mexico in the 1940s.
Note: Van Buren (American, b. 1911) trained at the Bauhaus in Germany in the early 1930s. He moved to Mexico in 1937 and became a major contributor to the Mexican Modernism movement. The Domus brand name was not used after 1950. For additional information visit: http://donshoemaker.com/mexican-modernism-furniture-design-in-mexico-part-5/ Estimate $500-700
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