De Bijenkorf Bookcase by Friso Kramer for Asmeta, 1953 $2,500.00 Price per piece Incl. VAT (if applicable) excl. shipping +$399.00 Insured Delivery from Netherlands to: Australia Austria Belgium Czech Republic Denmark France Germany Hungary Ireland Italy Luxembourg Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Slovakia Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Only 1 available Add Item to Cart Save for Later More Questions? Get in Touch Buy with Confidence with Pamono Purchase Protection Call us at 1-800-601-2340 Share Item Details Description Vintage Design This metal bookcase was designed by Friso Kramer for De Bijenkorf and manufactured by Asmeta in the Netherlands in 1953. This piece, which was designed by Kramer in commission for Martin Visser, was meant as a shelving unit designed in the style of the department store De Bijenkorf (meaning "the beehive"). It is made of white, dark blue, and yellow metal. The shelves can be put in several positions, making them suitable for many different interiors and preferences. In good original condition with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving an amazing patina. Friso Kramer was born in Amsterdam in 1922. As an Industrial and furniture designer and as a member of influential groups and movements, Kramer's ideas and creations have consistently worked to propel the modernist aesthetic of the Netherlands. In the period from 1948-1963 he was employed by De Cirkel, where he designed some of his most iconic pieces. A retrospective exhibition of his work was held in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in 1977. In 1979 Friso received the title 'Royal Designer for Industry' by de RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) in London. Attribution Designer: Friso Kramer Maker: Asmeta Design Period: 1950 to 1959 Year of Production: 1953 Country of Manufacture: Netherlands Character Detailed Condition: Good/Fair — This vintage item remains fully functional, but it shows sign of age through scuffs, dings, faded finishes, minimal upholstery defects, or visible repairs. Style: Vintage, Mid-Century Product Code: GG-158378 Materials: Metal Color: Beige, blue, brown, yellow Width: 94 cm 38 inch Depth: 26 cm 11 inch Height: 196 cm 78 inch Duties Notice: Import duty is not included in the prices you see online. You may have to pay import duties upon receipt of your order. Delivery Details Shipping Shipping Method: Front Door Delivery - 2 to 4 weeks Ships from: Netherlands Duties Notice: Import duty is not included in the prices you see online. You may have to pay import duties upon receipt of your order. Returns: Returns accepted within 14 days of delivery, except for Made-to-order items Delivery Options Front Door Delivery: (Included in Every Order) A skilled driver will unload the item(s) from the delivery truck and bring it to your building’s doorstep. You will be responsible for further transport beyond that point. We recommend asking a family member or friend for an extra hand; alternatively, you may upgrade to In-Home Delivery (see below). The delivery partner will email and/or call you at least one day in advance to arrange a delivery time. A wooden crate may be used for intercontinental shipments for maximum protection. Item will be left in its packaging after delivery. A signature will be required upon delivery. In-Home Delivery: (Optional Upgrade at Checkout) A skilled driver or a team of two will bring your item(s) inside your home and place it in the immediate entryway. For unusually large or heavy items, we recommend asking a family member or friend for an extra hand, as we cannot send more than 2 drivers. The delivery partner will email and/or call you one day in advance to arrange a delivery time. A wooden crate may be used for intercontinental shipments for maximum protection. Item will be left in its packaging after delivery. A signature will be required upon delivery. *Important Note Please examine every order upon delivery. In the event that there are visible signs of damage or missing or incorrect pieces, please indicate the problem on the Delivery Note and contact us within 48 hours of delivery. A signed delivery receipt without notations of missing, damaged, or incorrect item(s) represents your acceptance of the complete order in perfect condition.