Secretary, Cees Braakman, Pastoe
Beautiful secretary from the "oak series", designed around 1949 by Cees Braakman, manufactured by UMS Pastoe. The oak series was one of Braakman's first designs and started a long-term collaboration.
Cees Braakman (The Netherlands, 1917-1995) was head of the design team for the UMS - Pastoe Company from 1945-1978. The basic features of his design are a perfect sense of proportion, a taste for clean lines with an accent on first class materials. Braakman was one of the most influentual designers of the Netherlands.