Bart van der Leck de Stijl box for Metz & Co 1935
Height: 24 cm
Width: 33 cm
Depth: 31 cm
Very nice large storage box designed by Bart van der Leck for Metz & Co in 1935. These boxes were designed as present/packaging boxes for the Metz & Co shop in Amsterdam and Den Haag and were used from 1935 to 1952. This is for a very nice large example in very good original condition. Cardboard box with Bart van der Leck print on it.
Bart Anthony van der Leck (Utrecht , 1876 - Blaricum , 1958) was a Dutch designer and artist. Van der Leck is best known as one of the founders of De Stijl together with Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesburg . Van der Leck, however, left the movement early on - in 1918 - because he did not agree to all principles , including with regard to the use of diagonals and the shape and placement of color patches in the total surface of the painting . In addition, there were problems between Van der Leck and Van Doesburg especially at the organizational level. Van der Leck decided to break off contact with Style ensuing disagreements.