Ado Ko Verzuu red pick-up truck Holland 1950

Ado Ko Verzuu red pick-up truck Holland 1950Ado Ko Verzuu red pick-up truck Holland 1950Ado Ko Verzuu red pick-up truck Holland 1950Ado Ko Verzuu red pick-up truck Holland 1950Ado Ko Verzuu red pick-up truck Holland 1950Ado Ko Verzuu red pick-up truck Holland 1950
Height: 12 cm
Width: 34 cm
Depth: 13 cm
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Price:  450 Euro / 509 Dollar
Very nice toy pick-up truck designed by Ko Verzuu for Ado Holland in 1950. Ado means Arbeid door onvolwaardigen, translated; labor by incapacitated, which makes this an even more special piece. Toys by Ado are being highly collected at the moment, even more than ever cause this is very decorative combined with 1950s furniture from all countries! Ado toys have a great charm because of their played look and original age and wear. In this car you can see a lot of comparisons with 'De Stijl' and Gerrit Rietveld. This red painted car is in a very nice used condition, complete and original. Marked with the metal ADO plate at the front of the car and complete with the cylinders in the back which are a nice detail. Would be an amazing decorative addition to any interior.

Jacobus Johannes Josephus (Ko) Verzuu, a former construction supervisor from Utrecht, led the ADO workshops. He had delved into architecture and art and developed a strong preference for the abstract lines and bright colors, which can also be found in the followers of De Stijl group from the 1920s, followed by Piet Mondriaan, Theo van Doesburg, Vilmos Huszár, Bart van de Leck, J.J.P Oud, Gerrit Rietveld and more. This group of architects and artists was active between 1917 and the early 1930s. They made abstract art, architecture and furniture in the primary colors red, blue and yellow. The dollhouse furniture by Verzuu is strongly inspired by the clean lines and the colors used by the architect Gerrit Rietveld.

Jacobus (Ko) Verzuu

Utrecht 1901 – 1971
Construction supervisor, toy designer

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