Tjerk Reijenga - Pilastro - Wall unit

Tjerk Reijenga - Pilastro - Wall unit
Netherlands - 1950-1974 - metal

Pilastro Furniture was started by Reijenga in 1955 to make a new modular wall unit in the same way other wall system maker String did. The Pilastro wall system was sold in various furniture stores in the Netherlands including the “Bijenkorf”, which is an Dutch luxury warehouse and the equivalent of “Harrods” in the UK. The design had many different options such as desks, lights, cabinets etc.
All the different modular pieces are made of lacquered steel. The pieces can be attached to each-other by using the iron risers that can hold the mounting brackets for the pieces. The iron risers have to be attached to a wall.

There are some spots of oxidation visible, see the details.

Reijenga his wall system is probably the most important Dutch wall system from the mid-century.

2x shelves: 97 cm x 20 cm
1x desk: 97 x 45 cm
1x magazine rack: 73 x 14 cm
1x lamp with two lights 97 x 12 x 8 cm

Lot details
Wall unit
Designer/ Artist
Tjerk Reijenga
Manufacturer/ Brand
Estimated Period
Country of Origin
Fair condition - heavily used & with possibly minor parts missing
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