CEES BRAAKMAN COLLECTION
In 1948 Cees Braakman (1917-1995), the artistic director of Pastoe, made a study trip around the United States where he became familiar with the pioneering designs of for instance Charles & Ray Eames. The young director convinced the board to take on this innovative production method. Braakman was also influenced by the work of designers like the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. In his own country, he argued for cheap, user-friendly and flexible furniture which suited the small homes of the Dutch. Every year we reissue the designs of the past. Newly built by the craftsmen of today, in honor of a great heritage.