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Writing desk Theme: Boom & Bust

Artist: Schulim KRIMPER
Birth/Death: 1893–1971

Title: Writing desk

Credit Line: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

European refugees and immigrants with design and crafts skills found a small but dedicated clientele among those seeking to reflect in their homes a sense of the prosperity of the period and a connection to contemporary European design. Schulim Krimper used his formidable craftsmanship and an enthusiasm for exotic and Australian native timbers to make luxurious modern furniture, such as this writing desk. With its organic and clearly expressed structure, his furniture shared the same qualities as the more innovative domestic architecture of the late 1950s and early 1960s.

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