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Many of Kuyper’s products for Imperial Furniture are celebrated as icons of Canadian design. Unique, well proportioned and beautifully detailed, even this little known example illustrates why this acclaim is so deserved.
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What a great table! Do you know if any Canadian companies manufactured formica boomerang coffee tables in the 60’s. I have acquired an excellent example but am having trouble tracing the maker as there are no labels on it.
I’m looking for some photos and more ingformation on Jan Kuyper. I have aquired a teak wood livingroom set designed by him as well as a dining table and wouldf love to see and buy more of his designs. Thanks for any information..
As mentioned in the comment to another ‘Household’ item, anyone who is interested in the social history of the production and consumption of Canadian domestic goods should look up Joy Parr’s book “Domestic goods : the material, the moral and the economic in the postwar years” . The diversity of the production of domestic goods was much richer and more important to Canadian families than most of us would imagine. I believe that Kuyper’s work is covered in the book.
I have Some Imperial Contemporary furniture designed by Jan Kuyper- a bedroom set and parts of a living room set. I would also love to see more pictures of his work.
I acquired the pieces from a woman who was a bit of a pack rat- which means I have the original catalogue too. I can scan/photocopy if anyone is interested.
I just acquired 3 triangular shaped top solid teak tables similar to the Jan kuypers at the top of the page,but these have sloped table top edges with no horizontal leg supports.They were manufactured at Imperial Stratford around 1958.has anyone have info on these pieces?