Gorgeous Coffee Table designed by Rudolf Bernd Glatzel for Fristho, the Netherlands in the ‘60s. The rectangular top is made with Teak and Rosewood veneer slats, in wonderful different tones. The warm expression of the basic top beautifully contrasts to the thin tubular steel legs. At the end of the legs there are slightly tapered wood tips, that form a very refined detail. The well sized coffee table has a floating character, due to the inwards position of the legs. Marked with Fristho label on the bottom and in very good condition.
Fristho (1921-1978) was a design manufacturer in the north of The Netherlands. Jean Baptist Merckx and Gustaaf Andries de Vries founded the company. In the sixties, Fristho advertised themselves with being 'No. 1 in Nordic design'. At the same time Fristho was rooted in Dutch functionalism which created furniture that was well-constructed, objective and timeless.