centre for design in Rotterdam presents from April 23 till June 11th 2006
Rob Parry (1925) was a student and employee of Gerrit Rietveld and is
now 80 years old.
In the period 1945-1960 Parry designed several pieces of furniture. This
furniture collection of Rob Parry is however mainly unknown, because most
of these designs were only made for special projects but were never produced
in serial. Many models only exist on paper or as a scale model. Now 50
years later, the Dutch furniture producer bränd
has taken several Parry chairs in production.
Beside these new collection, VIVID shows original models, prototypes,
scale models, sketches and graphic work. And offcorse Parrys most famous
design the red-grey PTT mail box which he designed in 1957, together with
his colleague Emile Truijen and was used for over 50 years in Holland.