Amsterdam Modern
& the search for the dining room chair:
Kho Liang Ie

Amsterdam Modern: chairs. The search ended yesterday.

"Bent Plywood Stacking Chairs with Grey metal legs;
Stackable and Adjoinable by Kho Liang Ie a Dutch Designer."

Yesterday's mission: Chairs for the new dining room stone table. After a few weeks of endless internet and Los Angeles store shopping, I finally visited the Amsterdam Modern Warehouse in Van Nuys, just a short drive from downtown Los Angeles. Morgan, from The Brick House , reminded me I needed to make a trip out there to meet Ellen, the woman behind Amsterdam Modern. She rocks! We finally decided on the chairs pictured below. Warm, golden wood that works perfectly with our stone dining room table.

white stone + black iron base + plywood chairs = yes!

the chairs we took home.....
durable, sturdy, and tall.....

the designer:
"Born in 1927 in Magelang, Indonesia, of Chinese Parents, Kho Liang Ie came to the Netherlands in about 1949 where he trained as an interior designer and designer at the Rietveld Academy. In 1958, he was appointed aesthetic consultant and designer at Artifort. His contribution shifted Artifort’s focus to the top of the international market. Kho Liang Ie attracted foreign designers such as Pierre Paulin and Geoffrey Harcourt, which has made his influence noticeable right up to the present day.

As an interior designer, Kho Liang Ie made his name with his design for Schiphol Airport in the nineteen-sixties. His work reflects purity, warmth and freedom. Kho Liang Ie died on 1st January 1975.

taken from Artifort's site here...


Amsterdam Modern
is mid-century modern and cool (50's thru late 70's) furniture, lighting and other household goodies. Our inventory is shipped directly from Amsterdam. It comes from all corners of Holland. We have purchased retail stores that have gone out of business and have some special shoppers that collect for us when we aren’t there ourselves. Although we primarily sell to the trade, decorators and Television (yes, Mad Men too :) we also sell directly to the public.......