Story: Furniture

Jon Jansen advertisement

The Jon Jansen furniture firm was founded in 1951 by Auckland businessman Lincoln Laidlaw. It imported modern furniture and made a limited range of designs under licence. The firm also employed two recent Dutch immigrants, Edzer Roukema and Jan Knoll, who designed original furniture. This 1952 advertisement highlights some of the company's Scandinavian-influenced designs.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: Building progress. No. 1 plan book, 100 house plans. Auckland: H. G. Dalton & Co, 1952

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William Cottrell, 'Furniture - Changing styles', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

Story by William Cottrell, published 5 Sep 2013