Wexler Gallery

Ruben van Megen

  • Antimacassar III, 2018
    Cast bronze, black patinated bronze combined with high-gloss polished bronze
    33.5 x 22.5 x 22.5 in 40 lbs
  • Antimacassar III, 2018
    Cast bronze, black patinated bronze combined with high-gloss polished bronze
    33.5 x 22.5 x 22.5 in 40 lbs
  • Antimacassar III, 2018
    Cast bronze, black patinated bronze combined with high-gloss polished bronze
    33.5 x 22.5 x 22.5 in 40 lbs
  • Antimacassar III, 2018
    Cast bronze, black patinated bronze combined with high-gloss polished bronze
    33.5 x 22.5 x 22.5 in 40 lbs
  • Ruben van Megen Antimacassar III back white - web
  • Ruben van Megen_Ruben van Megen_Antimacassar III detail white background by Ruben van Megen - photo credits Ruben van Megen -web
  • The Cord Connection,2018
    black baling twine
  • The Cord Connection,2018
    black baling twine
  • Coffee Table Cafe 6116, 2018
    hand-ground solid bronze, Persian carpet and resin
    35.5 x 16.5 in
  • Coffee Table Cafe 6116, 2018
    hand-ground solid bronze, Persian carpet and resin
    35.5 x 16.5 in

Dutch designer Ruben van Megen’s collections blend traditional Dutch decorative themes and motifs with modern techniques and materials.

With his Café 6116 Collection, Van Megen creates sleek tables that celebrate furnishings of the Dutch Golden Age. Encased in bronze and glass are original Persian carpets like those that typically adorned tables of many Dutch households. The Café 6116 Collection elevates the quotidian by sealing the carpets’ memories and secrets in unique and functional modern forms.

The Antimacassar III chair, references crocheted doilies that protected chairs from Macassar, the fashionable men’s hair conditioner that became popular in the early 1900s. Antimacassar III is a functional, solid bronze chair that questions and honors the past.

Ruben van Megen graduated from the Design Academy in Eindhoven and has been awarded an A’ Design Award, Talente Award, and a Red Dot Award, one of the most prestigious international labels for high quality design. His work can be seen in museums, galleries, and design shows worldwide.