Peter van der Waals is a Dutch furniture designer and maker; active Britain.
He studied in The Hague, Brussels, Berlin, and Vienna and from 1899, London.
In 1901, he joined cabinetmakers Ernest Barnsley and Ernest Gimson as a foreman and cabinetmaker in their workshop at Daneway House, near Sapperton, Gloucestershire. He subsequently became an essential member of the group, supervising Gimson’s designs and training the craftspeople in the workshop. In 1926 when Gimson died, Waals moved the workshop facility to Chalford, Gloucestershire. He continued his furniture production in the manner of Gimson.
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