Cor Alons (1892 – 1967) Dutch Interior and Industrial Designer.
Between 1913 – 1917 he studied in the drawing and painting department, Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, The Hague.
- Between 1917-21, he worked as a draftsman in the Modern interior art department, H. Pander & Sons, The Hague, under architect Hendrik Wouda.
- 1919-20, taught evening furniture-drawing class, Patrimonium, The Hague.
- In 1919, he became a member of VANK.
- 1921-23, worked as a designer at painted- and stained-glass window firm G. van Geldermalsen, Rotterdam. 1922, designer at furniture firm LOV.
- 1923, travelled in France, Germany, and Hungary;
- designed stained-glass windows for Baarns Lyceum;
- Settled in The Hague, he became an independent interior architect and member of de Haags- che Kunstkring.
- 1923, designed pottery for NV De Duinvoet. A prolific interior designer, he participated with prominent Dutch architects. The firm translated simple planar structures and bold colours into furniture for adults and children.
- 1928, designed cutlery for Emailleerfabriek ‘De IJsel’.
- 1928—36, active in own design office and showroom in own residence, The Hague.
- 1929-57, taught furniture construction, Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, The Hague, and, 1934, founded its interior-arts course.
- 1932—33, designed textiles of van den Bergh’s firm in Oss.
- 1933, designed storefront of decorative-arts shop De Kerhuil, Haarlem.
- 1935—40, designed tubular-steel furniture for Oostwoud Fabrieken, Kraneker.
- Stained-glass windows and bar of 1938 oceanliner New Amsterdam.
- 1942, became a prisoner of the Germans and returned to the Netherlands.
- 1948, designed wooden furniture for C. den Boer.
- 1954, designed metal and glass furniture. 1962, honorary member of GKf. He died in The Hague.
- Work included in 1920 ‘Modern Interior Art’ (stained-glass windows and decorative panels) organized by LOV in Oosterbeek.
- 1925 Paris ‘Exhibition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes’;
- 1927 one-person exhibition, The Hague;
- designed PTT pavilion, ‘Jaarbeurs,’ Utrecht;
- 1932 VANK exhibition (showing chrome-plated steel furniture by Ph. Dekker), Rotterdam;
- Designed exhibition for 250th anniversary of Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, Pulchri Studio, The Hague;
- Dutch pavilion, 1937 Paris’ Exhibition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne.’
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