School of Art

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School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

Peter Waals

Born: 1870, Netherlands, The Hague   Died: 1937

Furniture designer and maker. Nephew of the physicist Johannes Diderik van der Waals. Trained as a cabinet maker and worked in Brussels, Berlin and Vienna before moving to London. He was soon appointed as foreman of the Sapperton Workshops, an arts and crafts community run by Ernest Gimson and Sidney Barnsley. By 1920 he had established his own furniture business, Hallidays Mill, at Chalford, Gloucestershire. His apprentices included Owen Scrubey and Sir George Trevelyan (1906-1996), the latter circa 1930. Towards the end of his life Waals taught at Loughborough College. Shortly after his death a fire destroyed his workshop

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

[Three alternative designs for dining / library chairs at Gregynog] WD487 WaterColourOrDrawings