Friso Kramer, Wilkhahn, Extremely rare chair, model 210/1, ca. 1966

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This very rare chair, model 210/1, was designed by the Dutch designer Friso Kramer (1922). The design was the first chair with a combination of wood and polyester. The commission for the design came form furniture factory Wilkhahn, who was specialized in wood processing. Despite its unique and attractive design, the chair was only in production for a few years, making it very rare. The Stedelijk also has the chair (model 210/1) in its collection, however without the upholstery. This was an additional option which Wilkhahn offered his customers. Friso Kramer is the son of the famous Amsterdam School architect Piet Kramer. Friso Kramer studied at the Industrieschool and Elektrotechnische School and trained at the Instituut voor Kunstnijverheidsonderwijs as an interior architect. He started his career in 1945 at Bureau J.P. Kloos and worked at Frans Paulussen bureau for interior design. From 1948-1963 he was a designer at De Cirkel, a factory for steel furniture. In 1963 he founded design agency Total Design together with Wim Crouwel, Benno Wissing, Paul and Dick Schwartz. From 1971 to 1983 he was art director at Ahrend. In 1977 and 1978 was a retrospective of the work of Friso Kramer in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

Reference
120-161
Artist
Friso Kramer
Period
Mid-Century Modern
Material
Wood, Textile, Fiberglass
Weight
3 kg
Signature
Manufacturer's label
Dimensions
80 x 47 x 43 cm
Condition
In used vintage condition

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