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Visit us during the Dutch Design Week 2021

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Visit us during the Dutch Design Week 2021

October 2021 | In 2020 Richard Hutten, Carolina Wilcke & Reinier Bosch, Piet Hein Eek, Kiki van Eijk, Marcel Wanders, Jan des Bouvrie and Sabine Marcelis brought an ode to the oeuvre of Martin Visser. The results of this ‘Tribute to Visser’ can be seen during the Dutch Design Week at the Spectrum Studio in Eindhoven.

‘Tribute to Visser’ is an ode to the furniture collection that leading designer Martin Visser (1922-2009) created for Spectrum in 1960. Visser’s collection produced many design classics, including the famous BR 02 sofa bed.

An ode from 7 top designers

To honor Visser’s contribution to design history, 7 top Dutch designers were inspired by a piece of furniture by Visser for a new design: Richard Hutten, Carolina Wilcke & Reinier Bosch, Piet Hein Eek, Kiki van Eijk, Marcel Wanders, Jan des Bouvrie and Sabine Marcelis each made a new design.

The result was shown last year at the Centraal Museum Utrecht in the exhibition ‘The eye-opening sofa bed’. These designs will be brought together once more, especially for the Dutch Design Week and can be seen from 16 to 24 October 2021 at the Spectrum Studio (Piet Hein Eek area) in Eindhoven.

Martin Visser & Spectrum

In the 1950s Martin Visser becomes head of Spectrum’s design department. As one of the best-known Dutch designers, he connects other important designers to the furniture brand, including Friso Kramer, Constant Nieuwenhuys, Benno Premsela and Gerrit Rietveld. The furniture collection that Visser designed for the brand in 1960, with the BR 02 sofa bed as its best-known icon, turned out to be a big hit. The sofa bed became a true design classic and, like many of Visser’s other popular designs, is still in production at Spectrum.

Introduction new furniture

‘Tribute to Visser’ has also led to the introduction of various new furniture pieces in the Spectrum collection. The armchairs MVPHE (Piet Hein Eek), the PUK SZ 19 (Kiki van Eijk) and the re-introduction of the BZ 63 sofa and the SZ 63 armchair can be admired for the first time in Eindhoven. A large part of the current Spectrum collection will also be on display, including items by designers such as Gerrit Rietveld, Constant Nieuwenhuys and Aart van Asseldonk.

Download here the press release ‘Tribute to Visser – DDW 2021’

Read here all about Tribute to Visser, the designers and their designs.


Dutch Design Week 2021
16 – 24 October
www.ddw.nl

Spectrum Studio
Halvemaanstraat 18a in Eindhoven

During the Dutch Design Week our studio, in the Piet Hein Eek area at Strijp R, is open daily from 10 am – 5 pm.

Rietveld’s Favourites: a Press Room Chair for every interior

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Rietveld’s Favourites: a Press Room Chair for every interior

In 1958, Gerrit Rietveld designed a characteristic and surprisingly comfortable armchair, the Press Room Chair, for the pressroom of the Paris UNESCO building. The chair has become a classic and is available in many versions. Rietveld’s Favourites presents the bestsellers!

Gerrit Rietveld is one of the Netherlands’ best-known and most innovative designers and also the architect and furniture maker of the De Stijl art movement. His signature is clearly recognisable in the clear lines of the Press Room Chair. Since it was first launched in 2014, the Press Room Chair can be found in many interiors, hotels and offices in the Netherlands and abroad.

Rietveld’s Favourites

When choosing a Press Room Chair, there are many choices in fabrics, leathers, type of wood for the armrests and the color of the swivel base. To help you on your way with all these options, we’ve selected five ready-made versions. The result: five timeless Press Room Chairs that also fit perfectly into various interior styles.

Natural Comfort

Natural Comfort is all about natural materials and basic colours in your home. Sustainable choices with a love for nature. A pure interior gets a powerful look with the Press Room Chair in tough nubuck, that’s why we’ve upholstered this edition in Colorado 3501 by Ohmann Leather. Colorado is a high-quality nubuck with a soft touch. The armrests are made of solid American walnut and the black powdercoated swivel base is covered with dark brown saddle leather.

Press Room Chair in Colorado 3501 – Armrests in American walnut
Black powdercoated swivel base with dark brown footgliders

Nordic

The Scandinavian interior style is timeless but also totally contemporary. Nordic stands for simplicity, minimalism, functionality and a fresh look. A Scandinavian interior radiates peace and sobriety. Light colours, wood and natural materials prevail. The Press Room Chair, which is entirely in keeping with this theme, is upholstered in De Ploeg Monza 00, combined with whitewash stained solid oak armrests, a stainless steel swivel base and mid brown saddle leather protectors.

Press Room Chair in Monza 00 – Armrests in oak whitewash
Stainless steel swivel base with mid brown footgliders

Colourful Vintage

A Colourful Vintage interior is characterised by furniture with a story, graphic prints and, of course, lots of colour. Nostalgia, authenticity and personality make vintage interiors surprising and attractive. The Press Room Chair in Febrik’s striking Sprinkles 0784 fabric fits in seamlessly with this interior style. Sprinkles is a cheerful knitted furniture fabric from Dutch designer Bertjan Pot, in which different colours come together in an irregular pattern. The armchair has American walnut armrests and a black powdercoated swivel base equipped with dark brown saddle leather protective straps.

Press Room Chair in Sprinkles 0784 – Armrests in American walnut
Black powdercoated swivel base with dark brown footgliders

Modern Classic

A Modern Classic interior radiates tranquillity. Less is more. Straight lines, plain fabrics and simple colours like black, grey and brown are harmoniously matched. The Press Room Chair that goes with it is made in Pure 2206 by Ohmann Leather. Pure is an aniline leather with a flat grain that ages naturally, making the chair even more beautiful! The solid wood armrests are made of American walnut and the armchair has a black powdercoated swivel base with dark brown saddle leather protective straps.

Press Room Chair in Pure 2206 – Armrests in American walnut
Black powdercoated swivel base with dark brown footgliders

Hotel Chique

A Hotel Chique interior is all about luxurious materials, tone-on-tone shades and accents of marble and stone. In this interior style, velvety velour fabrics with a rich look and feel are a must. The Press Room Chair in De Ploeg emerald green velvet Alma 83 fits right in with this luxurious interior style. The armchair is finished with black stained solid oak armrests and a black powdercoated swivel base with black saddle leather protective straps.

Press Room Chair in Alma 83 – Armrests in oak, black stained
Black powdercoated swivel base with black footgliders

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    Anniversary Edition BR 02 sofa bed

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    Anniversary edition BR 02 sofa bed

    The most famous design classic by Martin Visser is of course his BR 02 sofa bed; the design has been the eye-catcher of our collection since 1960. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the sofa, we present an anniversary edition with a vintage look in a luxurious fabric.

    This year, under the name Tribute to Visser, we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the furniture collection that leading designer Martin Visser (1922-2009) created for Spectrum in 1960. Visser’s collection produced many design classics, the BR 02 sofa bed being the best known. The sofa has remained in production ever since and is still the backbone of our collection. To celebrate this design icon’s six decades, we are releasing an anniversary edition!

    The anniversary edition in olive green (Moss 003) with a arm rest in cream white (Moss 018)

    Just like the regular version of the BR 02, the jubilee edition of the sofa can of course be transformed into a one-person sleeping area in no time at all. To give the anniversary sofa a rich and vintage look, we have chosen the Moss fabric from the Sahco collection, designed by Belgian architect/designer Vincent van Duysen. He developed this luxurious fabric by working with a mix of chenille and twisted yarn. The soft touch and rich material gives the sofa a modern vintage look. Click here for an overview the Moss fabric’s 22 colours; all these colours are available for the BR 02 anniversary edition.

    This limited edition BR 02 anniversary sofa is made in a 60-piece edition. Each copy is numbered and provided with a certificate. In addition, you will receive two admission tickets to the Centraal Museum, where the exhibition ‘The eye-opening sofa bed’ will be on display until 31 October 2020.

    The anniversary sofa comes with a chrome or black epoxy frame and with or without armrest. If you are interested and would like to receive a fabric sample of the sofa and/or armrest, please fill in the form below. This special edition BR 02 sofa bed is available through our (online) points of sale.

    Request fabric sample anniversary sofa bed

    We will be happy to send you a fabric sample of the anniversary sofa so that you can determine at home whether the sofa fits your interior. Please indicate below which fabric sample(s) you would like to receive and fill in your details so we can send you the samples as soon as possible.

      Soap Edition SE 69 by Sabine Marcelis 18-25 January in Gallery Eenwerk

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      Soap Edition SE 69 by Sabine Marcelis 18-25 January in Gallery Eenwerk

      This year it’s been 60 years since Spectrum introduced the first large Martin Visser collection. His designs formed the basis for our DNA and are still in collection.

      To celebrate this, we asked seven Dutch designers to pay tribute to Visser’s work.

      The kick off of this special project will take place this week with the interpretation of designer Sabine Marcelis. She transformed the comfortable chair SE 69 designed in 1960, into a true piece of art. This SE 69 SOAP EDITION is released in a Limited Edition of 25 pieces.

      Sabine Marcelis’ career is developing in a dazzling speed. In 2019 she won the prestigious Design Prize as Newcommer of the year and the Elle Deco International Design Award for Young designer of the year. She works together with fashion houses Fendi and Givenchy. At this moment she has a solo exhibition in the Barcelona pavilion of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Recently she was appointed as Ambassador of the upcoming edition of the Dutch Design week in Eindhoven and started 2020 with winning the Wallpaper* Designer of the year 2020 award. They honoured her for widening the spectrum of what light, glass and resin can do!

      We are very proud to open her exhibition in Amsterdam on 18 January at 16 h. You are very welcome to attend this opening. We would appreciate hearing from you then.

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      The exhibition will be shown from 18-25 January in

      Galerie Eenwerk
      Koninginneweg 174
      1075 EH Amsterdam

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      The SE 69 Soap Edition is the first of 7 designs, which are part of the exhibition “The eye-opening sofa bed – Seven designers respond to Martin Visser’s classics”. This exhibition is shown from 14 March 2020 on, in the Centraal Museum Utrecht. The other designers, making a tribute to Martin Visser are Marcel Wanders, Jan des Bouvrie, Carolina Wilcke & Reinier Bosch, Piet Hein Eek, Kiki van Eijk en Richard Hutten.

      More information: https://www.centraalmuseum.nl/nl/tentoonstellingen/martin-visser

      Salone del Mobile: THE MUSEUM

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      Salone del Mobile: THE MUSEUM

      The architects of Space Encounters present ‘THE MUSEUM’ during the Salone del Mobile at the Palazzo Clerici in Milan. Gerrit Rietveld’s New Amsterdam will make its international debut in this exceptional setting. The Museum gives you the opportunity to meet the quality and potential of the Dutch creative industry within a single experience.

      We welcome you during the Milan Design Week!

      Date: 9-14 april Location: Palazzo Clerici Address: Via Clerici 5, 20121 Milaan

      Gerrit Rietveld designed the New Amsterdam armchair in 1937, for the ‘New Amsterdam’ steamship. This Holland America Line flagship made its first trip to New York on 10 May 1938. The chair was part of a complete interior design that Rietveld made for a first-class cabin.

      Want to know more about the New Amsterdam? Click here.