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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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Would you like to know more about the ‘Rietveld’s Favourites’ versions of the Press Room Chair or would you like to receive samples of one of the versions? Please fill in the form below and we will contact you.

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