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Martin Visser’s SZ 63 armchair back in the collection!

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Martin Visser’s SZ 63 armchair back in the collection!

True classics are timeless, as is the iconic SZ 63 armchair by Martin Visser. In 1960, Visser made this design for our collection as Spectrum’s leading designer and art director. And now, 60 years later, this characteristic chair is back!

The SZ 63 chair is a typical Martin Visser design, with its minimalist and clean lines. A personification of his ‘Form Follows Function’ design philosophy. We are proud to bring back a classic like this to our collection.

A CLASSIC FROM A LEADING DESIGNER

In 1954 Spectrum, then based in Bergeijk, asked Martin Visser to head its design department. It turned out to be a golden move. Visser’s innovative ideas and his inquisitive open mind not only gave Spectrum a new face. They also led to high-profile Dutch design classics that are still being produced today. The BR 02 sofa bed is Visser’s most famous design. In addition, the SZ 01 and SZ 02 armchairs, SE 05, SE 06, SE 07 and SE 69 dining chairs and TE 06 dining table have always been available. And now, 60 years after its launch, we’re once again including the SZ 63 in our collection!

Original SZ 63 armchair from the 1960s
Designer Martin Visser (1922-2009)

In the 1950s, art director Martin Visser introduced ‘Form Follows Function’ as a guiding principle for his designs and the composition of the Spectrum collection. He wanted to make accessible furniture with as few and simple materials and shapes as possible. During his 20 years as head designer, Visser introduced big names to Spectrum. Gerrit Rietveld, Constant Nieuwenhuys, Kho Liang Ie and Benno Premsela, among others, designed furniture for the collection.

CHARACTERISTICS AND UPHOLSTERY

The SZ 63 has a square frame in epoxy black with solid wenge armrests. For the upholstery, you can choose from various types of leather and fabrics. Like the other designs in our collection, the SZ 63 is produced in the Netherlands with sustainable materials and according to the highest production standards.

SZ 63 armchair (69 x 78 x 72 cm WxDxH)

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    Paperback wallsystem: an ode to books

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    Paperback wallsystem: an ode to books

    The Paperback wallsystem is a bestseller in our collection for more than 10 years. A design that takes up minimal space and at the same time has a striking appearance. As a single piece, together with others or even filling the wall, Paperback pays tribute to the book in every room!

    Paperback was designed in 2009 by Eric Sloot and Paulien Berendsen from Studio Parade and is still one of their most loved pieces of furniture: “Paperback is pure, playful and designed out of love for books. The design serves the content.”

    Colous and variations

    The modular wall system Paperback is available in two colors: white (RAL 9010) and anthracite (RAL 7024). The widths are 30 cm, 60 cm and 120 cm. Paperback is always 60 cm high and can perfectly be piled up horizontal or vertically. The backboard is attached to the wall with four screws, after which the 13 shelves are slid in. Three shelves have a “tab” that can accommodate larger books or magazines. The shelves are impact, wear and scratch resistant and made of a durable Trespa with a high load-bearing capacity.

    Interior inspiration

    To give you an idea of the application possibilities of the Paperback in the interior, we show you a number of references here. For example, the Paperback as a complete wall unit, stacked horizontally and vertically. Or as a sideboard, with several pieces next to each other.

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      Extension Tangled Series of Carolina Wilcke

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      Extension Tangled Series of Carolina Wilcke

      The Tangled series that Carolina Wilcke designed for our collection has been a success for years. To make the series suitable for a wider range of interiors, we have expanded the series with a square coffee table, plus, the coffee table and sideboard are now also available in the colour taupe.

      With the pure and graphic interplay of lines, designer Carolina Wilcke combines elegance and functionality in her furniture. The fact that Carolina is a goldsmith as well as a designer is clearly visible in the refined details of the characteristic Tangled series. We are expanding the series, consisting of a coffee tablecabinetshow case and side table, so that Carolina’s Tangled designs can be combined even better with different styles and interiors.

      New product: Tangled Square

      The Tangled coffee table already came in two different sizes: size M (130 x 60 x 38 cm) and size L (160 x 74 x 38 cm). We are now adding the Tangled Square, a square coffee table measuring 130 x 130 x 37 cm. Ideal for use as a coffee table in a spacious sitting area, for example in combination with a large corner sofa. This square version, in contrast to the rectangular versions, has no movable part. All versions of the coffee tables can be executed in clear or smoke glass. In addition, a dark smoked oak veneer top is available for the middle and/or lower tableau. The frame is lacquered in matt black or in the new colour taupe.

      Tangled Square coffee table (130 x 130 cm)

      NEW COLOUR: IN ADDITION TO MATT BLACK NOW ALSO AVAILABLE IN TAUPE

      To make the Tangled coffee tables and the Tangled sideboard suitable for almost every interior style, we have added a new colour to the steel frame. In addition to black (RAL 9005), the epoxy frame is now also available in taupe (RAL 7006). There is also a choice of black or brass coloured screws.

      Tangled with taupe epoxy frame

      Taupe frame with black screws

      BLACK OR BRASS SCREWS

      The entire Tangled series comes standard with black screws. On request both the black and taupe coloured frame can now also be finished with brass screws. This applies to all products in the Tangled series.

      Tangled Cabinet with brass screws
      Tangled Cabinet with black screws

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        Soon in the collection: Piet Hein Eek’s ode to Martin Visser

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        Soon in the collection: Piet Hein Eek’s ode to Martin Visser

        Piet Hein Eek has designed an distinctive armchair with round shapes, as an ode to his friend and designer Martin Visser (Spectrum art director in the 50s and 60s). The result, the MVPHE armchair, is now available in our collection as a First Edition!

        Piet Hein Eek’s tribute to Martin Visser was already on display the last few months at the Centraal Museum Utrecht, as part of Tribute to Visser. Eek’s MVPHE armchair will be included in our collection as a 30 piece-First Edition, and can now be pre-ordered. Each copy is numbered and provided with a certificate. The armchair is upholstered in the woolen fabric Tonus from Kvadrat and you can choose from 3 colours: Tonus 131, Tonus 129 en Tonus 615.

        Tonus 131
        Tonus 129
        Tonus 615

        MVPHE – Piet Hein Eek

        The compact and voluptuous design of the MVPHE (Martin Visser & Piet Hein Eek’s initials) does not directly suggest it was inspired by Visser’s form-follows-function imagery. Nevertheless, Piet Hein Eek’s starting point, the SZ 73 armchair from 1968, is clearly reflected in his design. Piet Hein Eek: “When I saw the SZ 73 I immediately knew: I’m going to do something with it. I can make an archetypal ‘late’ Martin Visser with it. I took the way the armrest sits on the woodwork as a starting point, but I enlarged various elements. This way I transformed a 1968 model into my own design style”.

        MVPHE armchair in Tonus 615
        Detail of the MVPHE in Tonus 129
        Design drawing by Piet Hein Eek (2020)

        SZ 73 – Martin Visser

        When designing the SZ 73 in 1968, Visser was clearly carried away by the zeitgeist. The construction of the SZ 73 is clearly inspired by Gerrit Rietveld’s crate chair (1934). However, its exuberant upholstery almost completely obscures its view.

        As with most Spectrum models of the time, the SZ 73 was developed as a series, allowing the buyer to design his room with a sofa in the same style (BZ 73-75).

        SZ 73 by Martin Visser (1968)

        MVPHE FIRST EDITION NOW AVAILABLE AS A PRE-ORDER

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