Saturday, March 10, 2012

Martin Visser

13 March–17 June 2012 @ Bonnefantenmuseum
The exhibition Martin Visser, collector, designer, free spirit focuses on the legacy of Martin Visser (1922 Papendrecht–Bergeijk 2009), renowned furniture designer and driving force behind the Visser collection. It is the first time a coherent picture has been sketched of Visser’s extraordinary significance for visual art, design and architecture in the Netherlands.The Visser collection comprises the most important private collection of neo-avant-garde art in the Netherlands. Visser’s furniture designs, including his iconic sofa bed BR 02 (1958), are regarded as classics of Dutch design, and his unique house in Bergeijk, designed by Gerrit Rietveld with extensions by Aldo van Eyck, has recently been declared a listed building.

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