Saturday, June 23, 2012

W.H. Gispen Kembo chair

Designed by Kembo's founder, designer W.H. Gispen, 
formed the basis of the first Kembo collection.

This model is still in production in virtually its original design, and its excellent design and sit qualities continue to make it a popular item for use in projects and homes. Kembo was present during the Trinnale in Milan in 1954, where it was awarded special distinction for the products it presented. Willem Gispen had already started at the beginning of the 20th century with a series production of furniture with a tubular frame. His pragmatic concepts are still the high point in Dutch industrial design that through their simplicity fit in a modest interior. The frame and arm frame are manufactured from round chromed tube. 
The shell-shaped back, seat and arm units are the result of the high level of know-how and design from the fifties. 
LINK stichting gispen collectie

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