Friso Kramer

The Dutch industrial designer Friso Kramer (1922 – 2019) studied interior design at the Institute for Applied Arts Education in Amsterdam, among others. In 1945 he joined Bureau J.P. cloister.

From 1948-1963 he worked at De Cirkel (Ahrend’s production company), where steel furniture was manufactured. In 1963, together with Wim Crouwel, Benno Wissing, Paul and Dick Schwarz, he founded the design agency Total Design, which played a role in the rise of Dutch Design. From 1971 to 1983 he was director of the Ahrend design office.

In 1953 he designed his famous Revolt chair. This chair has become an icon of post-war modernism. This functional, ergonomic chair is still being produced.

The Result chair and the Facet table followed and conquered the schools. The chairs were very innovative because of the use of folded sheet steel instead of the widely used tubular steel.

Friso Kramer has had several retrospective exhibitions in recent decades, in the Stedelijk Museum and Museum Boijmans van Beuningen. He also received several prizes for his work, including the Piet Zwart Prize.

See here our items by van Friso Kramer:

Drawing table – Friso Kramer and Wim Rietveld – Ahrend de Cirkel

Article number 7070 Dutch Design, cool industrial drawing table. A timeless design classic. This drawing table is an award-winning design by Wim Rietveld and Friso Kramer for Ahrend de Cirkel in 1959. The table has original gray metal legs, a … Continued

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Friso Kramer - zwarte Repose stoel - Ahrend de Cirkel
Black Vintage Repose chair – Friso Kramer – Ahrend de Cirkel

Article number 5750 Vintage Repose chair designed by Friso Kramer in 1959 for Ahrend de Cirkel (the Netherlands). Dutch Design avant la lettre and Mid Century Modern Design: the Repose chair was produced in the 60s and 70s. Friso Kramer … Continued

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kruk - Friso Kramer - Ahrend de Cirkel
Stool – Friso Kramer – Ahrend de Cirkel

Article number 5766 Two industrial stools designed by Friso Kramer and produced by Ahrend de Cirkel in the 50s. They have a light gray lacquered metal frame with a seat made of birch plywood. And they are in height adjustable … Continued

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Set Result stoelen - Friso Kramer - Ahrend de Cirkel
Set Result chairs – Friso Kramer – Ahrend de Cirkel

Article number 5752 The Result Chair was designed by Friso Kramer and Wim Rietveld for Ahrend (the Netherlands). In the 60s, these chairs were mainly produced for schools throughout the Netherlands. So you can sit on these Result chairs for … Continued

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Repose stoel - Friso Kramer - Ahrend de Cirkel
Repose chair – Friso Kramer – Ahrend de Cirkel

Article number 5751 Two Repose armchairs designed by Friso Kramer – the best Dutch industrial designer. The Repose was designed by Kramer in 1960 and produced by Ahrend De Cirkel in the 60s and 70s. The Repose armchair has a … Continued

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Blue Result stoelen - F. Kramer & W. Rietveld - Hay & Ahrend
Set of 4 Blue Result chairs – Friso Kramer & Wim Rietveld – Hay

Article number 5687 The Result Chair was designed by Friso Kramer and Wim Rietveld for Ahrend (the Netherlands). In the 60s, these chairs were mainly produced for schools throughout the Netherlands. In collaboration with Ahrend, HAY (Denmark) has brought this … Continued

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