Gispen model 5600 cabinet – Cordemeyer and Holleman
Article number 7417
Gispen cabinet 5600 was designed by A.R. Cordemeyer (André) and L.J. Holleman in 1959. A really clever and playful mid century modern design. This sideboard has two joined cabinets, one with two shelves and a orange drawer and one with glass sliding doors and a light in it. The set can easily be combined with other parts of the 5600 Gispen cabinets.
In 1960 Gispen wrote in a promotional leaflet about the Gispen cabinet 5600:
For your living room, your study, your oldest’s room, the playroom for the little ones, office or library, there is a storage unit-5600 for every room, for every storage problem. The system consists of uprights, single and double, in three different heights and shelves that are adjustable every 2.5 cm. The uprights can also be placed on top of each other, so that the storage unit can be expanded not only in width but also in height. The compartments can be completed to form cabinet elements by adding rear walls, flaps, sliding doors or sliding windows. These parts can be placed arbitrarily on either side, so that the storage unit can also be used freestanding as a room divider. Drawers can be fitted under a leaky shelf, even behind a flap. A composition of 3 large, or 2 large + 2 small drawers can also be added as an independent element. Furthermore, a large number of special features are supplied: narrow shelves, vertical dividers, glass plates, writing surface with plastic sheet cover, light, compartment division for the small drawer, gramophone record shelves, cross braces, flaps with lock and a cover sheet with plastic sheet cover.
Gispen is a renowned Dutch furniture brand known for its sleek and modern designs. With a legacy that dates back to 1916, Gispen has been a pioneer in creating functional and stylish furniture pieces that blend seamlessly into contemporary living spaces. Their innovative approach to design and use of high-quality materials have made Gispen a go-to choice for those seeking elegant and timeless furniture solutions.
147 x 36 x 67 cm (lxdxh)
Designers A.R. Cordemeyer en L.J. Holleman
Manufacturer Gispen, The Netherlands
Condition Good condition; some traces of use consistent with age