Dutch firm Hala Zeist created some of the more unusual and brightly enameled lamps to come out of the Netherlands in the past sixty years. Completely functional and industrially beautiful, these vintage lights range from desk to floor to wall lamps and fit every nook and cranny of your home. Check out our current selection of Hala right here.
Design was a family affair for two of the most noted minimalist modernist Dutch designers, Gerrit Rietveld and his son Wim Rietveld.
Dutch minimalist architect and designer Gerrit Rietveld was a member of the De Stijl movement. Significant in his work was how he pared his design down to basic cubist elements and often used primary colours to emphasise the different planes. Most of his furniture was designed and manufactured to accompany his architectural commissions.
Wim Rietveld was the youngest son of the famous and pioneering architect and designer Gerrit Rietveld. Wim Rietveld attended school to become a tool maker. In 1950 he began an evening class in industrial design at the Hague Academy. The studies were combined with a steady job in the workshop of his father. At Gispen, Wim Rietveld succeeded W.H. Gispen, who left the company in 1949, as a designer. He introduced the "Furniture for a Simple Interior" in line with the thinking of Good Living ("Goed Wonen").
The Schröder House by Gerrit Rietveld
Wim Rietveld Chair Original Black Painted Kit Chair from the 1970's and Rietveld style Crate Chair
Wim Rietveld in modern minimalist home.
Wim Rietveld's Panama Lamp for Gispen, 1956. Maybe one of the most perfect and verstile dutch wall lamps ever designed. Fantastic.
Check out our selection of Dutch made design for more of Wim Rietveld's incredible pieces.
Willem Hendrik Gispen (1890 - 1981)
Dutch Modernist industrial designer W.H. Gispen may be best known for his widely distributed steel tube furniture and lighting. Gispen's Rotterdam factory produced office friendly modern furniture, which became wildly popular throughout Europe during the middle of the twentieth century and continues producing new unique and sustainable pieces.
We have a number of pretty incredible Gispen pieces straight from Holland available to view. And these make perfect additions for the office or any spot around the house in need of some functionalist modernist design.
Make an appointment to view these and other Gispen pieces at the Amsterdam Modern warehouse or stop by to see our fresh vintage finds recently shipped in overseas after a great sourcing trip!