Showing posts from December, 2011


Wishing you the best of the season with m any thanks from all of us at Amsterdam Modern . We hope you stay safe, eat a little too much, have a chance to relax and enjoy the holidays. Before we get too wrapped up in celebrations, just a quick note about our holiday schedule. We will be closed Friday, Dec. 23rd to receive and sort a new container, so look out for fresh vintage finds in the new year. But if you can't wait to visit us (and really, who can?) please call to schedule an appointment, Dec. 26th - 30th | (818) 590-9100 Looking forward to an exciting New Year and we'd love to see you soon!


Friso Kramer (born 1922. Amsterdam) An iconic and influential industrial furniture designer, founding partner of the acclaimed Total Design Bureau, member of the Amsterdamse Kunstraad, Raad voor Industriƫle Vormgeving and the International Design Consortium, visiting lecturer, faculty member, international design juror and innovative Dutch design icon, Friso Kramer has informed and popularized the modernist design aesthetic of the Netherlands since the mid 20th century. Perhaps the most notable and classically recognized design is Friso Kramer's 1953 molded plywood and steel 'Revolt' chair. The Revolt Chair became a popular icon of the emerging industrial modernist Dutch style and continues to be a highly sought after design classic. A retrospective of Friso's work was held at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in 1977 & 1978, and was followed by an exhibition at the Boymans van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam in 1991. Th