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 Industriële 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. This last exhibition also saw the publication of the book, "Friso Kramer Industriële Vormgeving".

Michael Voltaggio's new restaurant, Ink just opened up in Los Angeles and features a large group of our  vintage Friso Kramer Revolt chairs in the dining area.

For more information or to view our currently available pieces by Friso Kramer, please visit our website or make an appointment to visit us at the Amsterdam Modern warehouse.


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