Gispen 116 chair Wim Rietveld



Gispen 116 chair by Wim Rietveld

name: Gispen 116 chair, later Gispen 1245
designer: Wim Rietveld
manufacturer: Gebr. van der Stroom, Asperen, the Netherlands; for Dutch Originals
design year: 1953
year of manufacture: recent

chromed bar-steel frame

curved beech seat and back

mounted on soft resilient rubber discs

new production, old design

“Chair with a solid round-steel frame and a seat and back of curved birch plywood. Wood and metal are connected with rubber discs, whereby the backrest was not marred by screw heads. Additionally the rubber provided suspension and comfort. However, the chair was also supplied upholstered on request. The cover was removable and available in three colours; red, yellow and grey.

The chair was designed for the series: “furniture for the simple interior”. Under the name 216 the chair was manufactured with armrests. The chairs 116 and 216 were a big success. In 1959 the chair (with out armrests) was renamed 1245″  — text Stichting Gispen Collectie, translation NLD

dimensions: 51 D x 47 W x 82 H cm
seat height: 48 cm

Dutch design vintage retro 50s 1950s fifties


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