Revolt Chair Ahrend Friso Kramer first-edition armrests

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Revolt Chair by Friso Kramer for Ahrend De Cirkel in grey with rare first-edition ciranol armrests

The Revolt chair was originally designed without armrests and later Friso had to adapt them; these armrests are overly complicated with a mounting bracket, made of the same material as the seat and back.  The design was soon refined to mount directly to the post; later made of plastic; and still later the plastic was reinforced as it wasn’t as sturdy as the ciranol.

“Many aspects of the Revolt were regarded as extremely innovative when it was introduced back in 1953 and it has won a permanent place for itself both in the business world and in Dutch living rooms. The Revolt chair is at home in every environment. After being discontinued for a number of years, Ahrend reintroduced the Revolt in 2004 . And once again, Ahrend has proved that a product that still has something to offer just gets better as the years go by. Revolt is available in black, white and in dust grey. Unique design with frame of folded/bent sheet steel.” –text: Ahrend

a sleek timeless Dutch Design classic

black powder-coated folded sheet steel frame with one central tube to which everything is attached, lots of patina and some rust

seat, back and armrests of ciranol (coloured pagholz and predecessor of HPL) painted over in grey; the seat is cracked in the rear and the previous owner has inserted a piece of wood underneath to prevent it from cracking further

vintage, retro, industrial, mid-century modern
50s, 1950s, fifties

NameRevolt

DesignerFriso Kramer

ProducerAhrend de Cirkel

DesignPeriod1953

ProductionPeriod1950s

OriginNetherlands

Stylevintage, retro, mid-century modern, fifties

Conditionused, lots of patina

Materialssteel; trespa

Colorblack; grey

Sizestandard

Width60

Depth49

Heigth81

Seat_Height45

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