Pair of Revolt chairs with arms, designed by Friso Kramer for Ahrend de Cirkel in 1953. These chairs have folded metal frames in light grey with an unusual combination of teak plywood seats and back rests, with white Ciranol arms. They are in good vintage condition, with some signs of use and age, notably one chair has a small sliver missing from the arm. The chairs have the Ahrend stamp on the back of the frame, there is a nice patina to the wood and the chairs present well.
Friso Kramer (Netherlands 1922) is a highly influential designer. He produced numerous pieces for De Cirkel in the period 1948-63; he then founded the Total Design bureau with Wim Crouwel, Benno Wissing, Paul and Dick Schwartz. His designs are now highly sought after and a plastic version of the Revolt Chair was reissued by Ahrend in 2004. The "Revolt" chair was recently celebrated in a unique exhibition at Galerie Catherine Houard in Paris.
H: 77cm x W: 60cm x D: 50cm
Seat height 47cm / Arm height 69cm