Designer: Friso Kramer

Friso Kramer

Friso Kramer is a great Dutch designer of the 20th century. He is the son of the architect Piet Kramer.

He popularised Dutch design all over the world. The tables, chairs and armchairs he designed are close to the industrial style as the presence of metal is recurrent. In 1953, he designed the model that made him internationally famous: the “Revolt” chair

Friso Kramer was born in 1922 in Amsterdam. He studied interior design at the Institute of Applied Arts in Amsterdam. In 1945 he worked for the interior design firm JP Kloos. From 1948 to 1963 he was employed as a designer by the publisher De Cirkel, a company that had belonged to the Ahrend group since 1939. In 1963, he founded his own design studio, Total Design. He later held key positions as head of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, the Ahrend design studio and the Arts Council. In 1994 he was appointed Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau. His work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions and retrospectives.

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