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TRIËNNALE CHAIRS BY GISPEN FOR KEMBO

475,00 €

Elegant set of 2 tomato red Triennale chairs by designer W.Gispen for Kembo. In red woollen upholstery with a black frame. Given price is for the set of 2. Pls ask for a shipping quote to your location before ordering. 

CONDITION:

•In very good condition with minor user wear on the frames.
•Ready to use and cleaned.

 


DETAILS:
•Manufacturer :Kembo.

•Designer:W.Gispen

•Model:Model 302 Triennale 
•Material :Lacquered metal and fabric.
•Colour : black and red fabric
•Dimensions :Height: 80 cm Depth: 68 cm,Width:68 

•Provenance :The Netherlands.
•Period :1960's.

 

About the manufacturer KEMBO:


Dutch furniture manufacturer Kembo was established in the 1950s by the well-known designer W.H. Gispen. The name is a shortened version of the Dutch slogan,  'Kom Eerst Maar Bij Ons' meaning ‘Come see us first’. Upon resigning from his immensely successful eponymous furniture manufactory, Gispen, he co-founded the design manufacturing company Kembo in the early-1950s with Ru Meijer.

 

In the beginning, Kembo's products were designed by Gispen himself, but were produced by companies elsewhere. Commercial success, however, soon led to expansion and the construction of a factory in Veenendaal for the production of their office furniture. Characterized by a balance between shape and function, Gispen’s designs for Kembo included ergonomic steel framed pieces. One of the first pieces Gispen designed for Kembo was the Model 302 Armchair (1954), which won an award at Milan’s Triennale that same year. A collection his designs can be found in Centraal Museum Utrecht.

 

Sometime around 1960, Gispen left Kembo in order to pursue his interests in architecture, and at the age of seventy-nine he began drawing lessons at the Royal Academy in The Hague. Not long after Gispen's departure, Meijer left the firm as well, leaving Kembo to his three sons who continued to run the company, introducing office furniture in the 1990s. Kembo was one of the first producers to offer laminated seating and injection molded plastic furniture in an office setting.

 

 

 

 

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