Ahrend de Cirkel
Beautiful rare “Revolt” folding chairs designed by Friso Kramer and manufactured by Ahrend de Cirkel in the Netherlands in 1953.
These chairs were used in the Protestant Pavilion at the famous Brussels Expo, held in 1958. This pavilion was placed very close to the Atomium in the center of the expo and was designed by Swiss architect Mr. Calamé-Rosset. The Revolt chairs were an important part of it’s unique identitiy.
Later it was bought by The American Protestant Church of The Hague. The entire church including it’s interior was moved to The Hague in the Netherlands.
Their uniqueness lies in the curved steel plate structure, the synthetic material used for the seat and back .
This model can fold in for easy movement and storage. The black metal frame and green colour of the seat and back compliment the style very nicely.
The chairs remain in good vintage condition with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina.
Only 4 years in production.
Got the Signe d'or award in 1958.
De stoel van Fiso Kramer.
Friso Kramer's Chair.
Yvonne Brentjens; p.93, 2012.
W: 47 cm
H: 79 cm
D: 47 cm
Seat H.47 cm