Amsterdam 1922 – 2019
Nice and rare set of 6 Result chairs with ciranol seats and back. Designed for Ahrend de Cirkel in 1958. The Result chair was a collaboration between Wim Rietveld who has just switched from Gispen to the competitive company Ahrend and Friso Kramer who invited Wim Rietveld to come work at Ahrend de Cirkel. The influences of both Kramer and Rietveld are strongly visible in this chair that was originally designed as a school chair to compete with the tubular chairs from that time that were more expensive to make.
The great advantage of this chair was that the metal frame was designed in a way that if it fell on the floor, the frame would take the fall and not the back so it wouldn’t damage. This was of course one of the problems in a school, the chair had to be strong. Another thing is that students love to wiggle on these chairs and therefore the frame is a little bit bendable but still very stable, meaning when you would put the chair on an uneven floor, all of its 4 legs would still be on the floor when you sit on it. This chair is quite a masterpiece if you know the thoughts behind the design of this chair. Because of this it got a Signe d’Or in 1960.
These chairs are a nice and rare set with white, black and dark grey painted frames. And yellow, red and black ciranol seats and backs. These Result chairs with ciranol seats could be ordered in 12 different colours at the time and are very hard to find. They are in very nice condition with minimal wear due to age and usage. Some chair have surfaced cracks in the seats but this doesn’t affect the usage on these chairs and its a known problem on these. Chairs are both stamped on the back of the frames and some have the Ahrend sticker underneath the seats.
The designs of Friso Kramer are highly sought after because of their progressive designs. Even though this chair was designed in 1953, this is still in production at Ahrend. With few modern changes to the materials but the shape is still identical. Friso Kramer was a functionalist, all of his pieces are well thought about and amazingly executed. Even though most of his designs were produced in large numbers the process before that was really intense and time taking. And the result of that was a great production process with fantastic ergonomic result.
We are specialized in the industrial designs by Friso Kramer and we have built a large collection of Friso Kramer furniture. If there is anything you are interested in please contact us with your request.
|Type:||Ahrend de Cirkel|
|Condition:||Result chairs||Height:||80/47 cm|