Martin Visser (1922-2009) was a celebrated Dutch furniture designer and art collector. He became Head Furniture Buyer for De Bijenkorf department store in Amsterdam after he presented one of the store’s buyers a set of furniture he had self-produced for a friend. In 1954, while working at Bijenkorf, Visser impressed manufacturing company ‘t Spectrum, who invited Visser to head up the design team – a position he held until the 1970s.
Visser’s work is charactered by a rational minimalism. His use of square steel tubing for the legs of his chairs, tables, and storage pieces has become his signature, and some of his designs are still in production. The SE03 possesses all the clarity of his best work – it is unfussy, functional, and stalwart.
Minor scratches and surface wear to steel, leather shows signs of age with some small tears. One chair has had metal top replaced with black plastic.
H72 W48 D48cm