Martin Visser Round Dining Table in Wengé 1960s
Martin Visser for 't Spectrum, dining table, wengé and wood, the Netherlands, 1960s.
Beautiful wengé dining table with round top, divided into three parts. The base consist of three crossed legs of solid, darkened wood. The veneer top shows an exceptional and expressive grain of this special sort of hardwood. The dark colored legs show traces of age and use, which contribute to the unique and characteristic appearance of this table. Also the darkened wengé shows signs of age and use, mainly on the edges.
Martin Visser (1922-2009) was a Dutch furniture-designer and art-collector. Visser started designing at young age, but most of all he was an art collector. His collection contains works of cobra, Anselm Kiefer and Keith Haring. His focus was on young and promising artist. The Kro¨ller-Mu¨ller museum accommodates over 400 works of Vissers art-collection. Martin Vissers career as designer started at department store De Bijenkorf. From 1955 Visser became head of production and design of ’t Spectrum. For this company Visser designed numerous items, including this table.