Pair of Armchairs in Cognac Leather by Martin Visser
Martin Visser, pair of armchairs, leather and metal, The Netherlands, 1965.
These modern, Minimalist easy chairs are executed with a tubular brushed steel frame in combination with soft, patinated cognac leather upholstery. The armrests are covered in cognac leather to support and provide the needed comfort and also give the design more strength. A buckle is visible on the back of the chair which emphasize the clean and sturdy character of this chair.
Martin Visser (1922-2009) was a Dutch furniture designer and art-collector. The Kröller-Müller 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 chair.