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Friso Kramer exhibit in Paris

Friso Kramer exhibit in Paris

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Gallery Catherine Houard will present the first Friso Kramer exhibit in Paris, running Jan 18 through March 2, 2013. The 90-year-old Dutch designer invented the iconic Revolt Chair presented in Milan in 1954, playing a significant role in the development of the modernist aesthetic of the Netherlands.

The son of architect Piet Kramer, Kramer started out as an industrial designer for the steel furniture company De Cirkel at the end of the 1940s.

A few years later, he joined the Goed Wonen (Good Living) group, focusing on the restoration of quality life in Holland in the post-War period. In 1953, he introduced his Revolt Chair at Ahrend’s, successfully launching it at the Triennale di Milano in 1954.

Considered a design master, Kramer made headlines in November with an exhibit at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. The French expo will focus on designs from 1953-1969, especially the Revolt Chair.