Martin Visser is one of the most famous Dutch furniture designers of his period. In 1954 he became head designer at Spectrum that turned out to be a big hit; his sleek designs and functional approach to design have inspired the collection for a long time. Visser had a strong preference for traditionally crafted designs and demanded the utmost from technique by seeking out boundaries to come up with new constructions. Honest use of materials, clear construction, and lack of decoration show Visser’s pre-war functionalism. He made furniture with as little material and as simple shapes as possible.