Martin Visser (1922-2009)

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.

Spectrum SE06

Spectrum BR 02

Spectrum SZ 02

The Spectrum SE 06 dining chair was designed by Martin Visser in 1960. The clear minimalistic design and pure material are typical of Visser’s work. The chair has a slim tubular steel frame, chrome matt brushed or black epoxy coated, and a saddle leather upholstery. The SE dining chair is also available in a fabric version, the SE 07, and a version with a rattan seat, the SE 05 chair.

 

The BR 02 sofa bed by Martin Visser. Designed in 1960 with Vissers’s clear construction and timeless design language, the BR 02 is made to transcend generations! In one single movement, the sofa can be converted into a single sofa bed, ideal for the creation of an extra sleeping place. The BR 02 sofa bed has a round tubular frame, matt chrome-plated or black epoxy coated.

 

This SZ 02 armchair was designed by Martin Visser in 1960 with a clear construction, pure materials in a minimalist design language. The chair has a slim tubular steel frame, in matt chrome or epoxy black, and saddle leather upholstery. The strong saddle leather requires craftsmanship in the processing and has the natural property of stretching through use. This is why the cover on the underside of the seat is equipped with a leather lace with which the seat can be retightened. At the back of the backrest, the same is made possible by a buckle. These functional details make the SZ 02 a timeless armchair.