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Modern Sideboard by Martin Visser for ‘t Spectrum, Netherlands 1960

Origin Netherlands
Period 1950-1979
Materials chrome plated metal, laminated wood, wengé wood
Dimensions
W. 62.99 in; H. 28.35 in; D. 18.9 in;
W. 160 cm; H. 72 cm; D. 48 cm;
Condition Good. Vintage
Description A beautiful sideboard designed by Dutch designer Martin Visser, manufactured by Spectrum the Netherlands around 1950.

This eye-catching piece has a chrome plated metal base holding the wengé wooden cabinet which has a nice, deep brown colour. It has two white laminated sliding doors. One reveals a shelving unit with two shelves, the other a unit with two shelves and an additional top drawer. Shelves and drawers are also made of white laminate, matching nicely with the exterior of the piece! All together this versatile piece has a unique design and plenty of storage space. It’s wonderful modern style will definitely draw the attention in any decor!

It remains in very good vintage condition with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautfiul patina.

Martin Visser has designed furniture his whole life. His early furniture was purchased by De Bijenkorf who hired him in 1947 as a salesman and window dresser, and in 1954 appointed chief procurement. Visser gathered early work of Cobra, and was regarded as the discoverer of Anselm Kiefer and Keith Haring. 400 Works of his art collection are housed in the Kröller-Müller Museum. In 1954 he became head of collection and designer furniture at ‘t Spectrum. In the 1960s he was became very populair with the famous BR02 sleeping sofa. He passed away at the age of 87 in his house, that was famously designed by Gerrit Rietveld.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
Dealer Reference Number Modern Sideboard by Martin Visser for ‘t Spectrum, Netherlands 1960
Incollect Reference Number 392250
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