Amsterdam 1922 – 2019
Ultra rare coffee table designed by Friso Kramer and manufactured by Ahrend de Cirkel, Holland 1955. This rare small coffee table was a part of the Reform table program that was designed by Friso Kramer in 1955. The Reform series contained a lot of variety of tables in different sizes and editions to the clients needs. One thing was the same, the structure of the base, applied in several different sized and shaped tables. This base was a folded metal frame which was light but also very strong. The tops varied from hardcore, linoleum, Formica and wood. Whatever the client wanted. This is for an extremely rare small and low coffee table from the Reform series. The table has a black painted metal frame and white Formica top with aluminum edge. In many years of collection the furniture of Friso Kramer I only saw this table 3 times. Where normal Reform dining tables cross the market much more often. Probably because the demand from clients at that time was low for coffee tables that size. And this table was relatively expensive compared to bigger tables. This table is quite unique because of that and has been in my private collection for many years. The table is in excellent original condition.
The designs of Friso Kramer are highly sought after because of their progressive designs. Even though his items were designed several years ago, they still fit in the daily interiors. Friso Kramer was a functionalist, all of his pieces are well thought about and amazingly executed. Even though most of his designs were produced in large numbers the process before that was really intense and time taking. And the result of that was a great production process with fantastic ergonomic result. Friso Kramer is often compared to Jean Prouve. Musea often show the Revolt chair next to the Standard chair by Jean Prouve, not without reason.
We are specialized in the industrial designs by Friso Kramer and we have built a large collection of Friso Kramer furniture. If there is anything you are interested in please contact us with your request.
|Ahrend de Cirkel|
|Reform table||Height:||43 cm|