A short history of De Wit
Toon de Wit started his designer career in the 1930s as a manager/designer at the first mechanical chair factory (EMS) in Overschie. A few years later, he is also employed by Gispen. Here he sees the series production of tubular steel frame furniture increase.
De Wit brothers
The ambitious Toon comes up with the plan to start his own factory. De Schiedamse Fabriek van Stalen Meubelen brothers De Wit nv is founded together with the business brother Martien de Wit.
Tube frame, Tube frame and tube frame
The factory is completely focused on the production of tubular frame furniture. Not illogical because these are extremely popular and moreover Toon de Wit has a lot of experience with steel furniture. De Wit furniture meets the needs of modern times and is comfortable and strong. This often resulted in elegant designs. What is special is that the company manages both management and design in-house.
The brothers sold the company in the 1970s to the Exquis furniture factory. Where different models remain in production for a few years. However, the quality is less than the earlier models.
De Wit at De Machinekamer
De Machinekamer has an extensive collection of De Wit furniture. View the collection online or visit our store in Zaandam.
Well-known De Wit models
Some models of De Wit are: 3011, 3014, 2210, 7211 Mickey