The history of Gispen
Gispen is undoubtedly the best known Dutch producer of tubular steel frame furniture.
The company was founded in 1916 by W.H. Gispen and started as an art forge. Inspired by the Bauhaus movement, W.H. Gispen designed his own collection of lamps (Giso) and tube frame furniture in the 20s and 30s. He also started producing them. By taking care of the design for the prestigious Van Nelle factory building in Rotterdam, the brand gains a lot of prestige and fame.
In 1949, W.H. Gispen leaves the company and new management is needed. In the 1950s, as followers of the Goed Wonen foundation, new designers entered the company. The best known are Wim Rietveld and Andre Cordemeijer. This results in lighter, cheaper furniture and new material use. Still, the focus is increasingly on office furniture and in the 1970s, Gispen stopped producing living furniture. Some of the classics have now been included in the collection by Dutch Originals. Gispen itself has again released its own collection of home furniture under the name NgispeN.
Gispen at De Machinekamer
De Machinekamer has been fond of Gispen for 10 years. In those years, many Gispen chairs were refurbished and refurbished by us. De Machinekamer has a large collection of Gispen furniture. You can go to De Machinekamer for an original vintage Gispen chair. Different models, with or without armrest, are ready for you. With upholstery or upholstery as desired. View all products in stock online or visit our store in Zaandam.
Well-known models from Gispen
Some models of the Gispen brand are: 412, 101, 356, 1235