Chair Tuesday: Gispen Originals

This nice little chair is from Dutch designer Thijs Smeets.  It was inspired by the work of the chair's namesake W.J. Gispen, a Dutch designer from the thirties.

I think these are a wonderful modernisation to Gispen's work.  Smeets has been careful and clever in the way he carries the feelings of the original designer without just copying them.

The chairs are have a curved back and base supported with a really nice timber frame.  Light and airy.  I really like the combination of white & timber in chairs but Megan is still coming around to the idea.

One of my favourite parts of this chair is the way the backrest curves around and down for the armrests.  Nicely resolved I think.