Key facts

Product:
Gispen 1407
Family:
Gispen 1407
Manufacturer:
Dutch Originals
Designer:
André R. Cordemeyer, Wim Rietveld
Architonic ID:
1006143
Country:
Netherlands
Launched:
1954
Groups:
Seating-Armchairs

Concept

Armchair with a steel frame and neat rectilinear Bakelite armrests. Seat made of sheet steel with removable covers.
The design of the Gispen 1407 armchair was the result of close collaboration between Wim Rietveld and A.R. Cordemeyer. As part of the successful Gispen collection "Furniture for a Simple Interior", the chair quickly became very popular for business and domestic use. The series won a gold medal when unveiled at the tenth Milan Triennale in 1954.
Aesthetically pleasing, solid, practical and inexpensive, the 1407 was a perfect example of the principles applied by Wim Rietveld throughout his career - principles that brought designer furniture to a wider public.