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.