• manufacturer/type:

Auping, ‘Euroika’

• designer, year:

Friso Kramer, 1963

• material:
plywood teak on black metal frame

• measurements:

80 cm high x 41 cm width x 51 cm deep

• condition:

Nice original condition, with some minor user
marks consisting with age.

• background:

Sober iconic plywood chairs by the founding father
of Dutch industrial design Friso Kramer.

• literature:
Rainer Bullhorst & Rudolphine Eggink
Friso Kramer industrieel ontwerper
page 103

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M377: Nice set of four plywood ‘Euroika’ chairs, design Friso Kramer for Auping 1963

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Friso Kramer (Amsterdam, 13 August 1922) is a Dutch industrial designer. Kramer is the son of the Amsterdam School architect Piet Kramer. He studied at the Institute of Applied Art in Amsterdam for interior designer.
In 1945 he joined with Office J.P. Kloos. He then worked also with French Paulussen indoors in an office for architecture. From 1948-1963 he worked at The Circle, where steel furniture were manufactured. In 1963 he founded, together with Wim Crouwel, Benno Wissing, Paul and Dick Schwartz on the Total Design. From 1971 to 1983 he was director of the design Ahrend.
One of the most famous works of Kramer is the conical-street (post top) luminaire. This fixture was originally designed for the city of The Hague, but otherwise enjoyed great popularity in the country also. Furthermore Kramer designed two streetlight fixtures for the city of The Hague, namely the ‘Friso Kramer I’ (for residential streets) and the ‘Friso Kramer II’ (for roads). In The Hague, they are now almost all gone. Only in one place is the ‘Friso Kramer I’ still to be found. Incidentally, all Kramer luminaires produced by Industria.
In 1977 and 1978 a retrospective of his work was held at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and in 1991 the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. Kramer was a board member of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and the Amsterdam Arts Council. Kramer is an officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau. source: http://www.artfinding.com