Originally created by Friso Kramer while working at Ahrend in the 1950s, the Revolt Chair has been relaunched by HAY together with Ahrend. One of Friso Kramer’s most famous designs, the Revolt Chair embodies his distinctive minimalist style; a revolutionary design and choice of materials that uses a bent sheet steel frame instead of a traditional tubular frame. Reproduced today using the same process, the chair retains the functionality and resilient construction of its mid-century precursor, but in a sustainable material choice comprising a mix of recycled post-consumer and virgin ABS material in different colour options. A dynamic and flexible chair, Revolt’s ergonomic design moves with its user, offering active support while working, eating or sitting in conferences. Its comfort, durability and timeless aesthetics make it suitable for using in a wide variety of private, corporate or public spaces.
Mix of recycled post-consumer and virgin ABS material in different colour options.
Wim Rietveld (1924-1985) and Friso Kramer (b. 1922) were both Dutch-born. Wim Rietveld was an industrial furniture designer who studied Industrial Design at The Hague Academy, before starting work in 1958 at De Cirkel, a manufacturer of steel furniture that had merged with the Ahrend group in 1939. Friso Kramer studied Interior Design at the Institute of Applied Arts in Amsterdam, before he also worked at De Cirkel as a designer from 1948-1963. It was during their time at De Cirkel that the two designers met, together developing a number of iconic design collaborations, including the Result Chair in 1958. Together with Ahrend, HAY has reproduced the Rietveld and Kramer’s original design of the Result Chair.