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A good friend and brilliant designer

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Friso Kramer

Wilkhahn started collaborating with Friso Kramer back in the early 1960s. Fritz Hahne, Wilkhahn’s CEO at the time, had seen the Revolt Chair, a simple but nevertheless sophisticated multipurpose chair designed for the Ahrend Group, in an architecture magazine. The meeting with the designer at a Dutch Wilkhahn dealer’s gave rise to successful joint projects and a lifelong friendship. Because of the devasting destruction in the Netherlands during the second world war, this was pretty unusual at the time because the Dutch still harboured a lot of resentment towards Germany.

Friso Kramer talking to Jochen Hahne in 2015. Photo: Wilkhahn
Friso Kramer talking to Jochen Hahne in 2015. Photo: Wilkhahn

The legendary 1200 seating unit range, designed by Friso Kramer and used in Munich’s Olympia station in 1972 and elsewhere. Photo: Wilkhahn

The 1200 seating unit range, designed by Friso Kramer, also cuts a dash as a two-seater. Photo: Wilkhahn

Friso Kramer (left) with wife Netti (right) and Gisela Hahne (centre). Photo: Wilkhahn

Friso Kramer (left) with Gisela Hahne (centre) and wife Netti (right). Photo: Wilkhahn

Upholstered task chair with glass-fibre-reinforced plastic shell, designed by Friso Kramer. Photo: Wilkhahn

Unusual combination of a wood frame with a glass-fibre-reinforced plastic shell. Chair by Friso Kramer for Wilkhahn. Photo: Wilkhahn

The combination with the glass-fibre-reinforced plastic shell, highlights the crisp lines of the wooden frame in an appealing way. Chair by Friso Kramer for Wilkhahn. Photo: Wilkhahn

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