RESULT CHAIR DESIGN BY
FRISO KRAMER & WIM RIETVELD
HAY WITH AHREND
The Result chair is a 1950s classic designed by Friso Kramer and Wim Rietveld for Ahrend, now produced by HAY.
Made with cut-out sheet steel, Result is adaptable, functional, light and strong. It was designed for use in Dutch schools throughout the 1960s and 1970s, and left a lasting impression on a generation of people. Created to last a long time, you can still find Result chairs produced in the 50s and 60s in use today.
Innovative then and iconic now, the Result chair is an enduring design classic.
Alongside his design work Friso Kramer also had many administrative roles in art and design institutions and academies in his homeland and overseas. He alsolectured at the Royal Academy for Fine Arts in The Hague. Together with Ahrend, HAY has reproduced the Result and Revolt Chair.
Rietveld was known for his functionalist chairs, tables and storage systems, but he also designed agricultural machinery, boats and trains. Alongside his design work, Wim Rietveld also lectured at the Royal Academy and the Technical University in Delft. Together with Ahrend, HAY has reproduced the Result Chair and Pyramid Table series.
“We are mainly known as a company who collaborates with designers from our own time, but for me the link between these products and what we have been doing, is the approach to industrial design they employed to make them. The idea of working with materials and construction in an intelligent and reliable way, creating as much value for clients at a reasonable price; the Result Chair and Pyramid Table were originally about just this.”
“The Result Chair is one of the most famous designs from Friso Kramer and Wim Rietveld. We instantly knew that this collaboration has a unique potential, making these Dutch design icons available again, not only to corporate clients whom we are used to serve,but also to the domestic market around the world. The mutual respect for these eternal designs is the cornerstone of this inspiring venture.”