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The TC stool was designed in 1989 by Ruud-Jan Kokke. The stool was developed at the request of Mrs. Trees Coenders of the Museum Boymans van Beuningen in Rotterdam. To pay homage to her, Mrs. Coenders initials are now reflected in the TC stool product designation. The TC design is made of thin birch triplex which is specially produced for the aircraft industry. The two millimeter thick plate of “airplane triplex” consist of 4 extremely thin veneer layers. This results in a visually light appearance with exceptional structural strength. The TC stool is part of the collections of several prominent museums, including: Museum of Modern Art New York, Cooper Hewitt Museum New York, Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Cologne and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
Materials: Natural Birch Wood, Natural Matte Lacquer or Black Stain
Martin Visser studied Civil Engineering, worked as an architectural draughtsman, designed furniture and was employed by the famed De Bijenkorf department store in Amsterdam as an aesthetic consultant. Through his work for De Bijenkorf, Visser came into contact with De Ploeg Weavers and Spectrum and was asked to work for them as designer and head of the collection in 1954. Since the end of the 1950s, Martin Visser’s functional design approach has determined the look of the Spectrum collection. Developments in his furniture designs ran parallel with the spirit of the collection. Visser had a strong preference for craft-built furniture. Many of his designs have an industrial style, but are craft-made to exceptionally high standards. Simple construction and absence of decoration give the impression that Visser had a great admiration for Berlage and pre-war functionalism. He loved to make simple furniture using as little material as possible but with the clearest possible shapes. Between 1978-1983, Visser was Head Curator of modern art at the Boymans-van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam. In his last designs, Visser further expressed his conceptions about simplicity and clarity of form. Martin Visser’s career was crowned in December 1998 with the Oeuvre Prize for design.