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Dutch furniture company ‘t Spectrum — later Spectrum — was established in 1941 with a run of pieces that were spare and outwardly industrial in appearance. Its early armchairs and dining chairs were often framed in tubular metal, and boast clearly defined lines and minimal curves. The vintage ‘t Spectrum seating in the decades that followed, which was designed by the likes of Gerrit Rietveld and Wim van Gelderen, is characterized by the angular forms and Pop art-hued colors that we associate with the best of mid-century modernism.

‘t Spectrum emerged in 1941 as an offshoot of the Dutch fabric manufacturer De Ploeg. When a shortage of textiles and other materials took shape owing to the demands of the Second World War, De Ploeg director Piet Blijenburg changed gears, and sought to broaden the manufacturer’s offerings as well as prevent the company's employees from being forced into work for occupying military forces. 

‘t Spectrum was a brand devoted to furniture and interiors — as well as goods and decor for the home such as coat racks, napkin rings and beds. Legendary modernist furniture designer Gerrit Rietveld — an integral part of the Dutch art and design movement of the early 20th century called De Stijl — was brought on in a supervisory role in its early days, and designer Martin Visser was installed to oversee the production of furniture. 

The end of the war brought a greater availability of metals and other materials to ‘t Spectrum, which became more focused on creating affordable furniture for the era’s new homeowners. A new factory designed by Rietveld was built in Bergeijk in 1957. During the late 1960s, ‘t Spectrum offered a richer range of furnishings, incorporating alluring hardwoods and leathers as part of sophisticated lines of seating and other pieces designed in the mid-century modern style. Visser recruited the likes of Friso Kramer, Benno Premsela, Constant Nieuwenhuys and others to design for ‘t Spectrum over the years.

With competition for cheaper furniture on the rise in the 1970s, ‘t Spectrum liquidated in 1974. A group of employees acquired the designs and continued the company under the name of Arspect. The firm produced ‘t Spectrum designs and works from other designers. 

Arspect closed its doors in 1986. A former employee bought the company and renewed it with the name Spectrum. Today, Spectrum operates in Eindhoven in the Netherlands, creating contemporary designs alongside pieces dating back to the look and feel of the products offered by the original manufacturer. The company is also reproducing original designs created by Visser and Rietveld.

On 1stDibs, browse a selection of vintage ‘t Spectrum seating, tables, storage pieces and more.

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Creator: 't Spectrum
Osaka SZ08 lounge chair by Martin Visser for 't Spectrum Netherlands, 1969
By 't Spectrum, Martin Visser
Located in Langemark-Poelkapelle, BE
Osaka SZ08 black leather lounge chair by Martin Visser for 't Spectrum Netherlands. It was designed for the Osaka series in 1969 for the Dutch pavilion at the World Expo in Osaka, Ja...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern 't Spectrum Furniture

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Chrome

Nagoya SZ09 black lounge chair by Martin Visser for 't Spectrum Netherlands
By 't Spectrum, Martin Visser
Located in Langemark-Poelkapelle, BE
Nagoya SZ09 black lounge chair by Martin Visser for 't Spectrum Netherlands. It was designed for the Osaka series in 1969 for the Dutch pavilion at the World Expo in Tokyo. Manufactu...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern 't Spectrum Furniture

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Chrome

BR 02 sleeper sofa by Martin Visser for ’t Spectrum, The Netherlands, 1958
By 't Spectrum, Martin Visser
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Martin Visser BR02 sofa that can be transformed into a daybed of 70 x 190 cm, by pulling the seating to the front. This is the first edition with a ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern 't Spectrum Furniture

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Metal

Martin Visser BR03 Sofa Daybed For ‘T Spectrum, 1950s
By Martin Visser, 't Spectrum
Located in ABCOUDE, UT
Early Edition of the iconic BR03 Sofa bed by Martin Visser for ‘T Spectrum, The Netherlands, 1956. The clever design allows you to easily convert this nice sofa into a comfortable be...
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1950s Vintage 't Spectrum Furniture

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Metal

2012 Martin Visser for Spectrum SB07 Counter Height Stool in Leather
By 't Spectrum, Martin Visser
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a single (the price listed is for each stool, though multiples stools are available) SB07 counter stool, designed by Martin Visser and produced by Spectrum in The ...
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2010s Dutch Modern 't Spectrum Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Martin Visser for 'T Spectrum Black Leather Osaka Lounge Chairs, 1970s, Set of 2
By 't Spectrum, Martin Visser
Located in London, GB
Originally designed by Martin Visser in 1969, for the Dutch pavilion at the 1970 World Expo held in the Japanese city of Osaka, the SZ-08 lounge chair is also known as the Osaka cha...
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1970s Dutch Bauhaus Vintage 't Spectrum Furniture

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Leather

Willem Van Gelderen hanging coatrack for Spectrum 1950s Holland
By 't Spectrum
Located in Den Haag, NL
Typical 1950s Dutch hanging coatrack ,solid Beechwood . Design Willem van Gelderen for Spectrum .model Nieuw Amsterdam DHO1
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1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage 't Spectrum Furniture

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Beech

Pair Of Martin Visser SZ02 Lounge Chairs For ‘T Spectrum 1965
By Martin Visser, 't Spectrum
Located in ABCOUDE, UT
Nice pair of SZ02 armchairs by Martin Visser for ‘T Spectrum, The Netherlands, 1965. These chairs have a brushed steel tubular frame and very thick black saddle leather seats and arm...
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1960s Vintage 't Spectrum Furniture

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Steel

Martin Visser for 't Spectrum "TE21" or "Weert" Wenge Table with Formica top
By 't Spectrum, Martin Visser
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Martin Visser modernist "Weert" dining table with wenge edging, inset white formica top and black enameled metal legs and dark stained trim. Manufactured between 1959 /1966 .Shot wit...
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1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage 't Spectrum Furniture

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Metal

sz08/Osaka 1 lounge chair by Martin Visser for 't Spectrum, The Netherlands 1969
By 't Spectrum, Martin Visser
Located in Steenwijk, NL
This model SZ-08 lounge chair was designed by Martin Visser for 't Spectrum in 1969 (collection 1969-1974). It is part of the Osaka series that was exhibited at the World Fair in Jap...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage 't Spectrum Furniture

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Metal

sz12/Osaka 3 sofa by Martin Visser for 't Spectrum, The Netherlands 1969
By 't Spectrum, Martin Visser
Located in Steenwijk, NL
This model SZ12 3-seater sofa was designed by Martin Visser for 't Spectrum in 1969 (collection 1969-1974). It is part of the Osaka series that was exhibited at the World Fair in Jap...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage 't Spectrum Furniture

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Metal

Magistretti Style Single Pine Dining Chair by Martin Visser for 't Spectrum
By 't Spectrum, Martin Visser
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Single Vico Magistretti style pine dining chair by Martin Visser for 't Spectrum with woven rush seats and curved backrest. In original condition with some visible frame wear consist...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage 't Spectrum Furniture

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Rush, Pine

Martin Visser for 't Spectrum Pair of Armchairs in Patinated Cognac Leather
By 't Spectrum, Martin Visser
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Martin Visser for 't Spectrum Bergeijk, pair of lounge chairs model 'SZ 02', leather, brushed steel, The Netherlands, 1965 These modern, Minimalist easy chairs are made of a tubul...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage 't Spectrum Furniture

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Steel

Set of 2 Wenge Lounge Chairs, Hein Stolle for 't Spectrum, Model SZ25/SZ80, 1959
By 't Spectrum, Hein Stolle
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Set of 2 wenge lounge chairs by Hein Stolle for 't Spectrum, model SZ25/SZ80, from the Netherlands 1959. Newly upholstered in dark green fabric. The wooden frame was painted brown ...
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1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage 't Spectrum Furniture

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Wenge, Fabric

Martin Visser for 'T Spectrum Armchair in Black Leather
By 't Spectrum, Martin Visser
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Martin Visser for 't Spectrum, lounge chair, model 'SZ 02', leather, brushed steel, The Netherlands, 1965 This modern, Minimalist easy chair is made in tubular brushed steel in comb...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage 't Spectrum Furniture

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Brass, Steel

1950s Living room set by Hein Stolle for Spectrum, Netherlands
By 't Spectrum, Hein Stolle
Located in Amsterdam, NL
A fantastic living room set designed by Hein Stolle, manufactured by ‘t Spectrum in the Netherlands around 1950. This beautiful set has a straight, modern design. Each piece has a n...
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1950s Dutch Vintage 't Spectrum Furniture

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Fabric, Wood

Slat Bench by Martin Visser for 'T Spectrum bz81, the Netherlands, 1965
By 't Spectrum, Martin Visser
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Wenge slat bench designed by Martin Visser for 't Spectrum for "Stedelijk Museum" in Amsterdam. The top has been refinshed. This is the smaller model, m...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage 't Spectrum Furniture

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Wenge

Martin Visser for 'T Spectrum Armchairs in Black Leather
By 't Spectrum, Martin Visser
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Martin Visser for 't Spectrum, lounge chairs, model 'SZ 02', leather, brushed steel, The Netherlands, 1965 These modern, Minimalist easy chairs are made of a tubular brushed steel...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage 't Spectrum Furniture

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Brass, Steel

Pair of Dordrecht Chairs by Wim Van Gelderen for Spectrum, the Netherlands 1950s
By Wim van Gelderen, 't Spectrum
Located in Antwerp, BE
Dordrecht Chairs by Wim van Gelderen for 't Spectrum, the Netherlands. Naive, modernist, vintage armchairs in a light-colored oak. They pair beautifully with the "elephant grey" textured fabric. It's rare to find a pair of these Dutch modernist plywood chairs that were produced in the early 1950s. The design of these chairs is very elegant and does not show that they are a design of the 50s, since they look a lot more modern than they really are. The perfect neutral, yet sculptural chair for any kind of vintage, modernist of contemporary project. In excellent original condition. Newly upholstered by a professional craftsman in high-quality, textured velours fabric. Check out our Daddy Deco...
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1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage 't Spectrum Furniture

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Fabric, Plywood

Martin Visser Set of 4 Dinning Room Chairs for T' Spectrum, 1960 Netherlands
By 't Spectrum, Martin Visser
Located in The Hague, NL
Mid- Century modern period very famous Dutch furniture designer Martin Visser designed these chairs for t' Spectrum in 1960s period, Netherlands. The set of 4 chairs are in a great ...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage 't Spectrum Furniture

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Rattan, Wenge

Gerrit Rietveld 1958 Unesco Press Room Chair for Spectrum, 'Colourful Vintage'
By 't Spectrum, Gerrit Rietveld
Located in Tilburg, NL
Gerrit Rietveld 1958 Unesco press room chair for Spectrum - 'Colourful Vintage' Edition 'Colourful Vintage', which means: fabric: Sprinkles 0784 (Febrik), armrests in American wal...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Mid-Century Modern 't Spectrum Furniture

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Metal

Martin Visser for 'T Spectrum Model Sz67, the Netherlands, 1964
By Martin Visser, 't Spectrum
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Metal frame and wenge arm rests. With new red upholstery. In good condition. Martin Visser Martin Visser was one of the leading Dutch designers of t...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern 't Spectrum Furniture

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Metal

Set of Two Leather "Osaka" Lounge Chairs by Martin Visser for 'T Spectrum, 1970s
By Martin Visser, 't Spectrum
Located in DE MEERN, NL
SET OF TWO ARMCHAIRS "OSAKA ZS08" BY MARTIN VISSER FOR 'T SPECTRUM, NETHERLANDS 1969S If you're looking for a stylish and comfortable addition to your living space, the vintage brow...
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1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage 't Spectrum Furniture

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Chrome

Cross Legged Dining Table by Martin Visser, 1970s
By Martin Visser, 't Spectrum
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
Vintage round dining table with a black ash wood table top divided in three parts and a solid wooden cross legged base. Beautiful timeles...
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1970s Dutch Brutalist Vintage 't Spectrum Furniture

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Ash

Limited Edition Piet Hein Eek MVPHE Easy Chair for Spectrum
By Piet Hein Eek, 't Spectrum
Located in Tilburg, NL
Limited edition Piet Hein Eek MVPHE easy chair for Spectrum, The Netherlands. Piet Hein Eek designed the quirky MVPHE armchair with round shapes as a tribute to his friend and des...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern 't Spectrum Furniture

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Fabric, Beech

Martin Visser BR02 Sofa/ Sofa bed/ Daybed by ‘t Spectrum, Dutch Mid-Century
By Martin Visser, 't Spectrum
Located in CULEMBORG, GE
Listed is an iconic BR02 sofa / sofa bed / daybed by Martin Visser for 't Spectrum. Designed in 1960, this minimalist sofa can be converted in bed with one simple movement. Model no....
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage 't Spectrum Furniture

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Stainless Steel

'Nieuw Amsterdam' or 'dh01' coat rack by Willem van Gelderen for 't Spectrum
By Wim van Gelderen, 't Spectrum
Located in Steenwijk, NL
This birch wooden wall mounted coat rack, model 'Nieuw Amsterdam/dh01', was designed by Willem van Gelderen for the collection of 't Spectrum from 1951...
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage 't Spectrum Furniture

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Wood

Martin Visser BZ53 Blue Newly Upholstered Sofa or Daybed for t'Spectrum, 1960s
By Martin Visser, 't Spectrum
Located in The Hague, NL
Minimalistic and timeless iconic Dutch design sofa designed by Martin Visser for t'Spectrum manufacture in 1960s period, Netherlands. Model number- BZ53. Original chrome and black ...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage 't Spectrum Furniture

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Chrome

Artifort/ ‘t Spectrum SZ10 ’M-Chair’ by Ebbing, Haas & Schudel, 1980s
By Artifort, Ton Haas, 't Spectrum
Located in CULEMBORG, GE
This very rare M-Chair was designed by Hans Ebbing, Ton Haas and Paul Schudel as part of an assignment for the Academy of Arts in Arnhem, The Netherlands, initiated by their teacher ...
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1980s Dutch Modern Vintage 't Spectrum Furniture

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Steel

Rare Hein Stolle "Stolwijk" Side Table for 't Spectrum
By 't Spectrum, Hein Stolle
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare Hein Stolle "Stolwijk" model triangle side table for 't Spectrum with painted grey wood top and grey enameled wire frame. This model was only produced from 1954-1955 In very ori...
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1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage 't Spectrum Furniture

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Wire

Martin Visser Bookcase 't Spectrum, Holland, 1965
By Martin Visser, 't Spectrum
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very nice modernist bookcase unit model WW72 designed by Martin Visser and manufactured by 't Spectrum, Holland, 1965. This unit has black ebonized wooden s...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage 't Spectrum Furniture

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Beech

Vintage Dutch Design Leather BZ55 Sofa by Martin Visser for 't Spectrum, 1960s
By Martin Visser, 't Spectrum
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
This 4-seater sofa is a beautiful design by Martin Visser. Produced by 't Spectrum in 1968. This sofa has chromed Minimalist legs and is still equipped with original black leather...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage 't Spectrum Furniture

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Metal

Werner Blaser Floor Lamp VE03 't Spectrum, Holland, 1964
By 't Spectrum, Werner Blaser
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Rare modernist floor lamp model VE03 designed by Werner Blaser and manufactured by 't Spectrum, The Netherlands, 1964. This rare floor lamp was only in production for 3 years and I h...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage 't Spectrum Furniture

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Aluminum, Stainless Steel

Niall O’flynn Rascal easy chairs ‘t Spectrum 1997
By 't Spectrum, Niall O'Flynn
Located in Etten-Leur, NL
Nice pair of timeless easy chairs designed by Niall O’Flynn for ‘t Spectrum in 1997. These chairs were in production for only 4 years. Fantastic shaped chairs, made of galvanized met...
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1990s Dutch Mid-Century Modern 't Spectrum Furniture

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Metal

DD02 drawer wall unit from Martin Visser for ’t Spectrum, the Netherlands 50s.
By Martin Visser, 't Spectrum
Located in Landgraaf, NL
DD02 drawer wall unit from Martin Visser for ’t Spectrum, the Netherlands 50s. Metal frame refinished in satin white and 2 wengé wood drawers. Can be used as a small desk or vanity t...
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1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage 't Spectrum Furniture

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Metal

Set of 2 SE06 Dining Chairs by Martin Visser for Spectrum, 1970s
By 't Spectrum, Martin Visser
Located in Appeltern, Gelderland
Minimalist Mid-Century Modern SE06 dining chair designed by Martin Visser and manufactured by ‘t Spectrum, Netherlands 1967. These early versions of the SE06 chairs have a stainless ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern 't Spectrum Furniture

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Leather

't Spectrum furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

't Spectrum furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of 't Spectrum furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 31 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 2 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by 't Spectrum were created in the mid-century modern style in netherlands during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Montis, Gerard Van Den Berg, and Dirk Van Sliedregt. Prices for 't Spectrum furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at £264 and can go as high as £4,654, while a piece like these, on average, fetch £2,011.

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