br02 sofabed, Martin Visser, t'Spectrum
br02 sofabed, designed in 1960 by Martin Visser, manufactured by t'Spectrum. The sofa stands out for its beautiful minimalistic design, as well as for an elaborated functionality: the seat can easily be pulled out and brought into a horizontal position, which forms a lying surface of 70 x 192 cm.
The sofa is one of Martin Visser's best known and most beautiful designs and is considered one of the classics of modern furniture design.
Martin Visser (1922 - 2009) originally worked as a hydraulic engineer. He designed his first furniture for a friend. Later he got into contact with the Dutch manufacturer t'Spectrum, and was employed as furniture designer. Visser designed numerous pieces for t'Spectum, of which many are still in production. His works are exhibited in many museums all over the world, and some items today are considered as icons of 20th century design.