Willem Hendrik Gispen
KEMBO. Under this motto Willem Gispen and Ru Meijer, nearly sixty years ago, laid the basis for the Kembo we now know. Gispen designed the high-quality collection, Ru Meyer was the business talent. Gispen had already created an outcry in the thirties with his chromed tubular steel furniture. The furniture he designed for Kembo with frames of steel rods quickly became a huge success. Model 302 was even awarded in 1954 at the Milan Triennale.
As of May 2014 Lensvelt has taken custody of Gispens heritage by taking over Kembo.
Lensvelt extended it’s design collection with seven highly acclaimed classics by W.H. Gispen. Hans Lensvelt nurtures a personal appreciation for W.H. Gispen. He admires the aesthetic quality of the designs and believes they fit perfectly in present-day interiors.
The new series is called ‘W.H. Gispen from Kembo by Lensvelt… with love’.
The WH Gispen program consists of five chairs and two armchairs.