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Gispen Today by Thijs Smeets is Simple and Sculptural

By: Meghan Young - Published: Apr 17, 2013 • References: studiosmeets and yankodesign
The Gispen Today collection is filled with contemporary furniture pieces that straddle the line between simple and sculptural. Although they lean towards the former more due to their overall minimalist modern nature, the concentration on statement-making details is what justifies the latter. Whether it is the dissected form of a chair or the sideless design of an umbrella holder, the Gispen Today pieces are full of subtle surprises.

Designed by Thijs Smeets, a designer based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the Gispen Today collection strays away from the brand's pension for using tubular steel frames. Instead, he employs chamfered plywood materials that contrast nicely with the bright white molded shells or fabric also used. The Gispen Today collection is comprised of couches, tables and other objects.