Rosewood Credenza Model FDT-1205 by Fristho Franeker the Netherlands, 1965s






H 75 cm x W 202 cm x D 45 cm

Beautiful ‘FDT-1205’ rosewood credenza designed by Dutch cabinetmaker Fristho Franeker in 1965. Signed with original Fristho enamel badge to the interior. The rare ‘FDT-1205’ cabinet is documented in the book ‘Fristho vooruitstrevende meubelen 1921-1978: Mid-Century modern in Nederland’. This elegant design features three hinged rosewood doors, each concealing an internal storage compartment with single integrated shelf. To the far right there are four additional rosewood drawers. Very high quality the interior is also finished in rosewood. Such was the quality and elegance of Fristho’s designs combined with their use of high quality materials such as Rio rosewood that he soon gained worldwide recognition, the high end, progressive, Italian manufacturer, Arflex, also sold his designs under license in Italy. This is documented throughout Italian design journals such as ‘Rivista dell arredamento’ and Domus throughout the early to mid-1960s. Fristho worked with many top designers like Kho Liang Ie, William Watting and Rudolf Glatzel at the end of the 1950s and continued this sleek Mid-Century Modern aesthetic into the 1960s with their own Fristho design team that worked in the same spirit as these great designers.