Gispen is all about sustainable design. As a designer, producer and supplier, Gispen is passionate about creating well designed products and cleverly furnished spaces that have an inspiring effect on people. Together, with our clients, as well as national and international designers, partners and suppliers, Gispen has created inspiring sustainable design solutions for living, working and learning for over a hundred years.

About Gispen

About Gispen


Gispen was founded in the Netherlands in 1916 and has built an enviable reputation when it comes to creating products that have become iconic in terms of design, innovation, inspiration and sustainability. Our Giso lighting and the classic steel tube chairs are just a few of the many iconic products designed for the home and office. Each of the designs being an innovative step at that point in time. Over the years this has evolved into creating inspiring activity based solutions for the office and subsequently also for healthcare and education environments.


Circular economy

A circular economy is one that is restorative and regenerative by design, and which focusses on constantly maximising the usefulness and value of products, components and materials.

Gispen strongly believes in the circular economy. As a designer, manufacturer and supplier, we feel responsible for our surroundings. The principles of the circular approach are therefore highly influential in our design as well as in all other aspects of the development process – such as determining the most effective manner of production and ultimately recycling. By closely working together with our clients and partners in realising our ambitions on achieving maximum sustainability we are able to create the most inspiring sustainable interiors.



Design is at its best when it enhances your life. The better a product is designed the more inspiring the effect will be on people. Gispen has a long history of designing products that are practical, well-thought-out, sustainable and slightly unconventional (but only when we are convinced that it serves a purpose of course). Gispen designs are always designed to bring out the best in people. We create products and environments that optimally enable activities such as communicating, concentrating and relaxing. Whether it concerns your working, education, healthcare or living environment.


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