We have had this vintage Gispen chair sitting in our office for quite a while now. We can trace its history back to atleast the 1960s but it’s likely that it’s even older. It was in a poor state with chipped off paint and a slightly damaged back panel so we decided to go ahead and give it to a friend who happens to be a furniture maker and restorer. We decided to ditch the old color, bright red, and opted for a more befitting and inconspicuously modern anthracite gray. The panels were repaired, the screws were stripped of the paint and kept in their original state, the frame was cleaned and polished, add in some gray paint and… Voila.