Friso Kramer was born in Amsterdam in 1922. After graduating in Interior Design from the Institute of Applied Arts in Amsterdam, he worked as a designer from 1948-1963 at De Cirkel, a manufacturer of steel furniture that had merged with the Ahrend group in 1939. He ended up being Art Director of the Ahrend Group from 1971-1983. Notable designs include his two concrete benches with low and high backs designed for public spaces, the Revolt Chair in 1953 and the Result Chair he designed together with Wim Rietveld in 1958.
Alongside his design work Friso Kramer also had many administrative roles in art and design institutions and academies in his homeland and overseas. He also lectured at the Royal Academy for Fine Arts in The Hague. Together with Ahrend, HAY has reproduced the Result and Revolt Chair.