Benno Premsela (1920 – 1997) was a Dutch textile and exhibition designer.
He studied interior design at the Nieuwe Kunstschool, Amsterdam.
Between 1949-51, he worked in the furniture department of Bijenkorf, the largest department store in Amsterdam. Between 1956-63, he was the head of display there.
1951-53, he worked in Italy, where he designed and printed textiles. In 1963, he set up a studio in partnership with architect Jan Vonk. From 1967, Premsela was responsible for product development and design for Van Besouw in Goirle. From 1972, wallcoverings for Vescom; and, from 1975, upholstery fabrics for Gerns & Gabler.
His work was the subject of the one-person 1981-2 ‘Benno Premsela onder anderen’ exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
Mare André was a french painter, decorator and furniture designer. He studied painting, at the Academie Julian, Paris. Between 1903-04, he shared a studio with Fernand Leger. From c1911; he worked closely with Roger de la Fresnaye. The decorative arts began showing up in his work submitted to the annual Salons in Paris, although he considered himself primarily a painter at the time.