Cassina has collaborated with One Block Down to develop a new interpretation of Gerrit T. Rietveld's Zig Zag chair creating a collection of just 30 pieces. In this limited edition, the distinctive, reversed Z shape wooden structure is overlaid with sheet metal panels in a nod to One Block Down's architecture. While these two opposing materials keep their natural feel, light manipulates its raw surfaces to create a sinuous form that almost seems to change shape.

To honour this collaboration, One Block Down has developed a disruptive installation on the sixth floor of the Rinascente car park in Milan that can be visited during Milan Design Week from Wednesday 8th to Sunday 12th of June. During this time, it will be possible to preorder the chairs online at   The soul of the exhibition is a 30-chair pyramid created to highlight the linear nature of the famed object. A private listening moment will also mark its release, underscoring the continued importance of Gerrit T. Rietveld’s Zig Zag chair in contemporary culture.
Photo credits: Davide Tacchini