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Design Gerrit Thomas Rietveld

NEOPLASTIC DECONSTRUCTIONS

Gerrit Rietveld designed the iconic Utrecht armchair in 1935 for the Metz & Co department store in Amsterdam, adjusting the design to the needs of large-scale distribution.

PRODUCTION YEAR

1935

Gerrit Thomas Rietveld designed the Utrecht armchair in 1935 for the Metz & Co department store in Amsterdam, adjusting the design to the needs of largescale distribution channels. While focused on product values of comfort and relaxation, the marketdriven approach successfully separates the elements into parts, making it an icon of the neoplastic movement and of the Dutch architect’s innovative insight. A piece of timeless design that furnishes the most prestigious hotels and offices in the world.

 

Certification: BIFMA.

I MAESTRI

Gerrit Thomas Rietveld

GERRIT THOMAS RIETVELD

 

Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, born in Utrecht on 24 June 1888, seems possessed of two personalities, each so distinct that one might take his work to be that of more than one artist. The first personality is that seen in the craftsman cabinet-maker working in a primordial idiom, re-inventing chairs and other furniture as if no one had ever built them before him and following a structural code all of his own; the second is that of the architect working with elegant formulas, determined to drive home the rationalist and neoplastic message in the context of European architecture. The two activities alternate, overlap, and fuse in a perfect osmosis unfolding then into a logical sequence.

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The armchair is a timeless design piece that furnishes the leading executive offices and most legendary lounge areas in the world. 

Structure

Loadbearing seat and backrest frame in tubular steel with elastic webbing. Armrests in solid poplar.

Padding

Variable density polyurethane foam. Resin treated polyester fiber batting laminated to fabric lining.

Upholstery

Fabric or leather. 

PRODUCTION YEAR

1935

DESIGN BY
Gerrit Thomas Rietveld
PRODUCTION YEAR

1935

DESIGN BY
Gerrit Thomas Rietveld

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