A De Stijl classic made in 1934 by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld.
Material / Features
width 47 cm, depth 80 cm, height 60 cm, cbm 0.20
The Zig Zag Chair was designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1934.
He has chosen a minimalist design without legs, which is based on four wooden parts. The individual components are fused in a Z-shape with zinc compound.
The result is the chair for the famous Schröder House in Utrecht.
Gerrit Thomas Rietveld
(1888-1964) was a Dutch architect and designer. He became famous for his participation in the artist group De Stijl.
Rietveld started his career as a carpenter. He gained architectural knowledge through evening classes.
The artist group De Stijl was formed by an eponymous Dutch Journal of Visual Arts, edited by Theo van Doesburg and published between 1917 and 1932. Rietveld gained success through his Rietveld Schröder House (Utrecht) and the red and blue chair of 1918. Even at the Bauhaus, his ideas were taken up.
Some of the defining features of his work are the geometric shapes and a reduction to the primary colors yellow, red and blue. They are meant as an attempt to bring together visual arts, design and architecture.
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