Classic Modernist Furniture Design Profile
Zig Zag Chair – 1934 Gerrit Rietveld
Gerrit Rietveld’s Zig Zag Chair is made up of four elements joined with dovetail joints and fixed with brass nuts and bolts through triangular corner blocks.
Even though it’s visual effect is simple its design and construction are complex.
It was designed for the Schroder House in Utrech, Holland and is and example of Rietveld’s de Stijl and Modernist design principles.
It occupies little space, is unadorned and the cantilever concept broke new ground in furniture design.
It was initially manufactured by G. A. van de Groenekan, De Bilt, Netherlands and then Cassina Italy from 1971.
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More Gerrit Rietveld Furniture Designs
End Table – Gerrit Rietveld The End Table was constructed with a blue square top and a red circular base and the two were connected by a black and a white rectangle.
Red Blue Chair – Gerrit Rietveld One of the most recognized pieces from the Modern Movement of De Stijl Design.