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Gerrit Rietveld Red Laquer Zig Zag Chairs for Cassina, Dutch design classics

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Gerrit Rietveld Red Laquer Zig Zag Chairs for Cassina

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The inconic 'Zig Zag Chair' was designed by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld in 1934. Relaunched in 1973/ 2011 and manufactured by Cassina in Italy. This contemporary edition is red with white sides, highlighting the relationship between the vertical, oblique, and horizontal lines. This chair provided an early example of a cantilevered seat and is composed of four wood boards articulated end-to-end to form an extremely eye-catching example of an unstable structure. Eschewing the traditional legs-seat-back sequence, Rietveld created a ribbon of wood forming a Z-shape. The crafts mastery of Cassina’s carpenters is seen in the execution of the dove-tail joints, which add to the beauty of the piece. This colored wooden lacquer version reflects a number of variations on the theme made by Rietveld.

About the designer:
Gerrit Thomas Rietveld (24 June 1888–25 June 1964) was a Dutch furniture designer and architect. One of the principal members of the Dutch artistic movement called De Stijl, Rietveld is famous for his red and blue chair and for the Rietveld Schröder House, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Priced per chair, four chairs available.

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W 38 cm, D 45 cm, H 77 cm, SH 45 cm
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