Red Gerrit Rietveld armchair, The Netherland, 1974

Rietveld, Gerrit Thomas
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Side Chairs
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Netherlands
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1970s

Red Gerrit Rietveld chair, The Netherlands, 1974

 

A red armchair by Gerrit Rietveld, the same edition as from the book : ‘The Complete Rietveld Furniture’ 1993.
This chair is an elaboration on the ‘Military’ theme. Its basic construction is similar to that of the Military Chair.
Rietveld added armrests and, more importantly, took this opportunity to provide the design with a seat and back
support of laminated wood. This gives the chair a resiliency and degree of comfort lacking in the previous models.
The chair is made by Van de Groenekan, De Bilt in 1974, also the example of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

94x61x64 cm. Frame from oak slats, nut and bolt joints; sprung seat and backrest from bent birch plywood (three-ply); painted

The Furniture Collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam page 301.

The Complete Rietveld Furniture 1993 page 67

  • 4623
  • Price on request
  • 37.0 In / 94.0 cm
  • 24.0 In / 61.0 cm
  • 25.2 In / 64.0 cm

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