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Gerrit Rietveld Zig Zag chair, Red and Blue Chair and other designs have become architectural design favorites among his other reproductions. Gerrit Rietveld was born in the Netherlands in 1888. By the age of 23, Gerrit Rietveld was studying architecture and started a furniture factory. In 1918, he designed what has become one of his most famous designs, the Red and Blue Chair. Gerrit Rietveld designed the Zig-Zag Chair between 1932-34. Many believe the Zig Zag Chair was a direct result of Theo van Doesburg's call for the introduction of "oblique" lines to rectify the inherent tension between both vertical and horizontal elements that permeated interior spaces.
Gerrit Rietveld's original of the Zig Zag Chair was constructed of oak and brass fittings, and was commissioned by Metz & Company, Amsterdam until 1955. The Zig-Zag chair was a complete departure from all previous chairs. It has no legs, it is made of planes only, and the supporting part is diagonal. It can be used as a stacking chair, and it requires a minimum of space.
Gerrit Rietveld was born in Utrecht, the Netherlands in 1888. He was originally a qualified cabinet-maker. From 1930 he was working as an independent architect. Until 1931 Rietveld was a member of the artist group "De Stijl". He died in Utrecht in 1964.Made In Italy.
Dimensions: H 29 1/2" D 17" W 14 1/2"
Material: Zig Zag chair made of solid natural ashwood with a clear or black lacquer finish.