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Red Gerrit Rietveld armchair, The Netherlands, 1974

Documentation Documented elsewhere (similar item)
Documentation Notes The Furniture Collection Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, page 301.
Origin Netherlands
Period 1950-1979
Materials wood
Dimensions
W. 24.02 in; H. 37.01 in; D. 25.2 in;
W. 61 cm; H. 94 cm; D. 64 cm;
Seat H. 17.91 in;
Seat H. 45.5 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date 1974
Description 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
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
Dealer Reference Number Cl.bb.Rietveld.m.1706cs
Incollect Reference Number 268362
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