Rietveld: by Cassina, by Rietveld and by Jenner


Red Blue Rietveld Chair (Photo Moma)
ZigZag by Jenner
Dutch architect and designer Gerrit Rietveld after whom the Amsterdam art school Gerrit Rietveld Academie has been named, designed the Red and Blue (in 1917) and Zig Zag (in 1932) chairs which are world famous.

By Cassina:
Red-Blue and Zig Zag are still being produced by Cassina in their Master “I Maestri” Series.

By Rietveld:
In 2004 a grandson and a great grandson of Gerrit have formed a company Rietveld by Rietveld to start again with the production of several of Gerrit’s furniture designs, because as they say: There is more to Rietveld than the Red-Blue and ZigZag only: All in all there are 215 Rietveld furniture designs. So there remains a lot to do for them.

By Jenner:
I tried to find a flashier photo of ZigZag on the web, but found this photo of Edward Jenner, a Dutch architect who after obtaining the book “How to construct Rietveld furniture” made his own ZigZag. Although it is not the nicest photo, I believe his ZigZag copy is very much how Rietveld himself would have made it. In addition I adore the Rietveld Babychair copy Jenner made for his daughter:

Rietveld Baby Chair by Jenner

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe: Barcelona Chair and Ottoman


Can you imagine that Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed this chair already in 1929?

Photo thanks to Knoll.

Thonet no 14

Thonet no 14

Thonet no 14

My source for this photo: 64 chairs.

Thonet Chair no 18

Thonet Chair no 18

Thonet Chair no 18

Michael Thonet created this chair no 18.

The photo is from MoMa in NYC

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Cut Out Chair
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It will mainly be a photo Blog with photo’s of all sorts of chairs.

I’ve started with the Cut Out or Puzzle Chair

Thanks to The Cool Hunter.

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