The Hollandsche Patent Metaal Industrie or “HOPMI” was a manufacturer of several metal specialties. Parts for Bicycles for instance as locks. It also manufactured 2 HOPMI chairs designed by Gerrit Rietveld somewhere in 1932. One of the two was acquired by a Dutch Univereity professor, Prof. Lanjouw from Utrecht, whose heirs have given this chair … Continue reading “Re Edition of the HOPMI Chair by Gerrit Rietveld”
This rare Zwaan Chair by Gerrit Rietveld was sold at a November 8, 2018 Wright Auction of the Boyd Collection. It was estimated $10,000–15,000 and sold for $25,000.
I found this tongue in cheek postcard of a collapsed Rietveld Red and Blue chair in a museumshop.
Aluminum Chair by Gerrit Rietveld I took the photo of the Aluminum Rietveld Chair in the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum for Modern Art which has a large chair collection. I find the use of aluminum atypical for Rietveld, but he did research all sorts of material for his chairs. Vitra Design Museum has one as well … Continue reading “Aluminum Chair by Gerrit Rietveld”
Rietveld’s Berlin Chair I’m kind of proud a Google search Berlin Chair by Rietveld results in a first place for a photo featured in a prior post. Finally I’ve my own photo’s of the very chair. The Stedelijk in Amsterdam has one. In addition there is one up for sale at Phillips today. Estimate £12,000 … Continue reading “Rietveld’s Berlin Chair”