Orange Utrecht Chair by Gerrit Rietveld

Orange Utrecht Chair by Gerrit Rietveld off course we couldn’t leave this out in the series. This is post number 22 in an attempt to publish 100 Orange Chairs for Inauguration Day.

Slatted Beechwood Chair by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld

Slatted Beechwood Chair by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld Fetched €21,250($27,431) at Christie’s (Sale 3010: The Decorative Arts Sale, 2 – 3 October 2012, Amsterdam.

Nano Rietveld Red and Blue, Zig Zag and Steltman Chairs

Nano Rietveld Red and Blue, Zig Zag and Steltman Chairs NanoTray is a site where Maarten (or Max) Meerman, a Dutch rocket scientist, shares his hobby of miniaturizing stuff. It is not exactly nano sized, but close: The scale is 1:144. For the celebration of the Rietveld Year back in 2010 Max made this Rietveld … Continue reading “Nano Rietveld Red and Blue, Zig Zag and Steltman Chairs”

Early Rietveld Chair with a Story

Early Rietveld Chair with a Story Recently this “Green-Painted White-wood and Leather Upright Armchair ‘Bankstoeltje’” by Gerrit Rietveld was sold at Christies for €16,250 ($20,977) in an Amsterdam sale of belongings to Bertus Mulder who had freelanced for Gerrit Rietveld in the early 60ies. It was executed in Rietveld’s workshop, most probably circa 1908. Preface … Continue reading “Early Rietveld Chair with a Story”

Chair after Rietveld by John Striegel and Barkey

And then, then I find Mid Mod Design, a Dutch collector and seller of mid 20ieth century modern furniture, who had this very interesting chair for sale. The chair was designed by Amsterdam based Dutch artist John Striegel in 1983. Originally he planned to make 100 of them, but he found out that was too … Continue reading “Chair after Rietveld by John Striegel and Barkey”