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Utrecht Chair

c. 1935

by Gerrit Rietveld
for Cassina

Utrecht Chair

by Gerrit Rietveld
for Cassina

or Call to Order

The Utrecht chair designed by Gerrit Rietveld is composed of an inte­rior steel support frame covered in polyurethane foam and poly­ester padding and is avail­able in a number of textiles and leather. All options are finished with a high-contrast deco­ra­tive blanket or zig-zag stitch­ing along the perime­ter of its recti­lin­ear leg/​armrest side elements. The 13X606 black leather with natural stitch­ing is avail­able as part of our Quick Ship program

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Gerrit Rietveld

Germany (1888–1964)

Born in Utrecht, Germany in 1888, Gerrit Rietveld is known best for his architectural and product designs. In 1917, Rietveld opened his own furniture shop, with an aim for simplicity in construction, knowing that factory production was key to future designs. Not a year later, he opened his own factory and began shifting his color palette due to his discovery of the De Stijl Movement. After joining the De Stijl, he spent time exhibiting at the Bauhaus under an invitation from Walter Gropius, and created notable architectural projects. His most significant building is the Rietveld Schroder House, completed in 1924; it featured moving panelled walls and is now an UNESCO World Heritage Site. By 1928, Rietveld shifted his design philosophy once again, breaking with De Stijl, as he opted for a more functionalist style of architecture. Noted furniture pieces by Rietveld include the Red and Blue Chair in 1917, along with the Zig Zag Chair designed in 1934.

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