Minimalistic but very comfortable pair of 2 lounge chairs, made in The Netherlands, circa 1960. The construction is very sophisticated, the chairs seem to float on the pair of flat steel legs. This strict architectural Dutch design is reminiscent to the designs of Gerrit Rietveld, Professionally reupholstered in a beautiful grey fabric that accentuates the geometric shape of the chairs. Priced as a pair.
Gerrit Rietveld (1888-1964) was a Dutch architect and designer, best known for his contributions to the De Stijl art movement. He was a pioneer of modern architecture and furniture design, and his work remains influential to this day.
Rietveld’s most famous design is undoubtedly the Red and Blue Chair, a minimalist and geometric piece that epitomizes the De Stijl aesthetic. He also designed a number of other buildings and pieces of furniture, including the Rietveld Schröder House in Utrecht, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Rietveld’s work was characterized by its simplicity, functionality, and use of primary colors and geometric shapes. He believed that design should be accessible to everyone, and that it could have a positive impact on society. Today, he is recognized as one of the most important designers of the 20th century.