‘Mondial’ chair designed by Gerrit Rietveld for the 1958 World Exhibition in Brussels. This chair is a later reissue by ‘Rietveld Originals’ and manufactured by Gispen. The Mondial chair is part of the current display at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Marked and numbered with metal tag of the manufacturer. In nice vintage condition, with considerable wear from years of use in a fine restaurant. Five chairs available, priced individually. In 1957 Gerrit Rietveld and his son Wim were commissioned to design a chair for the Dutch pavilion at Expo 58, the World’s Fair in Brussels. This is the ‘global chair’, in which Rietveld realized his aim of ‘relieving mankind of all excess.’ On each side, the seat, back and legs come together at a single point, at the end of a steel tube.