DESIGN : GERRIT THOMAS RIETVELD (1923)
The Berlin Chair is one of Rietveld’s most iconic works. He designed the chair for the 1923 ‘Juryfreie Kunstschau’ (an art exhibition) in Berlin. It represents Rietveld’s first asymmetrical chair. For this reason, there were two chairs produced, the left and the right version.
As only the original scale model of the chair survives, it is unclear whether the chair was actually exhibited as a furniture piece at the time. In 1960, Rietveld designed two new versions of the chair for the boardroom of the National Academy of Visual Arts in Amsterdam.
The Berlin chair is made of solid oak and beech panels, which are lacquered in such a way that the natural wood grains remain visible. It can be ordered with a left or right version armrest.
Seat height: 45 cm
Armrest height : 70 cm
|Dimensions||72 x 57 x 100 cm|