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Zig Zag Chair

Gerrit Thomas Rietveld
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Designed by Gerrit Rietveld, this chair provided an early example of a cantilevered seat, and is composed of four wood boards articulated end-to-end to form an extremely eye-catching example of an unstable structure. Eschewing the traditional legs-seat-back sequence, Rietveld created a ribbon of wood forming a Z-shape. The crafts mastery of Cassina’s carpenters is seen in the execution of the dove-tail joints, which add to the beauty of the piece. The aesthetic uniqueness of this piece can be seen particularly well in the coloured version, its open-pore finish highlighting the veins of the wood on the front and sides. This finish reflects a number of variations on the theme made by Rietveld, designed to highlight the relationship between the vertical, oblique and horizontal lines.

· Structure
Slats with massive American cherry tree or ash wood.
Finishing half-matt, transparent lacquer. Dyed-ash also available in blue, red, yellow, white, black. Foot-slide in plastic material.

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x 1 Yellow

x 1 Black

Ex-showroom special 
(displayed in Auckland showroom)
Was: $4,836.00 incl GST
Now: $4,110.00 incl GST
Sold as is. 
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Gerrit Thomas Rietveld

Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, born in Utrecht on 24 June 1888, seems possessed of two personalities, each so distinct that one might take his work to be that of more than one artist.

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Established in 1927 by Cesare and Umberto Cassina in Meda, Italy, Cassina launched industrial design in Italy in the 1950s, based on a totally innovative approach that marked the transition from artisan production to mass production. 

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