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Rietveld had a son and he designed a chair

Saturday, May 24, 2008

wimrietveldThis chair came with my roommate. It is the object in my home upon which people compliment me the most and every time they do I have to tell them it is not mine. We call it the ‘Rietveld’ even though it is not designed by Gerrit, but by Wim Rietveld (1924-1985). For Dutch design company Gispen he designed furniture for ‘the ordinary interior’. The Nederland Architectuurinstituut (NAI) keeps the historic archive of Gispen.
The chair is named ‘fauteuil 1407’. In 1954, Wim Rietveld received a golden medal for this design at the 10th Trienalle in Milan. On, a designblog of Rotterdam Gallery VIVID, you can find more information on Wim Rietveld and Dutch design.

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