Chair (object)

Cassina S.p.A.

280 Zig-Zag chair (1934), Gerrit Rietveld

Gerrit Thomas Rietveld (1888–1964) was a Dutch architect, furniture designer and one of the principal members of the artistic movement De Stijl. His Rietveld-Schröder House is a Unesco World Heritage site.

Designed in 1934 for the Rietveld-Schröder House, the minimalistic Zig-Zag chair is the chair of all iconic chairs. It is probably one of the most known design chairs ever. There were several manufacturers, Rietveld, his cabinet maker Gerard v.d. Groenekan and in 1973 Cassina reissued the Zig-Zag, where it still is in production today.

A lot of famous designers drew inspiration from the Zig-Zag:

(Frank Gehry’s Wiggle Chair)

(Verner Panton’s Panton Chair)

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