Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Chair #266

—Designed by Gerrit Rietveld for Metz

Gerrit Rietveld is the same designer who created the Zig Zag chair (March 9, chair # 68 of this blog). Some of his chairs don't look comfortable, but this one actually does. In 1930 Rietveld created his famous cupola on the roof of the Metz-building and created a furniture collections still to be found in museums over the world and in the present collection of the company. In that period Metz became famous for its designs by Gerrit Rietveld, Bart van der Leck, Sonia Delauny and Alvar Aalto.

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