Wim Rietveld 'Pyramid' Chairs

Wim Rietveld excelled at creating simple industrial objects that were both elegant and refined.

Maker
Ahrend de Cirkel | Holland
Designer
Wim Reitvelt | Holland
Date
1956
Size
W 49cm, D 48cm, H 73cm


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Description

A lack of machinery and materials after WWII encouraged designers to create objects that were stripped back to their purest form.

The Pyramid Chair is a design reduced to its most simple form. What remains is a brief outline of a chair, with two sharp, crossed steel beams supporting the base and backrest. The timeless combination of ply against steel leaves us with an organic, minimal chair to suit any modern environment.

It is highly influenced by the work of French designer Jean Prouve and by Wim's father, the famous pioneering architect and designer Gerrit Rietveld.

NOTE: Price is per chair

Condition

Materials: Beautifully crafted from beech plywood and powdercoated steel

Wood Finish: Good vintage condition, some professional repairs to the plywood seat and a light aging which adds character

Metal Finish: Aged with loads of character

Note: One plastic foot is missing from one chair

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