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Gerrit Thomas Rietveld
'ZIG-ZAG' CHAIR
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LOT SOLD. 18,750 GBP
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Gerrit Thomas Rietveld
'ZIG-ZAG' CHAIR
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Gerrit Thomas Rietveld
'ZIG-ZAG' CHAIR
pine and brass
76 by 38 by 44 cm.   29 7/8  by 15 by 17 1/4  in.
designed 1934, executed 1950
executed by Gerard van de Groenekan, Utrecht
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Provenance

Ir. J.B. van Grunsven B.N.A
Thence by descent

Literature

Daniele Baroni, Ursprung des modernen Möbels - das Werk Rietvelds, Milan 1977, pp. 130, fig. 50, 134 for technical drawings, pp. 135 and 153
Marijke, Ida van Zijl, Gerrit Th. Rietveld 1888-1964: Het volledige werk, 1992, pp. 147 and 179
Exh. Cat., Weil am Rhein, Vitra Design Museum, 100 Masterpieces from the Vitra Design Museum, 1996, pp. 112-113, no. 43
Charlotte and Peter Fiell, Eds., Design of the 20th Century, Cologne, 1999, p. 607
Jan van Adrichem and Ingeborg de Roode, The Furniture Collection, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam: 1850-2000 / From Michael Thonet to Marcel Wanders, Amsterdam, 2004, pp. 309-313, no. 484-489 for various related examples
Exh. Cat., London, Victoria and Albert Museum, Modernism: Designing A New World: 1914-1939, April - July 2006, p. 245, no. 165

Catalogue Note

Mr. van Grunsven was employed as Head Designer by Gerrit Rietveld from 1950 to 1959. On leaving Rietveld, he established his own practise as an architect. The present lot was part of a dining suite executed by Rietveld's master cabinetmaker Gerard van de Groenekan in 1950 for the van Grunsven family. Mr. van Grunsven sold the dining suite (Sothebys Amsterdam, 2 March, 1987, lots 276-280), however he retained the present lot as a reminder of his time spent with one of the most important designers of the 20th century.

Bauhaus_Defining a Century

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