Design Agenda: The Collection of Michael Maharam

Design Agenda: The Collection of Michael Maharam

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Gerrit Rietveld

"Zig-Zag" Chair

Auction Closed

October 15, 05:11 PM GMT


15,000 - 20,000 USD

Lot Details


Gerrit Rietveld

 "Zig-Zag" Chair

designed and executed circa 1934-1938

executed by Gerard van de Groenekan or Metz & Co., The Netherlands

painted wood

later branded H.G.M./G.A. v.d. GROENEKAN/DE BILT NEDERLAND

29 x 14 x 15⅝ in. (73.6 x 35.5 x 39.6 cm)

Collection of Alexander von Vegesack
Phillips New York, Masterworks from the Collection of Alexander von Vegesack, December 8, 2005, lot 56
Clement Meadmore, The Modern Chair: Classics in Production, New York, 1975, pp. 76-79
Daniele Baroni, The Furniture of Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, New York, 1977, p. 136, no. 25
Gerrit Rietveld: A Centenary  Exhibition, Craftsman and Visionary, exh. cat., Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, 1988, p. 51
Martin Eidelberg, ed., Design 1935-1965: What Modern Was, Montreal, 1991, p. 316
Marijke Küper and Ida van Zijl, Gerrit Th. Rietveld, Utrecht, 1992, pp. 147, 179, 202 and 246
Peter Vöge, The Complete Rietveld Furniture, Rotterdam, 1993, p. 83, pl. 120, pp. 109 and 149
Galerie Ulrich Friedler, Modern Equipment, Cologne, 2004, p. 45
Ida van Zijl, Gerrit Rietveld, London, 2010, pp. 103, 132, 139 and 143
Marijke Kuper and Lex Reitsma, De stoel van Rietveld, Rotterdam, 2012, n.p. 

Sotheby’s would like to thank Rob Driessen and Jurjen Creman for their assistance with the cataloguing of this lot.