Modernist 20th Century /06 June 2004


Gerrit Rietveld

Gerard van de Groenekan for Metz & Co.
The Netherlands, 1927
hand-bent enameled aluminum, lacquered plywood
15¾ w × 23 d × 23½ h in (40 × 58 × 60 cm)

Beugelstoel is Dutch for Frame Chair, and the chair's construction is a prime example of Rietveld's ability to use a minimum of material to achieve his effect. Comprised of three elements, the seat plane curves at both the front and the back to stabilize the chair's structure.

estimate: $10,000–12,000
result: $11,210

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