Important Design Session 1 /09 December 2007


Gerrit Rietveld

Zig-Zag chair
G.A. van de Groenekan
The Netherlands, 1932 / 1950
15 w × 17 d × 30½ h in (38 × 43 × 77 cm)

In this example, Rietveld strengthened the seven dove-tail joint with five revealed nut and bolt connections visible in three holes to the seat and two holes to the back rest. This chair was made for J.B. Van Grunsven, an architect employed as head designer for Rietveld from 1950-1959.

provenance: J.B. Van Grunsven | Barry Friedman Ltd., New York | Private collection

literature: The Complete Rietveld Furniture, Voge, ppg. 82-83 The Furniture of Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, Baroni, ppg. 136-137

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $9,600

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