Rob Parry

Dutch architect

Dutch architect Rob Parry was born in 1925 and produced the majority of his functional design from 1945 - 1960. He studied under and worked for Gerrit Rietveld, whose influence can be seen in the bold lines and sculptural quality of Parry's works. Parry also taught architectural design for thirty years at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. Parry's oeuvre is largely unknown to the public since most of his designs were never manufactured and existed as concept models only.

Like his contemporaries, Charles & Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen and Alvar Aalto, Parry experimented with modern forms and technology. The drafting stool features a tilting, telescoping seat surging from an inverted cone base. Set upon four asymmetrical splayed feet, Parry's drafting stool feels distinctly mid-century in spirit and form.