Gerrit Rietveld was one of The Netherlands’ most important 20th century furniture designers and architects, and a key early member of the country’s De Stijl modernist movement. So what joy that one of his key pieces is now being reissued.
The stunning 1963 Steltman Chair was originally commissioned by Steltman jewelers in The Hague, as seating for betrothed couples perusing wedding rings. In fact only two were made, and the surviving one – now in Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum – was used as the basis for this limited edition.
Rietveld’s symmetrical chairs are each made up of three right-angled elements that seemingly stand on top of or against each other.
Model : STELMAH CHAIR
Designer : GERRIT RIETVELD
Period : 1963
Dimension : 71.1 × 48.3 × 44.5 cm
Material : NATURAL OAK