Gerrit Thomas Rietveld Zig Zag chairs Gerard van de Groenekan 1960
Height: 75 cm
Width: 38 cm
Depth: 45 cm
Design iconic chair of all design chairs, this rare and worldwide known Zig Zag chair designed by one of the most important architects and designers Holland has ever known. The zig zag chair was originally designed in 1932 but was produced and made till now. There were several manufacturers, Rietveld, hish cabinet maker Gerard van de Groenekan and now Cassina. Even after Gerrit Rietveld died, Gerard v.d. Groenekan made several chairs. V.d. Groenekan was Rietvelds carpenter and he made most his chairs after the first few.
This is for an important pair of chairs designed by Rietveld, made by Gerard van de Groenekan 1960. These 2 chairs are made of elm wood and solid brass bolds and nuts. The chairs are in amazing condition with only minimal wear due to age and usage. These chairs are still preserving the original and authentic patina because they are in pristine condition.
Provenance: these chairs were purchased by previous owner Dhr Leuven on auction in 1983 where several other pieces by Gerard van de Groenekan were on auction and they were also made in 1960. These chairs have been in his possession until 2010 when we purchased them. No further provenance is known but we have been able to trace back the age of the chairs to 1960 as chairs were brand marked after Rietvelds death in 1964, these examples are unmarked.
Important Literature: Peter Vöge, the complete Rietveld Furniture, page 82/83, number 120.
Gerrit Th. Rietveld 1888-1964 Het volledige werk, Marijke Küper, Ida van Zijl (Utrecht, 1992)
Gerrit Thomas Rietveld
Utrecht 1888 - 1964
Architect, furniture designer