Wim Rietveld polyster chair No. 416 Gispen 1957
Height: 74 cm
Width: 71 cm
Depth: 74 cm
A grey polyester lounge chair model No. 416 designed by Wim Rietveld (son of Gerrit Thomas Rietveld) and Andre Cordemeyer for Gispen, Culemborg 1957. This first Dutch polyester armchair was made of on piece of moulded polyester, a new technique for the Dutch furniture making market. This experimental chair was a success and the start of something beautiful. The seat is supported by a tubular solid metal frame with rubber shockmounts. This chair has an amazing dark grey color with visible fibers and is in very nice authentic condition.
Important literature: Barbara Laan and André Koch, collectie Gispen, meubels, lampen en archivalia in het NAi, 1916-1980, Rotterdam, 1996, page 51.
Wim Rietveld industrieel ontwerper, Ed van Hinte, 010 Publishers Rotterdam 1996