6 Rietveld Press Room Chairs

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6 Rietveld Press Room Chairs


This is a 6 year old chair, used as an informal seat in a conference room. Very little sitting. Have 6 on offer. Price per piece is 2400 euros The Press Room Chair was designed in 1958 by Gerrit Rietveld for the UNESCO building in Paris. Rietveld designed the armchair as a comfortable lounge chair at the reading table for journalists in the press room. However, due to the tight budget and limited time, the design was not carried out and Rietveld was forced to replace it with furniture he had made earlier that year for the World Exhibition in Brussels. Fortunately, the original designs, drawings and models have been preserved. 56 years after the first concept, Rietveld Originals presented the first edition of the Press Room Chair. Rietveld's handwriting is clearly recognizable in the clear lines of the Press Room Chair. The angle in which the seat and back are placed, in combination with the high-looking armrests, was also used by Rietveld in his famous Red-Blue chair. The armchair can be upholstered in different fabrics and leathers. The special finish with the double stitched seams accentuates the sleek, clear division of the armchair. For the armrests you can choose from oak, natural or black stained, or American walnut. The swivel base is available in matt black or stainless steel and is equipped with a return mechanism, so that the Press Room Chair always turns back to its original position. To protect the floor, the swivel base is fitted with saddle leather foot straps in medium brown, dark brown or black. Although the armchair is the perfect place for relaxation, Rietveld believed that a chair was not necessarily intended for rest. On the underside of every Press Room Chair is therefore a poem by the German poet Morgenstern, in which this idea is perfectly expressed.

Brand / designer:Gerrit Rietveld

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Textile, Wood

Dutch Design, Vintage, Design

67 cm
78 cm
78 cm


In good condition with light traces of use appropriate to the age of the item

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