Gerrit Rietveld Hopmi Chair

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Gerrit Rietveld Hopmi Chair

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HOPMI chair by Gerrit Rietveld, limited edition, official reproduction. The 'Rietveld HOPMI chair' was designed in 1932 by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld. Originally, only 2 copies of this design were made, which were believed to have been lost for years. Until in 2008 the heir of Professor Lanjouw delivered a bag with steel pipes, screws and pieces of plywood to the Centraal Museum in Utrecht. The loose pieces were identified in the museum as parts of the missing HOPMI chair. This design by Rietveld forms an important link in Rietveld's tubular steel furniture. The special feature of the chair is that the user could assemble the individual tubes into a chair using torpedo nuts. The torpedo nut, which has a right-hand and left-hand screw thread, was a patent of the Hollandsche Patent Metaal Industrie (HOPMI) from Utrecht, hence the name. 2 plywood planks, the seat and backrest, make the chair complete. At the initiative of architect Victor Veldhuijzen van Zanten, there will be a one-off in 2013! Exactly after the original drawings in the archives of the Centraal Museum, 400 copies produced under license from the Rietveld heirs. 150 x series 1 and 250 x series 2. This is number 145/150 of the series 1. English: HOPMI chair by Gerrit Rietveld, limited edition, official reproduction. The 'Rietveld HOPMI chair' was designed in 1932 by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld. Originally only 2 copies of this design have been made and it was believed both had been lost. Until in 2008 the heir of Professor Lanjouw delivered a bag with steel pipes, screws and pieces of plywood to the Centraal Museum in Utrecht. The museum identified the loose pieces as parts of the missing HOPMI chair. This design by Rietveld forms an important link in Rietveld's tubular steel furniture. The special feature of the chair is the ability for its user to construct the loose sections tube in to a chair themselves by the use of special torpedo nuts. The torpedo nut, which has a right-hand and left-hand screw thread, was a patent of the Hollandsche Patent Metaal Industrie (HOPMI) from Utrecht, hence the name. 2 plywood planks, the seat and backrest, make the chair complete. At the initiative of architect Victor Veldhuijzen van Zanten, a limited edition of only 400 copies were produced, exactly according to the original drawings in the archives of the Centraal Museum and under license from the Rietveld heirs. 150 x series 1 and 250 x series 2. This is number 145/150 of the series 1. Designer: Gerrit Rietveld Place of Origin: The Netherlands Period: 1932 Material: steel, wood Measurements: Height: 86 cm Width: 47 cm Depth: 47 cm Condition: Excellent, documentation and toolset included.

Brand / designer:Gerrit Rietveld

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Material
Wood

Style
Modern

Number of items
1 pcs
Width
47 cm
Height
86 cm
Length
47 cm

ConditionVery good

In very good condition with minimal traces of use

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