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Thu 6.11.

‘Press Room Chair’ for UNESCO by Gerrit Rietveld (NL)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 06.11.2014 - Tagged as: , , ,

'Press Room Chair' for UNESCO by Gerrit Rietveld

‘Press Room Chair’ for UNESCO by Gerrit Rietveld

Originally designed in 1958 for the UNESCO building in Paris, architect and designer Gerrit Rietveld’s unique ‘Press Room Chair’ combines comfort with Rietveld’s well-known geometric style.

 

 

'Press Room Chair' for UNESCO by Gerrit Rietveld

‘Press Room Chair’ for UNESCO by Gerrit Rietveld

The Dutch government commissioned Rietveld to design the chair in 1958, however, due to budget limitations, the new chair was never produced. “With its slanted seat and backrest, and its slightly elevated armrests, the chair bears Rietveld’s unique signature style that characterises so many of his designs.” says Rietveld Originals/ Spectrum Meubelen. “Thankfully though, the original design drawings and scale models were preserved, so that the chair could be built exactly as Rietveld had envisioned it.”

 

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