|Project by irtamos||posted 02-23-2013 04:07 PM||2766 views||11 times favorited||7 comments|
The asymmetrical Steltman chair (1963), designed for the Steltman jewellery house in The Hague, has the open composition of horizontals and verticals so characteristic of Gerrit Rietveld. These chairs are made according to his last drawing and exact measurements. It is made of ash. This very solidly constructed chair is available in the left and right version.
Rietveld began and ended his career as an architect with the same kind of a commission, namely renovating a jewelry shop. The chairs for the jeweler Steltman were mirror images of each other. The asymmetric form does not close off the space but has the open structure that Rietveld was already trying to use in all of his furniture pieces in the years 1918 to 1924.
-- irtamos, Belgium