Rietveld Military chair
On the 100th anniversary of De Stijl Rietveld Original and Lensvelt embarked on a unique collaboration: Lensvelt became the exclusive distributor of the Military Series by Gerrit Rietveld for the corporate market. De Stijl was formed by Theo van Doesburg, Piet Mondriaan and Bart van der Leck in 1917.
In 1923 he painted his iconic armchair in the primary colours red and blue and soon thereafter he built his famous Schroder house.
In the same period Rietveld designed a series of furniture pieces for the Catholic Military Home (Katholiek Militair Tehuis) in Utrecht, using bolts and nuts to connect wooden elements rather than the traditional wooden dowel pins. Robust, strong and notable due to the use of cross beams and contrasting colours.
Chair height: 90 cm.
Chair width: 39 cm.
Seat height: 45 cm.
Seat depth: 44 cm.
Design: Gerrit Rietveld