Rietveld Military stool
In the year that De Stijl celebrates its centenary (2017), Rietveld Originals and Lensvelt start a special collaboration: Lensvelt becomes exclusive distributor of Gerrit Rietveld’s Military Furniture series for the business market. The famous art movement De Stijl was founded in 1917 by Theo van Doesburg, Piet Mondrian and Bart van der Leck. Furniture maker and architect Gerrit Rietveld soon joined. Rietveld made the ideals of De Stijl spatially visible. In 1923 he coloured his armchair red and blue. Not much later he built the famous Rietveld Schröder House and designed a series of Military furniture for the Catholic Military Home in Utrecht. For this he made the first use of bolts and nuts for wooden joints instead of wooden dowels. The Military Stool is sturdy, robust and is characterized by the
use of sleepers and contrast colours.
39 x 45 x 44 cm (wxhxd).
Design: Gerrit Rietveld