Gerrit Rietveld came up with the design for the Utrecht armchair in 1935 while working for the Metz & Co. department store in Amsterdam, where his brief was to make a chair for serial production. Taking market needs into account, while privileging a comfortable and relaxing experience, led to the elements of the chair being treated as separate units. As a consequence, the chair became an icon of both the Neoplastic movement (aka De Stijl), and of Rietveld’s experimental vision. In 2015, the original version of the chair, without the feet, was made available alongside the one with, as part of the Mutazioni collection, and was relaunched with its dimensions adjusted to take account of changes in people’s height over the previous 80 years. The chair is also available in the Gerrit fabric, with blanket stich?? or zig-zag top-stitching, in both cases in five colors.
Expert Design and Furnishing Help For Cassina
Our team of professionals at the Home Resource can help you delve through all the options and possibilities of furnishing with Cassina including:
- Selecting the right pieces for your home or business
- Choosing your custom coverings
- Furniture installed properly and hassel-free any location
There is no charge for furnishing consultations when you purchase any Cassina piece with Home Resource.
Since it was established in 1927, Cassina has worked side by side with the world’s best designers, becoming a pioneer in European design. In 1964, Cassina took over production of the licensed works of Le Corbusier and his collaborators. It continues to hold the exclusive worldwide license from the Le Corbusier Foundation.