The Italian luxury furniture house Cassina has designed a geometric armchair that pays homage to the iconic Dutch architect of the early twentieth century, Gerrit Rietveld.
The new Utrecht armchair was originally made by Gerrit Rietveld back in 1935, who designed it specifically for the department store Metz & Co. Almost 100 years later, Cassina celebrates this historic design with a contemporary, reconceptualized version. The new Utrecht armchair is made for large-scale distribution and can be easily assembled. It comes disassembled in four puzzle-like parts - a seat, back, and two armrests. The configuration of this design lends a very geometric and angular aesthetic.
The design speaks to the Dutch art movement of neoplasticism - otherwise known as De Stijl - which favors bright colors and austere geometric shapes.
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