Besides the Rood Blauwe Stoel (1918), the Zig Zag Stoel might be the most famous design by Gerrit T. Rietveld. He took the idea of the back-feet-less chair of Mart Stam (1926) and formally leans on the phantom-chair by the Heinz and Bodo Rasch brothers (1927). The Zig Zag Stoel is a variation of an ancient topic, still consisting of four single boards: the chair out of one piece of wood. Only four years afterwards, Rietveld was able manufacture the first back-feet-less chair out of one piece of plywood. Still the Zig Zag Stoel is considered a succeeded synthesis of form, function and construction. It has been available with and without armrests, with a backrest with or without gaps and in a children’s wood-chair edition.
The original Zig Zag Stoel was designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1934 and is produced by Cassina as 1:1 model since 1934.
The here offered miniature by Vitra (scale 1:6) consists of lacquered wood.Also in our blog:
Gerrit Rietveld „The revolution of space“ at the Vitra Design Museum