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Zig-Zag chair

<i>Zig-Zag</i> chair

Dutch, 1888−1964

Zig-Zag chair

Manufactured by Cassina S.p.A., Milan

Elm, glued and bolted, 1978

74 x 37 x 43 cm

Gift of the manufacturer

Accession number:

B78.0967

Arts/Design and Architecture

When Rietveld designed the Zig-Zag chair, he broke with conventional chair typologies. The Zig-Zag chair is made of four planes of elm wood, which are intricately dovetailed, then glued and bolted together. With its horizontal seat supported on a diagonal rather than vertical plane, the chair expresses the cantilever principle in a most direct and articulate way.

Exhibitions:

The Design and Architecture Collection, Selected Works, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 25/07/2010 - 31/12/2010