Discovery of an unknown
Gerrit Rietveld prototype

Part of my privat collection.

Unknown prototype by Gerrit Rietveld

At the end of 2022 I discovered this rattan dining room chair.

When I bought it, it was already clear to me that it was a special model. I recognized some details of the 'Armchair', known from the collection of the Centraal Museum Utrecht and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. But this model was too small for an armchair and lacked the armrests.

Only when I came home and was able to look at the measures from the book 'Gerrit Th Rietveld, the complete work' was it certain, this is one of the prototypes that G. Rietveld drew for the company Metz & Co in the 1950s.

The chair is in original unrestored condition and is currently in my private collection.