Monday, October 09, 2006

Miniature Rietveld Chair

Javier Olguin, a design student at Valparaiso(Chile?) sent me this photo of his beautifully made miniature R&B chair: " this week I start with fabricacion...scale model first (1:2) to make experimentation with material."

It really helps to see the chair in 3-dimensions before constructing it. Javier has the right idea.

Complete plans for the Rietveld Red and Blue chair are impossible to find on the internet.
To get the plans for this and other Rietveld furniture, it's best to buy the book "How to Construct Rietveld Furniture" published in English and Dutch by Thoth publishers of Bussum, Holland. I found it at Borders Books here in the US.
The plans may only be used to construct the chair for personal use. Since 1971 the Italian firm Cassina owns the commercial rights to reproduce Rietveld furniture.


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