Rietveld’s Zig Zag Chair’s Manufacturing by Cassina

Published on July 30, 2015


The Zig Zag-chair is a chair designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1934. It is a minimalistic design without legs, made by 4 flat wooden tiles that are merged in a Z-shape using Dovetail joints. It was designed for Rietveld’s Rietveld Schröder House in Utrecht and is now produced by the Italian manufacturer Cassina.


Chair in polished natural cherrywood, in natural ashwood or ashwood stained blue, red, yellow, white, black with edge in natural ashwood.


Thanks to his use of diagonals, Rietveld was the first to introduce this new type of chair to the scene taking advantage of a new shape. Zig-zag is a chair with four panels that bend in sequence from top to bottom in an elegant dance to create what may at first seem an unstable chair but is in reality as firmly grounded as its design.

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Zig Zag is one of the Master’s most important furniture designs. In addition to the varnished cherry-wood version, the “Zig Zag” chair is now available in ash with either a natural finish or an open pore varnish in blue, red, yellow, black and white for the surfaces and natural ash for the side sections.



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