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Gerrit Rietveld's Steltman chair reissued

The Steltman chair by twentieth century Dutch architect and designer Gerrit Rietveld has been reissued by furniture brand Rietveld Originals to mark the iconic design's fiftieth anniversary.

Rietveld Originals produced 100 limited editions of the chair, first designed in 1963 as a symmetrical pair for the Steltman jewellery house in The Hague.

Reissued Steltman chair
Reissued Steltman chair (also main image)

Released at the end of last year, the chair was reproduced using the original drawings and one of the two original chairs, currently on display at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum.

The design is broken up into three simple shapes that appear to rest up against and on top of each other. These sections are all upholstered in leather, the original material used to cover the chair.

Original chairs in the Steltman jewellery store
Original chairs in the Steltman jewellery store

Fifty dark grey chairs have the single arm on the right and the fifty white models are a mirror image.

Gerrit Rietveld was a principle member of the De Stijl modernist movement in the Netherlands during the early twentieth century.