When Dutch furniture design brands Spectrum and Rietveld Originals joined forces this summer, they announced they would introduce a number of original designs by Dutch designer Gerrit Rietveld.
The first one of these products is the Press Room Chair, which Rietveld designed specifically for the Unesco building in Paris, France.
The design was commissioned by the Dutch government and stems from 1958. Rietveld cooperated with well-known architects of his time, such as Marcel Breuer, Charles Le Corbusier, Pier Luigi Nervi and Walter Gropius.
The design language of the Press Room Chair is typical for Rietveld, with its sloping seat and back and slightly higher armrests that he applied in more of his designs.
Because of lack of budget, the chair was never produced. Luckily, the original design and mock-up had been preserved, so the chair could now be produced exactly according to Rietveld’s imagination.