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Cassina Releases Limited-Edition Rietveld

Cassina’s limited-edition version of Gerrit T. Rietveld’s Beugel chair features a tribute motif designed by Dutch illustrator Joost Swarte.



BY INDESIGNLIVE.SG

8 February, 2019


The motif designed by Joost Swarte for Cassina‘s special release of the Beugel chair is a tribute to Gerrit T. Rietveld’s carpentry know-how. 

Explains Swarte, “It was the love for connections and constructions that made Rietveld’s works so outstanding. I paid homage to this with a motif based on the Cartesian knot: a simple connection of three wooden sticks, elegant and ever-lasting.”

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“It was the love for connections and constructions that made Rietveld’s works so outstanding.”

Joost Swarte

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The special edition of the chair was released in festive pearl white for the recent Christmas season. The blue and mustard versions were presented at IMM Cologne in January. Cassina has produced 200 pieces per colour for a total of 600 limited-edition chairs.

cassina rietveld beugel

Beugel was designed in 1927 and was one of the first chairs to have such a thin (18-millimetre-diameter) tubular metal frame.

Thanks to Cassina’s Research and Development Centre, the Beugel chair now boasts an even slimmer 15-millimetre-diameter tubular frame and a more ergonomic form. The use of 3D technology in the production of the chair’s shell means that the seat/backrest more comfortably follows the natural shape of the body.

In Singapore, Cassina is available from Space Furniture.


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