Press room chair

€3.606

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The Press Room Chair was designed in 1958 by Gerrit Rietveld for the UNESCO building in Paris. Read more

The Press Room Chair was designed in 1958 by Gerrit Rietveld for the UNESCO building in Paris. Read more

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Press room chair

The Press Room Chair was designed in 1958 by Gerrit Rietveld for the UNESCO building in Paris. Rietveld designed the armchair as a comfortable lounge chair for journalists at the reading table in the pressroom. However, due to the tight budget and limited time, the design was not carried out and Rietveld was forced to replace it with furniture he had made for the Brussels World Exhibition earlier that year. Fortunately, the original designs, drawings and models have been preserved, which meant that the Press Room Chair was made available in 2014.

Rietveld’s signature is clearly recognisable in the clear lines of the Press Room Chair. Rietveld also used the angle in which the seat and backrest are placed, in combination with the high-looking armrests, in his famous Red-Blue chair.

Although the armchair is the perfect place to relax, Rietveld felt that a chair was not necessarily meant to rest in. To emphasize this, there is a poem by the German poet Morgenstern on the underside of each Press Room Chair, in which this idea is perfectly expressed.

Material +

Armrests: American walnut, Oak natural, Oak black stained Swivel base: Black Powdercoat, Stainless steel Foot straps: Dark brown leather, Mid brown leather, Black leather

Dimensions +

Total width of product: 67 cm

Total depth of product: 78 cm

Total height of product: 78 cm

Seat width: 49 cm

Seat depth: 49 cm

Seat height: 42 cm

Production process +

The armchair can be upholstered in different fabrics and leathers. The special finish with double stitching accentuates the sleek, clear division of the armchair. For the armrests you can choose from oak, natural or black stained, or American walnut. The swivel base is available in matt black or stainless steel and is equipped with a return mechanism, so that the Press Room Chair always rotates back to its original position. To protect the floor, the swivel base is equipped with saddle leather foot straps in medium brown, dark brown or black.

Specifications +

Warranty: 2 years

Seat height adjustable: No

SKU: 12345678

Barcode: 012345678900

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