Galerie Van den Bruinhorst
The stand is themed 'Dutch Modernism' represented by the important members of 'De Stijl': painter Bart van der Leck and architect Gerrit Th. Rietveld and functionalists W.H. Gispen and Sybold van Ravesteyn. The zigzag chair is one of Gerrit Rietveld's most iconic and well-known furniture designs. What makes this one special is that it is a chair from the first generation. Even before the model was for sale to everyone (in the interior department of a home furnishing store), this chair was commissioned by the architect himself for the interior of a villa he designed in The Hague. In addition, the chair had a special function in this interior, it was the seat of performing musicians when giving house concerts on a stage in the living room (by the owner of the house who was a concert pianist). As such, the chair was photographed as an interior object by avant-garde photographer Eva Besnyö. A historical and museum object in every sense and, as far as zigzag chairs are concerned, the absolute best.