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Rare, sculptural "Seven" Chair, Mart Van Schijndel 1982

The Seven chair is Mart van Schijndel's reinterpretation of Gerrit Rietveld's Zigzag chair.

In Rietveld's revolutionary design a two dimensional plane is "folded" to create a three dimensional object: a chair without legs. Look at it from the side and the silhouette is indeed a zigzag; a line that follows the X and the Y axis. The chair does not actually change directions in a 3D space. That is the challenge Mart van Schijndel put himself to when he designed the Seven chair: Adding the Z axis. In that sense the Seven chair can be seen as a unique conceptual breakthrough and a worthy homage to the old master Rietveld.

Only very few Seven Chairs were made and even less survived. It is a conceptual chair, which is quite fragile and should be treatd as a sculpture, rather than a seat.

  • Designer

    Mart van Schijndel
  • Manufacturer

    Mart van Schijndel
  • Year of design

  • Country

    The Netherlands
  • Materials

    Painted wood
  • Dimensions

  • Condition

    Good with user marks
  • Price

    Sold: South Korea

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