1957, Wim Rietveld/André Cordemeyer, Three Chairs, 416 Version by Gispen Holland


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Absolute museum-pieces!

This are the one and only chairs, original in red, introduced on the exhibition in Brussels, 1958. We bought this chair from the family Cordemeyer. This are one of the first chairs ever produced!

The shell is in fiberglass. Damage, but repaired. Furthermore traces of wear and some loss of paint/coating on the frame. This first Dutch polyester armchair was made of on piece of moulded polyester, a new technique for the Dutch furniture making market. This experimental chair was a success and the start of something beautiful. The seat is supported by a tubular solid metal frame with rubber shock mounts.

The chairs are used after the exhibition in the house of family Cordemeyer in white. There are some repairs, made by André Cordemeyer himself what makes the chairs even more unique for museums. Also one chair, used in the same exhibition in 1958 in Brussels, where the atomium was introduced and exposed, in original red available.

Painted in white, all shells show some traces of wear, like some spots, scratches and some loss of paint, while also some have white paint drops (#29) and craquelé spots in the seat corners and on the sides (see picture #12). Frames have traces of wear, like loss of paint, some rusty spots. Two shells are not attached to their bases, but screws are available

Weight 9 kg each.

More pieces available, in original red color, which was painted white, or painted in white

The price is per piece 

    • WEAR
      Wear consistent with age and use.
      H 28.75 in. x W 25.2 in. x D 28.75 in.H 73 cm x W 64 cm x D 73 cm
      13 in. (33 cm)


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