Gerrit Rietveld - Tube chair frame chair - Hopmi

Description
Gerrit Rietveld - Tube chair frame chair - Hopmi
Netherlands - 2013 - Wood, chromed iron

1x new repro Rietveld Hopmi chair.

In original packaging and box.

No. 211 of 250 (2013/2)

The corresponding bookwork is also present.

The box is only opened to check the content, but the chair has never been assembled.

On the initiative of architect Victor Veldhuijzen van Zanten and with permission of the heirs of Gerrit Rietveld, the HOPMI chair by Rietveld will be reproduced.

Rietveld designed the chair in 1932. The few copies were deemed lost, until the hair of professor Lanjouw delivered a bag with steel tubes, screws and plywood parts at the Central Museum in Utrecht. The loose parts were identified as parts of the disappeared HOPMI chair.

Despite the fact that originally only two copies of the chair were made, the HOPMI chair perfectly expresses Rietveld's ideal of the industrial production in a clear manner. The chair consists of six steel tubes that are connected by means of special 'torpedo nuts'. The radical simplicity and the patented nuts give the chair a powerful and constructivistic look.

Dimensions:
Total height: 87 cm
Armrest height: 75 cm
Width: 46.5 cm
Depth: 46.5 cm

Material: chromed steel and plywood.

The demountable character of the HOPMI chair makes it easy to produce and transport the chair. In demounted condition, the chair fits in a box of 50 x 55 x 8 cm.

The chair is exactly constructed as in the original drawings from the archive of the Central Museum.

The item will be neatly packaged and shipped with GLS within Europe.
Of course it is equipped with a Track & Trace code.

Lot details
Object
Tube chair frame chair
Material
chromed iron, Wood
Designer/ Artist
Gerrit Rietveld
Model/ Name
Hopmi
Style
Industrial
Estimated Period
2013
Country of Origin
Netherlands
Condition
As new - unused
Dimensions
52×58×10 cm
Weight
11,5 kg
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