Crate Dining Chair

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Initially designed to make use of surplus wooden shipping crates by Dutch architect and designer Gerrit Rietveld in 1934, the Crate Collection has been relaunched in a Rietveld Originals x HAY collaboration.
Made with respect for the original design, the Crate Dining Chair shares the same precisely balanced proportions and transparent construction to minimise production costs and optimise the assembly process.

Featuring a gently sloping back and supportive armrests, the chair’s simplicity and spatial design mirrors the designer’s architectural style – providing functionality and comfort without absorbing space. Crafted in solid pine, with a water-based lacquered finish in different colour options, the Crate Dining Chair is suitable for a wealth of indoor and outdoor settings, and can be supplemented with optional seat cushions in selected textiles for extra comfort.

Additional Details

  • Made with respect for the original design sharing the same aesthetic strength and precisely balanced proportions.
  • Knock-down construction that only requires screw assembly.
  • Made in solid pinewood with a specially developed surface treatment for outdoor use.
  • FSC™- certified.
  • Suitable for a wide variety of outdoor, private and public environments.

Height: 81cm, Width: 57.5cm, Depth: 64 cm

Material Solid pinewood with special outdoor surface treatment; a primer and two-layer coating.

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Designed by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld.

Gerrit Thomas Rietveld (1888-1964) was one of the greatest Dutch architects and furniture designers of all times. Son of a carpenter, Rietveld was trained by his father as a cabinetmaker before setting up his own shop in 1917. By 1919, he had embarked upon a career in architecture and joined the ’De Stijl’ Movement, which helped define his progressive style.

Rietveld’s avant-garde approach was focused on adapting and adjusting architecture to the ways people lived their lives, constantly seeking harmony between architecture and interior. Significant furniture pieces include the Red and Blue Chair in 1917, and the Zig Zag Chair designed in 1934. Rietveld’s mission to create well-designed and affordable furniture for the masses echoes HAY’s values, resulting in a Rietveld Originals x HAY collaboration with the relaunch of his iconic Crate series from 1934.