Crate Lounge 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 iconic Crate Collection has been relaunched in a Rietveld Originals x HAY collaboration. Rietveld’s ambition to create modern, functional, and affordable furniture for the masses echoes HAY’s core values, making the Crate Collection an ideal fit for HAY.

The collection comprises a lounge chair, dining chair, low table, and side table, all made with respect for the original design, and sharing the same precisely balanced proportions and transparent construction to minimise production costs and optimise the assembly process. Made of solid pine, with a water-based lacquered finish suitable for outdoor use, the collection’s simplicity, and spatial design mirrors the designer’s architectural style – providing functionality and comfort without absorbing space. The water-based coating and different colour options make the furniture suitable for a wealth of outdoor settings, and can be supplemented with optional seat cushions in selected textiles for extra comfort.

Additional Details

  • Knock-down construction that only requires screw assembly.
  • FSC™-certified.
  • Made in solid pinewood with a specially developed surface treatment for outdoor use.

Size Width: 58cm, Depth: 77cm, Height: 64.5cm
Seat Height: 32cm, Seat Depth: 44.5cm

Material Solid pinewood

More Information & Downloads

HAY Crate Lounge Chair Fact SheetHAY Crate Lounge Chair Instruction Manual

Designer 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.