UTRECHT ARMCHAIR: DESIGNED BY GERRIT T. RIETVELD
Initially designed in 1935 for the Metz&Co department store for widespread distribution, the Utrecht armchair represents Gerrit T. Rietveld’s decision to adopt a more ‘market-oriented’ approach to comfort and relaxation.
Cassina continues to respond to the growing need to satisfy individual preferences and customised projects by introducing an additional zig-zag stitch, new color options for the thread, and a wide range of contemporary fabrics.
Two new sizes have also been introduced: the Utrecht XL armchair, an anthropometric response to the increasing proportions of today’s generations, and the Baby Utrecht, a 30% smaller version ergonomically adapted for 3 to 8 years olds as a tribute to the numerous projects Rietveld dedicated to children.
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