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The Crate folding seat cushion from the Crate collection by designer Gerrit Rietveld completes your lounge chair and adds extra softness.
The Crate folding cushion features an anti-slip bottom to keep them securely in place. All models are crafted in Teflon®-coated fabric for a water-repellent finish, as well as having a high UV resistance, meaning it is fade-resistant with good colour fastness properties. The cushions are available in several colour options and can be used all year round.
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 Lounge Chair shares the same precisely balanced proportions and transparent construction to minimise production costs and optemise the assembly process.
Featuring low proportions with a gently sloping back and seat with 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 Lounge 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.
Dimensions: W49 D103 H4 cm.
Also part of the Crate collection: Crate dining chair, Crate low table, Crate side table and seat cushions.
About the designer:
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.
Article number: AD124-B297-AH68