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Zig-Zag Chair, ca. 1934

This is a chair. It was designed by Gerrit Rietveld. It is dated ca. 1934 and we acquired it in 1994. Its medium is joined and painted elm. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

It is credited Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.

Our curators have highlighted 13 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 73.8 x 36.8 x 42.5 cm (29 1/16 x 14 7/16 x 16 3/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Zig-Zag Chair, ca. 1934; Designed by Gerrit Rietveld (Dutch, 1888–1964); Netherlands; joined and painted elm; H x W x D: 73.8 x 36.8 x 42.5 cm (29 1/16 x 14 7/16 x 16 3/4 in.); Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund; 1994-60-1

We have 1 video that features Zig-Zag Chair, ca. 1934.

Maira Kalman: My Favorite Things, a film by Gael Towey

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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Maira Kalman Selects.

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