Text by Marijke Kuper. Film by Lex Reitsma.
Rietveld's Chair investigates the genesis and reception of this modern classic. Art historian Marijke Kuper presents new facts and visual materials plus an overview of all known prewar examples of the chair. In the accompanying DVD documentary by Lex Reitsma, the furniture restorer Jurjen Creman reconstructs the prototype version, and Erik A. de Jong explains how his grandparents, Piet Elling and Diek Elling-Nijland, used their Rietveld furniture.