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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.

This object was purchased from Barry Friedman Ltd. and fund: Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund and catalogued by Cynthia Trope. It is credited Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.

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. joined and painted elm. 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

Don’t miss the world premiere of Gael Towey’s latest short film, Maira Kalman: My Favorite Things. The film profiles renowned visual storyteller Maira Kalman as she curates Maira Kalman...

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

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