The architecture and design lovers know Gerrit Rietveld, author of the Red and Blue Chair and the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam. His son, Wim, is less famous but is nevertheless the author of some memorable pieces of furniture, such as the Result chair (designed in association with Friso Kramer) and the Pyramid table.
The Result Chair features a thin steel-sheet base with an oak seat and backrest, retaining maximum flexibility, lightness and strength. Originally created by Friso Kramer and Wim Rietveld while working at Ahrend in the 1950s, the cutout steel collection has been relaunched by HAY together with Ahrend.
The Result Chair is available in a variety of wood finishes and base colours, as well as a variant with upholstered seat and a fully upholstered version offered in a wide range of textiles and leather options. All variants can be coordinated with the Pyramid Table, making it a versatile seating set-up for use in many public and private contexts.
Chair without armrest L45.5 x D48.5 x H81 cm – seat height 46 cm
Chair with armrests L55 x D48.5 x H81 cm – seat height 46 cm
Materials metal structure, molded plywood seat and backrest
Result without armrest
Result with armrests
Oak lacquered / Tomato Red
Oak lacquered / Beige
Oak lacquered / Black
Smoked oak / Tomato Red
Smoked oak / Beige
Smoked oak / Black
Beige / Beige
Dark brick / Black
Black / Black
Dark Blue / Black
Forest Green / Black
Dutch-born Wim Rietveld (1924-1985) was an industrial furniture designer. He studied Industrial Design at The Hague Academy in 1950, before becoming head of design at Gispen in 1953. In 1958, he started working at De Cirkel, a manufacturer of steel furniture that had merged with the Ahrend group in 1939. Here he met Friso Kramer, and together they developed a number of iconic design collaborations, including the Result Chair in 1958. Rietveld also designed the Pyramid Tables and Chairs for Ahrend.
Rietveld was known for his functionalist chairs, tables and storage systems, but he also designed agricultural machinery, boats and trains.
Alongside his design work, Wim Rietveld also lectured at the Royal Academy and the Technical University in Delft.