Wim Rietveld

Wim Rietveld was a famous Dutch industrial furniture designer. Before becoming head of design at Gispen in 1953, he studied at The Hague Academy in 1950. Rietveld was brilliant at balancing functionality and aesthetics and devising simple production techniques. An object was in his eyes successful if it was in good shape, solid, practical and cheap. He always worked closely with the Ahrend group. Together with Friso Kramer he developed a number of iconic design collaborations, Such as the Result Chair. Together with Ahrend, HAY reproduced this Result Chair and the Pyramid Table series.