Zig-Zag Chair designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1934 and reproduced using 45,910 year-old swamp Kauri wood in 2015

Zig-Zag Chair designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1934 and reproduced using 45,910 year-old swamp Kauri wood in 2015

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Although this chair by Simon Starling was made in 2015, it can also be seen as the oldest chair in Centraal Museum’s collection. It is made of almost 50,000-year-old wood from a swamp in New Zealand, where pre-Ice Age wood has been preserved underground. Starling likes to play with time. By combining ancient wood with a more than 85-year-old chair, the artist fuses together different layers of time.  [text]

This object is now not on display in the museum

Title

Zig-Zag Chair designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1934 and reproduced using 45,910 year-old swamp Kauri wood in 2015

Artist

Simon Starling (ontwerper) (Epsom (Surrey, Engeland) 1967)

Dating

2015 (geïnspireerd op het oorspronkelijke oorspronkelijk ontwerp door Gerrit Rietveld.)

Material and technique

Kauri moerashout

Object number

34247

Object type

meubilair, stoel

Acquisition

aankoop met steun van New Carlsberg Foundation 2018

Dimensions

hoogte 73.2 cm

breedte 36.2 cm

diepte 46 cm

Exhibitions

  • Stoel neemt stelling, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, 2023 - 2024

Persistent url

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https://hdl.handle.net/21.12130/collect.E7C2F478-B5D3-48C2-A45A-617E0A540743

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