The youngest son of architect and designer Gerrit Rietveld, Wim Rietveld (1924-1985) is considered to be one of the pioneers of Dutch Industrial design.
“The product needs an overall improvement. That means considering form, function, colour and price.” -Wim Rietveld.
Wim Rietveld took over as designer for company Gispen in 1949 and mainly designed office furniture and lighting. He introduced ‘furniture for simple interiors’ in line with the thoughts of “Goed Wonen” (Good Living), a foundation set up to promote well-designed domestic goods.
Arielle Daybed by Wim Rietveld for Auping with Black Frame and new Instyle Boucle Upholstery, 1956, The Netherlands
Arielle Daybed by Wim Rietveld for Auping with White Frame and Grey Upholstery, 1956, The Netherlands
Recent Table by Wim Rietveld for Ahrend de Cirkel with Grey Steel Base, 1960s, The Netherlands