Zig-Zag chair designed by Gerrit T. Rietveld for Cassina with structure in polished natural cherrywood, in natural ashwood or ashwood open pored with finish stained blue, red, yellow, white, black with edge in natural ashwood.
Back+Seat+Support+Base: Zig-zag is a chair with four panels that bend in sequence from top to bottom in an elegant dance to create what may at first seem an unstable chair but is in reality as firmly grounded as its design. Thanks to his use of diagonals, Rietveld was the first to introduce this new type of chair to the scene taking advantage of a new shape.
Designed by Rietveld in 1934, this chair sees the normal legs-seatback sequence replaced by a single sheet of wood in an overturned Z shape. It was also one of the first examples of a cantilevered seat. The dovetail joints, visible on the rear between the seat and the back show off the quality of Cassina carpentry.