Gerrit T. Rietveld designed the Utrecht Armchair in 1935 while working for the Metz & Co. department store in Amsterdam. His brief was to make a chair for serial production. Taking market needs into account and privileging a comfortable experience, Rietveld decided to treat the elements of the chair as separate units. As a consequence, the chair became an icon of both the Neo-Plastic movement and of Rietveld’s experimental vision.
With the Utrecht XL Armchair, Cassina offers a new reinterpretation of the iconic model, an anthropometric response to the increasing sizes of modern generations.
- Frame seat and backrest in steel rod with elastic bands
- Poplar wood armrests
- Black plastic feet
- Polyurethane foam and polyester padding
- Fabric or leather upholstery; not removable
With the instinct to foretell today what will become a classic tomorrow, Cassina has been designing the future of interiors for over 90 years. Founded by brothers Cesare and Umberto Cassina in 1927, the company is credited with launching industrial design in post-war Italy.