Originally designed in 1927, the Beugel Dining Chair has been re-editioned for a contemporary audience as part of Cassina's 2018 Collection. This striking dining chair is the work of Gerrit Rietveld, the mastermind behind other classics such as the much coveted Zig Zag chair. His contemporaries included Jean Le Corbusier and he was a key exponent of the neoplastic movement as well an innovator behind the use of tubular steel in residential settings.
This particular design was conceived in three elements: two identical looped steel frames coupled to support the gorgeously carved wooden seat. All architectural curves and smooth lines, the Beugel has been made even more ergonomic and comfortable thanks to the use of 3D technology. Striking from every angle, it reveals Rietveld's unmistakable style in which the contrast between constructive elements is central. With an 18mm diameter tubular metal frame, Beugel was one of the first chairs to have such a thin metal structure among the models known from this era; the frame of the Le Corbusier, Jeanneret and Perriand models measured approximately 25mm while those by Mart Stam 20mm. Today, Cassina presents the Beugel chair with a 15mm diameter frame making the chair even lighter.
Materials & Finishes
Frame in black tubular steel. Body available in natural ashwood or with a stained finish in the following hues: black, mud, amaranth or petroleum green.
W 44 x D 58 x H 78 cm (Seat height: 46 cm)
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Year of design
1927 / 2018