steltman chair

From Jeweller to All Over the World

Gerrit Rietveld designed his last chair for jeweller Steltman’s shop at the age of 75. With this design he once again proved his status as a pioneering designer. The chair owes its name to the The Hague jeweller and royal purveyor Steltman who commissioned Rietveld in 1963 to rebuild and furnish his shop at Noordeinde in The Hague.

The Steltman chair was constructed on the basis of Rietveld’s original 1963 drawing. The design is available in a solid oak version and an upholstered version in felt or leather. The wooden version is made of solid quarter sawn oak, matt lacquered or stained in whitewash or black{. A felt or leather version is available in a variety of colours.

In 2014, in honour of its 50th anniversary and the renewed introduction of the chair, a Limited Edition of the Steltman chair was released. The skai upholstery from the original model was replaced by special English bull skin leather: timeless, strong and still modern.