During the economic crisis of the 1930s, Dutch architect Gerrit Rietveld designed furniture made from reclaimed crate wood packing material. In an eerily timed revival, the Rietveld Foundation came out with a line of flat pack crate chairs not too long ago. The adult-size Wilhelmina Collection Crate Chair is available in six colors (as well as natural wood with transparent varnish) at All Modern for $397.88, and the child-size Crate Chair Junior is available at Genius Jones for $282.95 (on sale from $415) in the same range of colors. Each chair is supplied with a chip, number, and matching certificate and is produced by the Rietveld Foundation.
Dow Jones Architects
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