Rietvelt Zig Zag Chair Dirk Marwig Version No.7 (High density plywood, maple, wood glue and wood oil, 90cmcm x 43.5cm x 59.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2015)
*This is the 7th ‘Rietvelt Zig-Zag chair’ that I’ve made. Since all my other versions are scattered about in Spain and there isn’t a single one in my house, I decided to take the time and make one for my girl-friend. This version is made out of high density plywood with a maple and plywood inside structure which is nearly impossible to break. This very clear and seemingly simple version is also extremely comfortable because it has the perfect human dimensions. Also it weighs 14kg or 30.6 lbs which gives it that super ‘solid feel’. No dowels or biscuit joiners were used, all pieces were glued “butt-wise”(this means glueing one flat end to the next flat end – ‘butt to butt’, so to speak). There are 60 visible precision outside cuts and 224 tight fitting invisible(inside structural)cuts all held together with wood glue.
Seat height: 45.2cm / Seat width: 43.5cm / Seat depth: 41cm / Back lean height: 46cm.
-To make this chair I only used basic tools that the ‘average woodworker Joe’ would have in his workshop.
-I've also embedded a 16GB USB stick with info about my art + music that I love in the back rest(I do this often with many of my objects). Who knows, maybe in a few hundred years someone might find it and have a reference!
This photo from 2000 shows the "1997 Ski-tvelt" chair which I made from old skis and which was shown at the Nikolaus Fischer Gallery in Frankfurt,Germany. I found this shitty photo in an old envelope yesterday: