This special chair was designed by the Dutch architect Elly van Hoof and was commissioned in the 1970s. It is said that only five copies are known, one of which is still in the possession of Van Hoof herself.
It is quite clear that the chair is heavily inspired by the designs of Gerrit Rietveld and in particular his legendary Red-Blue Chair that emerged from within the Dutch art movement De Stijl. Reducing works of art to their most elementary form was one of the conditions of this somewhat dogmatic movement. We see this clearly here, with straight lines and surfaces forming the construction of this chair. Nothing else was involved. The use of surfaces exclusively in horizontal and vertical directions according to the so-called orthogonal system is also one of the characteristics of De Stijl.
The material used for this design is birch wood. Two backrests that simultaneously form legs show a charming and refined design. On the right part when viewed from the front, the dark line in the wood even extends to the ground. Perhaps this is how Elly van Hoof incorporated assymetry into this design through the use of wood, which always shows some assymetry in it's natural form. The proportions are well-considered and the spaces that arise between the many wood joints result in a pleasant-looking total. The dowels that protrude exaggeratedly reveal how the pieces are connected and at the same time provide subtle detailing.
A special chair in beautiful condition is what we offer here. Small scratches and discolorations in the wood have become part of this over the years. Not disturbing but common and especially adding to the beauty of this item."