Wim Rietveld is a Dutch designer. He is renowned for the simple, functional and elegant pieces of furniture he designed.
Rietveld is a prolific designer. During his career, he created several chairs, lamps and tables. You can easily recognize his pieces of furniture by the simplicity of the lines and forms. Biography Wim Rietveld was born in Holland in 1924. He is the young son of the famous architect and designer Gerrit Rietveld. He studied design at the Academy of Hague. Once he finished his studies, he joined the Gispen manufacturer as a designer. He designed numerous pieces of furniture for the desk offices. He wanted to create practical and solid pieces for the largest number. The University of Delft offered him a job in 1973 into the Industrial Design department. Rietveld is considered as one of the greatest Dutch designers of his generation.
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