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An armchair should be good looking, as well as comfortable, functional and suitable for the space for which it is intended. Our selection includes design armchairs, modern and contemporary armchairs, classic armchairs and armchairs that truly resemble sculptures. Sm offers to help you choose your new armchair -- whether it is a chaise longue, a leather-upholstered armchair, a small armchair or a bean bag chair – so that the style corresponds to your taste, the upholstery and finishing meet your needs and the dimensions fit perfectly into the room where you want to sit. Our team will help you find your perfect armchair, for those priceless moments when you can relax.

Our selection of armchairs

Red and Blue, Black Red and Blue

Brand: Cassina

The Red and Blue armchair is an iconic model designed by Gerrit T. Rietveld in 1918. It is made with a frame in black dyed beech with blue seat and red backrest in painted plywood. Lines and surfaces are arranged in a vertical-horizontal composition, linked to one another without any joints.
The Black Red and Blue (Zeilmaker version) born from Rietveld’s chromatic experimentation
While researching the origins of the Red and Blue model in collaboration with the Rietveld heirs, it emerged that the key idea of the first prototypes was based on the concept of spatial organisation expressed through the monochrome tones of its elements. The first version was in fact produced in 1918 in completely unpainted wood. In the following years Rietveld proposed various examples, either monochrome or painted in different colours, depending on the requirements of his customers and the interiors for which the chairs were intended. As such, it comes as no surprise to find this 1920s version, presented as part of Cassina’s MutAzioni selection, created for the school teacher Wicher Zeilmaker with a black frame with white ends and a dark green painted seat and backrest. It was Rietveld’s ever-increasing involvement in the De Stijl movement that led him to also use primary colours on this model in 1923, and as such the chair became a veritable manifesto for the emerging neoplastic movement. Initially dubbed Slat chair, Rietveld only gave it the name Red and Blue in the 1950s following its chromatic evolution. The various owners of the different examples used the chair as an abstract-realist sculpture in their interiors and, in some cases, as a simple tool for sitting on, adding cushions to make it more comfortable, just like Cassina offers for the Black Red and Blue today.


Cassina Red and Blue, Black Red and Blue

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