Rietveld Military Line
The same bolts are used to screw the short backrest onto the slanted rear verticals. The table top does not rest directly on the verticals, but on a number of slender cross bars, thereby creating a light spatial construction. The Military stool is made to the same construction as the Military chair and table. The set was originally made in various colours: black/white and different shades of grey. Initially, Rietveld by rietveld have chosen black/white and black/red.
Metz and Co. in Amsterdam was the first company to sell the 'Military line' of Rietveld furniture.
Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, 1923 (Reedition 2005)
Rietveld by Rietveld