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Wim Rietveld Free-Standing Bookcase in Black and White Metal

Sale price$4,450.00

Wim Rietveld, bookcase, black and white coated metal, The Netherlands, 1960.

This free-standing bookcase was originally designed by Wim Rietveld for the famous Dutch high-end department store De Bijenkorf in 1960. The clear structure of the shelf creates a striking design. All horizontal shelves are colored black and in contrast with the white vertical elements. Due to the expressive unsymmetric arrangement of the two white sides and the white element functioning as a backwall, the black shelves hang over on one side. Rietveld imagined the bookcase to be free-standing and beautiful designed from all perspectives. Therefore it can function as a room divider too.
Please note that this item is in good, used condition with signs of wear and scratches. Restoration can be done before shipping by our experienced craftsmen and -women in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts for further information about the endless possibilities our restoration and upholstery atelier has to offer. Of course, a locally organized restoration is possible as well.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Wim Rietveld (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1960s
  • dimensions Height 166 cm Width 93.5 cm Depth 43 cm
  • dimensions Height 65.36 in. Width 36.82 in. Depth 16.93 in.
  • material Metal
  • origin Netherlands
  • period 1960-1969
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 45004019