Zig Zag (2015) is Van Lieshout’s take on one of the most iconic designs of the 20th century. However, it is executed in a primitive, almost crude way, in plywood, with a rough finish. Zig Zag is linked to a series of chairs by Atelier Van Lieshout, the Prototypes, in which Joep van Lieshout wanted to address the value of crude assembly. For this series, Van Lieshout produced a number of chairs, by hand, directly from the heart, from the head – without making use of a design, a try square or a measurement tape. This approach stands in stark contrast with that of the Rietveld chair. Any similarity is therefore a coincidence.
Zig Zag (2015) was part of the following exhibition(s):
‘Primitive Modern’, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels (BE), 2015
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