Utrecht XL Armchair

designed by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld
for Cassina

This Rietveld chair was designed in 1935, privileging comfort and relaxation. Now revised, The Utretch Armchair is available in a range of fabrics, including Gerrit Fabric with blanket stitch.

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Gerrit Rietveld came up with the design for the Utrecht armchair in 1935 while working for the Metz & Co. department store in Amsterdam, where his brief was to make a chair for serial production. 

Taking market needs into account, while privileging a comfortable and relaxing experience, led to the elements of the chair being treated as separate units. As a consequence, the chair became an icon of both the Neoplastic movement (aka De Stijl), and of Rietveld’s experimental vision.


690 W x 890 D x 750 H (mm)

Lead Time

12 - 14 Weeks


Mainframe in plywood. Polyurethane foam and polyester padding. Fabric or Leather Upholstery.

Gerrit Thomas Rietveld

About the Designer

Gerrit Thomas Rietveld was a Dutch architect and furniture designer. Most famously known for his Red and Blue chair (1917) along with other works displayed around the globe. Rietveld was one of the principal members of the Dutch Artistic Movement called De Stijl. He began working for his father as a cabinetmaker before studying architecture in Utrecht. Rietv...


About the Brand

Cassina, founded in 1927 in the northern Italian region of Brianza, has been a preeminent design leader and manufacturer of original contemporary furniture. During the mid-50’s Cassina engaged the talents of architects such as Gio Ponti, Afra and Tobia Scarpa, Mario Bellini and Vico Magistretti for design collaboration. Modern classics include the Cassina I ...

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