Pyramid bench 12, created by Wim Rietveld for Ahrend in the 1950s, has been relaunched by HAY in collaboration with Ahrend. A simplistic combination of triangular steel frame and rectangular oak top, the Pyramid bench was regarded in the 1950s as a masterpiece in the innovative use of sheet steel, and it has maintained its fresh appearance until today. Pyramid bench can be combined with the Pyramid table or used as a side bench or small side table anywhere in the house. Pyramid benches are available in different sizes and combinations of base colours and wood finishes.
Pyramid bench 12, black - smoked oak
- Black, smoked oak
- 250 cm
- 40 cm
- 46 cm
- Frame material
- Powder coated steel
- Main material
- Smoked oak
Wim Rietveld (1924–1985) was a Dutch designer and son of the notable architect and designer Gerrit Rietveld. Like his father, Wim Rietveld carried on the tradition of groundbreaking furniture design. In the 1950s, Rietveld studied industrial design at the Hague Academy, and like many designers of the post-war era, he focused on functional minimalism with easily accessible materials.
Rietveld became famous for his stackable furniture and creating functional solutions for mass production. He also worked as the Head of Industrial Design at the University of Delft. Rietveld’s 1407 armchair won the gold medal at the 10th Milan Trienalle, and several of his designs, such as the Result chair and the Pyramid collection, have won the Signe d’Or award.View all products