The Result Chair features a thin steel-sheet base with an oak seat and backrest, retaining maximum flexibility, lightness and strength. Originally created by Friso Kramer and Wim Rietveld while working at Ahrend in the 1950s, the cutout steel collection has been relaunched by HAY together with Ahrend. Suitable for use in many public and private contexts, it is available in a variety of wood finishes and base colours that can be coordinated with the Pyramid Table.
Wim Rietveld is a Dutch-born industrial designer who was iconic in his times. He studied Industrial Design at The Hague Academy in 1950, before becoming head of design at Gispen in 1953. In 1958, he started working at De Cirkel, a manufacturer of steel furniture that had merged with the Ahrend group in 1939. He is celebrated by his renowned collaborations with brands, one of which resulted in his iconic design collaborations with Friso Kamer, birthing the Result Chair in 1958. Rietveld also designed the Pyramid Tables and Chairs for Ahrend in 1960, which HAY has recreated with Ahrend and in honour of Rietveld. Rietveld's works are characterised by functionality, epitomising the style of utilitarianism.