The Field Farm
P.O. Box 124
East Middlebury, Vermont, 05740, U.S.A.
Tel/Fax 802-388-7575 / Toll Free 1-888-320-6323
E-mail: sales@ thefieldfarm.com

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Garden Chairs

Rietveld-inpsired Garden Chair

Garden Chair in Sage Green

Bring a classic shape, perfectly designed, to your garden.

Our Garden Chair

The Garden Chair is a re-design of an iconic Rietveld Chair. Gerhardt Rietveld, a Dutch architect, designed the original chair in 1918. One of these sits on display at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City. For chair aficionados, our version is both more comfortable and more sturdy.

Our chair is more upright than the Rietveld, creating those comfortable angles for back, butt and knees. The legs and struts are attached to each other by notching the pieces to fit into each other; critical joins are also doweled. Although screws are used, no screw heads show on top of the wood. This feature protects the wood from water, rot, and eventualy wobbliness.

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Close-up of Rietveld Chair

Construction Detail

Like the Westport, and Lodge, chairs, the Garden Chair is perfect for outdoor use (although you certainly can use them indoors). They complement gardens, porches, balconies, docks... you choose.

About the Wood We Use

  • There is a natural preservative oil in Cypress known as cypressene, which gives the heartwood resistance to insects and decay.
  • Cypress grows slowly. The growth rings are close together, making it a very hard and dense wood. It shrinks less than other wood and resists the elements well.
  • If left outdoors in its natural state the wood will weather well.
  • There are no exposed, visible screwheads in the chair. Many chair designs have exposed screwheads where water can settle and run down the screw, rotting the wood.
  • There are very few knots in cypress and no sap, so the wood will not "bleed". It is therefore very nice wood for paint or stain.
  • Our chairs are built of cypress grown in the southeastern United States. You can find out more about Cypress at Southern Cypress Manufacturing Association.

The simple, yet effective alterations have maintained the look and feel of the original, beautiful, innovative Rietveld Chair. The clean lines suit both modern and historic gardens, not to mention breezy porches, spacious sunrooms, and welcoming gazebos.

Want to know more? Check out the prices, dimensions, or painting tips.

Garden Chair Dimensions

Wondering how many will fit on your porch or patio? Compare your available space to our chairs! The basic footprint of one chair is 27" wide x 33" deep.

The wood is machined to 15/16" thickness and the legs and struts are 1.75" square.

Chair: Garden
Weight: 35 lbs.
Heights: Total height: 41"
Widths: Total width (outside arm to arm): 27"
seat: 17½"
Depths: Total depth (from front to back): 33"
seat alone: 18"

Prices

Single Set of Two Colors
Unpainted Cypress Please call for current prices. Thank you!

For painted chairs, we use Benjamin Moore’s Aura Exterior paint. This comes in a wide range of lovely colors, or can be obtained in a custom color.

For the clear waterproofing, we also use a Benjamin Moore finish. The natural cypress color shows through.

Check out the possibilities at your local Benjamin Moore store and call us with your choice.

Westport Chair in Natural unpainted wood

Westport Chair in natural, unpainted wood

Clear Waterproof Finish
Painted Cypress
Notes: Please allow up to six (6) weeks for delivery.

Chairs will require assembly and are shipped with easy-to-follow instructions.

Finishing the Garden Chair

Garden chair, pale green.

Garden Chair in Pale Green

We recommend Benjamin Moore’s Aura Exterior paint. This comes in a wide range of lovely colors, or can be obtained in a custom color. Check out the possibilities at your local Benjamin Moore store and call us with your choice.

 

 

The Field Farm
P.O. Box 124, East Middlebury, Vermont, 05740, U.S.A.
Tel/Fax 802-388-7575 / Toll Free 1-888-320-6323
E-mail: sales@ thefieldfarm.com

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