Initially designed to make use of surplus wooden shipping crates by Dutch architect and designer Gerrit Rietveld in 1934, the iconic Crate Collection has been relaunched in a Rietveld Originals x HAY collaboration.
Rietveld’s ambition to create modern, functional, and affordable furniture for the masses echoes HAY’s core values, making the Crate Collection an ideal fit for HAY. The collection comprises a lounge chair, dining chair, low table, and side table, all made with respect for the original design, and sharing the same precisely balanced proportions and transparent construction to minimise production costs and optimise the assembly process. Made of solid pine, with a water-based lacquered finish suitable for outdoor use, the collection’s simplicity, and spatial design mirrors the designer’s architectural style – providing functionality and comfort without absorbing space. The water-based coating and different colour options make the furniture suitable for a wealth of indoor and outdoor settings, and can be supplemented with optional seat cushions in selected textiles for extra comfort