RnB [the reDesign project] side B by The Dza
by Harry / June 4, 2012
From The Dza, the Rietveld chair remixed. Four more variations of the iconic Rietveld Chair that feature music as inspiration in the design process.

The reDesign project is based on 12" vinyl single releases and is realized at a scale of 1:3 to keep the pieces at around 12″ in size. In this series the iconic Rietveld has been re-interpreted according to various musical genres.

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RnB Lounge [Fusion]

Says The Dza, "The reDesign project is an experiment into using music as inspiration in the design process, we 'remix' existing designs according to various musical genres, with the hope of making design as expressive as music.

The RnB Lounge is a fusion of styles from the beginning and end of the last century. Jazz was the most popular musical style at the beginning of the 20th century a time when the chaise was also popular.

This is combined with the most popular style of music from the end of the 20th century, Hip Hop. The result is a fusion of the new and old, as Guru did with his Jazzmatazz series of records. With the extended armrest you can practice your Cadillac lean. The result is a contemporary version of a classic piece of furniture."


RnB Dubstar [Dub]

"Rietveld's Red/Blue was one of the most revolutionary chairs of the 20th century and now nearly a hundred years later the revolution continues. D-W-A [working with music] draws its inspiration from the music industry where sampling, remixing, covers and collaborations are commonplace.

The Dubstar is inspired by dub music, a genre that started in Jamaica back in the 60's and 70's. It all started with some low-tech instrumentals of popular singles, and from those early days it grew into one of the most influential genres of the 20th century. RnB Dudstar is an homage to those early day when a few pioneering producers changed the music world forever."


"Dub is traditionally bass heavy, and uses echoes and repetition a lot. With this in mind Dza made the chair using heavier section battens, a wider seat and back, an increased back angle. With the addition of upholstery this makes the chair far more comfortable than even RnB King Tubby."


RnB Sofa King [Chill-out]

"The Sofa King is the ultimate sofa, taking the original little chair and redesigning it for the new world, that it was such a large part in creating."


"Dza wanted to make a version that you could relax on in comfort with a friend, mellow out and just lounge. The addition of upholstery makes this sofa a product for the 21st century."


RnB Blackstar [Black and Proud] [Down tempo]

"Blackstar is a complete redesign of all the original dimensions and angles. The result is a more comfortable version of the design icon, the seat is higher and wider and the back angle has been increased."


"Some say that a lower seat makes a chair appear more comfortable, this may be true. However comfort comes from the use of an object, thus Dza has raised the seat to make it more comfortable to get in and out of."


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