Wim Rietveld Dutch industrial and furniture designer. Son of the well-known Gerrit Rietveld.
his high quality graduation project brought him to W. H. Gispen. he started working for his Gispen furniture company. In the middel of the postwar reconstruction in the Netherlands, so materials were scarce.
Wim Rietveld was employed at Gispen from 1953 till 1957. He was talented in combining aesthetics and functionality in his furniture, and was able to devise simple production techniques. He was a typically Dutch designer in his love for construction and functionality.