Stamhouder (Tribe holder)
The first work where I, more or less born out of necessity, worked with cutting out the residual shapes was Rietveld, dedicated to how could it be otherwise Gerrit Rietveld’s Zigzag-chair. An at least as revolutionary invention by another Dutchman certainly deserves a podium in my oeuvre: the cantilever-chair. That honor belongs to Mart Stam.
(The dutch word for tribe is ‘stam’, by chance the surname of the tribeholder of all the cantilever chairs)