Wim Rietveld (1924-1985), son of the legendary Dutch architect-designer Gerrit Rietveld, was born in Utrecht in 1924. In 1950 he studied Industrial Design at The Hague Academy.
Soon after his graduation, he started working for Gispen. In 1958, Rietveld left Gispen and moved to De Cirkel, a manufacturer of steel furniture that became part of the Ahrend group in 1939. Here he started a fruitful collaboration with leading Dutch designer Friso Kramer. Together they produced a number of now-iconic designs, including the Result Chair (1958). Next to his work, Rietveld lectured at the Royal Academy and the Technical University in Delft.