Architect and designer Gerrit Rietveld Thomas (1888 - 1965) after the end of his architectural studies in 1911, began designing furniture. Quickly, he enrolled in the De Stijl movement with the Red and Blue Chair (1918). He then meets Piet Mondrian and Theo Van Doesburg and the knights headlong into the parallel architecture design. Geometry and asymmetry are two dominant features of his houses. In 1932, he created the Zig-Zag chair, another furniture icon of the twentieth century and in 1935 he draws the Utrecht chair his first upholstered furniture.