Ruth, Theo

(1915 - 1971)

Theo Ruth was a Dutch cabinetmaker and furniture designer. He started working at the Dutch furniture company Artifort in 1936 and three years later he was the head of design, which he would be until his death in 1971. Ruth designed some of the most famous pieces for Artifort: the Congo (1952) and Pinguïn (1953) chairs.