Gerrit Rietveld Red and Blue Armchair
Gerrit Rietveld Schroeder Table
Gerrit Rietveld Zig Zag Chair
Gerrit Thomas Rietveld
(1888 – 1964)
Born in Utrecht in the Netherlands in 1988. After working in his father’s joinery business, he apprenticed at a jewelry studio. In 1911 he started his own cabinet-making firm, which he maintained for eight years. Through his studies he became acquainted with several founders of De Stigl. In 1917 Rietveld designed the Red Blue Chair, which signaled a radical change in architectural theory. His unusual furniture designs led to several housing commissions, which he invariably designed in a Neo-plastic style.
Gerrit Rietveld: Contemporary Chairs & Designer Furniture
If you are a fan of contemporary chairs, you may want to add a Gerrit Rietveld design to your home. Rietveld made a splash with his Red Blue Chair in 1917, and after that continued adding influential pieces to his designer furniture collection. A big fan of the Neo-plastic style, he is widely recognized for his unusual furniture designs, some of which led to housing commissions.
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