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Gerrit Thomas Rietveld

born in 1888, Utrecht, the Netherlands
died in 1964, Utrecht, the Netherlands

. learned the furniture business in his father's carpentry shop between 1899-1906,
. studied architectural drawing between 1906-1911,
. launched his own furniture company while taking architecture course in the evenings till 1915,
. joined the 'De Stijl' movement in 1919,
. founded CIAM in 1928,
. left the 'De Stijl' movement in 1928 and became a member of Nieuwe Zakelijkheid or Nieuwe Bouwen,
. joined the Congrès Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne,
. built hundreds of homes, many of which in the city of Utrecht,
. designed and produced most of his furniture for his architectural work,
. his furniture designs were sold at Metz & Co, a Dutch department store.


. icon of the year by Magazine De Stijl, 1919

Famous Works:

Red and Blue armchair, 1918
Military Table, 1921, for G. A. van de Groeneken
the Schröder House in Utrecht, 1924
the "Row-Houses" in Utrecht, 1931-1934
Zig-Zag chair, 1932 for Gerard van de Groenekan
the Dutch pavilion at the Venice Biennale, 1954
Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, 1955
Armchair,1970's, for Cassina

- www.gerrit-rietveld.nl

Gerrit Thomas Rietveld Products in Designpedia

Zig Zag


Red and Blue Chair

Military Table

Child's Wheelbarrow

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