Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, ‘overview exhibition’, 2013, Galerie VIVID

About Gerrit Thomas Rietveld

As one of the advocates of De Stijl (“The Style”), an early 20th century Dutch artistic movement, furniture designer and architect Gerrit Thomas Rietveld championed simple geometry and a palette restricted to primary colors, black, and white. Rietveld’s two most enduring legacies are the Red and Blue Chair, which looks almost like a 3D version of a Piet Mondrian painting, and the Rietveld Schroder House, for which it was specifically designed. Built in Utrecht in 1924 and originally commissioned without walls, the Schroder House has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. The iconic chair, like the iconic house, was designed for visual balance, or as Rietveld himself said, so that “no part dominates or is subordinate to the others.”

Dutch, 1888-1964, Utrecht, Netherlands

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
dna10 - 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Friedman Benda, New York
2017
S.XX / 20th Century Design II, DADA STUDIOS, Barcelona
2017
Social Design of Rietveld, Galerie VIVID, Rotterdam
2016
2013
Gerrit Th. Rietveld, Galerie VIVID, Rotterdam

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Social Design of Rietveld, Galerie VIVID, Rotterdam
2013
Gerrit Th. Rietveld, Galerie VIVID, Rotterdam

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
dna10 - 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Friedman Benda, New York
2017
S.XX / 20th Century Design II, DADA STUDIOS, Barcelona
2017
April Additions, Open Air Modern, Brooklyn
2016
Collectible, Galerie VIVID, Rotterdam
2016
2016
Progress, Galerie VIVID, Rotterdam
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