In 1961 Rietveld started a partnership with the architects Va Dillen en Van Tricht. For this office, that was located in the beginning on the groundfloor op the famous Rietveld house in Utrecht, Rietveld ordered this chair at Gerard van de Groenekan.
After the death of Rietveld, the architecture firm went on without him.
In 1994 Architectenbureau Rietveld, Van Dillen en Van Tricht stopped.
In sale 603 of Sotheby's Amsterdam, that took place September 1994, several pieces from this firm went on auction.
An important Art collector from Holland bought the Red Blue chair.
In 2013 Galerie VIVID showed the chair in the Rietveld exhibition in the gallery in Rotterdam
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