Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, ‘Schröder House’, 1925, Art History 101
Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, ‘Schröder House’, 1925, Art History 101
Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, ‘Schröder House’, 1925, Art History 101
Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, ‘Schröder House’, 1925, Art History 101

From left to right:

Exterior perspective of front.
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Window and balcony.
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Doorway.
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Exterior perspective of rear.
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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

2017
Galerie VIVID, 
Rotterdam,
2016
Galerie VIVID, 
Rotterdam,
2016
Galerie VIVID, 
Rotterdam,

Solo Shows

2017
Galerie VIVID, 
Rotterdam,
2013
Galerie VIVID, 
Rotterdam,

Fair History on Artsy

2016
Galerie VIVID at Design Miami/ 2016
2015
Galerie VIVID at Design Miami/ Basel 2015
2014
Galerie VIVID at PAN Amsterdam 2014
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