Gerrit Rietveld

Posted on 16 octobre 2010

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Gerrit Rietveld is one major designer of the 20th century, with no single interest but broad output from furniture to architecture. Among pals like Mondrian (Mondriaan, in dutch) and Van Doesburg, he remains one great name of the De Stijl movement in art. His legacy lies in the Centraal Museum in Utrecht (NL).

Many people are familiar with the red-blue chair and the Rietveld-Schröder House, but Rietveld has designed many more pieces of furniture and houses. On the special Rietveld collection website you will get a good impression of his complete oeuvre. Here you can find all objects by and about Rietveld owned by the Centraal Museum. It concerns more than 300 museum objects, mostly pieces of furniture, and over 7000 items of archive material. This archive material consists of a great many items, varying from architectural drawings to personal scribbled notes on business cards. The archive is owned by the Foundation Rietveld Schröder Archive and kept by the Centraal Museum.

Wish you could read Dutch reasonably enough to browse swiftly ?

Collection = Collectie
Drawing = Tekening
Chair = Stoel
Visual material = Beeldmateriaal
Table = Tafel
Scale-model = Maquette
Settee, sofa = Bank
Correspondence = Correspondentie
Cabinet, cupboard = Kast
Model = Model
Text = Tekst
Documentation = Documentatie

& :
Rietveld Schröderhuis in Utrecht (NL).
Typo-but-also-Grapho + Architecture @WebOL.
– (Museum.nl) For modern art,  Kröller-Müller Museum | Stedelijk Amsterdam | Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (The Hague) for Mondrian | Museum Boijmans van Beunigen Rotterdam.
– (Museum.nl) For older fine arts, Mauritshuis Den Haag (The Hague) | Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.

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