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Gerrit Rietveld

  • Gerrit Rietveld

    Gerrit Thomas Rietveld (24 June 1888-25 June 1964) was a Dutch furniture designer and architect. Rietveld is famous for his Red and Blue Chair which he designed in 1917, and for the Rietveld Schröder House, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hoping that much of his furniture would eventually be mass-produced rather than handcrafted, Rietveld aimed for simplicity in construction. In 1918 he started his own furniture factory, and changed the chair's colors after becoming influenced by the Dutch artistic movement called De Stijl, of which he became a member in 1919, the same year in which he became an architect.

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