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Red and Blue Chair
Rietveld chair 1.JPG
Designer : Gerrit Rietveld
Date : 1917
Country : Netherlands
Materials : wood (lacquered).
Style/Tradition : De Stijl
Dimensions: 66x83x88cm (WxDxH)
Colours : Black, red, blue and yellow

The Red Blue Chair was a chair designed in 1917 by Gerrit Rietveld. It represents one of the first explorations by the De Stijl art movement in three dimensions. The original chair was painted in the familiar De Stijl palette of primary colours - that is, black, grey, and white. However, it was later changed to resemble the paintings of Piet Mondrian when Rietveld came into contact with this artist's work in 1918. Rietveld joined the De Stijl movement in 1919. The chair currently resides at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta.[1] It features several Rietveld joints.

The Red and Blue Chair is reported to be on loan to the Delft University of Technology Faculty of Architecture as part of an exhibition. On May 13, 2008, a fire destroyed the entire building, but the Red and Blue Chair was saved by firefighters.[2]

External links


  1. ^ "Press Release". High Museum of Art. Retrieved 2009-11-20.  
  2. ^ TU Delft fire news story


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