Gerrit Rietveld’s Red Blue Chair was so popular upon its design in 1918 that he was later asked to build a house based on the same De Stijl principles. Rietveld designed this end table in 1923 for that house, the Schröder Huis in Utrecht. The table incorporates the signatures of the De Stijl movement: a basic palette of black and white accented with red, yellow, and blue; the use of rectangular flat planes; and a sparse construction that could be easily manufactured. Produced by Gerard van de Groenekan, the bottom stamped H.G.M. / G.A.v.d. GROENEKAN / DE BILT NEDERLAND. An Amsterdam-based artist bought this table from Groenekan in the 1970s. Rietveld (1888–1964) was a Dutch architect-designer who had an enormous impact on the development of Modernist design in the 20th century. One of the principal members of the Dutch De Stijl movement, he is famous for his Red Blue Chair and for the Rietveld Schröder House, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Design 1923, manufactured by Gerard van de Groenekan in the 1970's
50 x 50 x 61.5 cm