Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, (1888–1964) was a Dutch furniture designer and architect. One of the principal members of the Dutch artistic movement called De Stijl, Rietveld is famous for his Red Blue Chair and for the Rietveld Schröder House, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the Dutch city Breda he designed one of his last houses for the Verpaalen family. The family ordered also a Red Blue chair for the hall of this villa and a custom made blue bench. On 26 May 1999 Christie's in Amsterdam offered these 2 Rietveld works in it's 20th Century Decorative Arts Auction. Galerie VIVID obtained the Red Blue Chair from the 1999 buyer.
Gerrit Thomas Rietveld
Designed in 1918, executed by Groenekan between 1960-1964
Stained solid beech frame with dowel joints; painted beech plywood (multiply) seat and backrest
80 x 66 x 86 cm