Gerrit Rietveld designed each piece of furniture as an ideal, abstract composition of surfaces and lines in space. The meticulousness with which he puts this into practice makes “Roodblauwe steel” an important object in modern furniture design.
The form of abstraction Rietveld adopts here is compared to the painter Piet Mondrian.
Mondrian and later Rietveld were among the artists and architects who gathered around Theo van Doesburg and his magazine “De Stijl”, whose radical concepts left a lasting impact on twentieth-century art. Rietveld reduced given realities to their linear and superficial features. Where Mondrian took landscapes as his model, Rietveld focused on the concept of a traditional, massive armchair, which he transformed into a geometric entity.
Scale : 1:6
Height: 14.5 cm x Width: 11 cm x Depth: 14 cm