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Gerrit Thomas Rietveld (Gerrit T. Rietveld)
Gerrit Thomas Rietveld (Gerrit T. Rietveld)
Born in : Utrecht - 1888 / Dead in : Utrecht, 1964
Biography   
Gerrit Rietveld was a Dutch architect and cabinet maker. In 1911, he started his own furniture factory, while studying architecture. Rietveld designed the Red Blue Chair in 1917, influenced by the De Stijl movement, of which he became a member in 1919, the same year in which he became an architect.

In 1924 he designed the Schröder house for Truus Schröder-Schräder, with whom he cooperated. The house is located in Utrecht. Rietveld broke with De Stijl movement in 1928 and switched to the Nieuwe Zakelijkheid. The same year he joined the Congres Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne. Gerrit Rietveld also designed the Zig-Zag chair in 1934 and started the design of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

Achievement   
Amsterdam
Artist
Musée van Gogh
Museum
Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, Kisho Kurokawa
(from 1973 to 1998)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Original artist
Buffet
Furniture
Gerrit Thomas Rietveld
(1919)
Artist
Chaise rouge-bleue
Furniture
Gerrit Thomas Rietveld
(1918)

Pompidou Center
Artist
Zigzag
Furniture
Gerrit Thomas Rietveld
(from 1932 to 1933)
Zigzag
Furniture
Gerrit Thomas Rietveld
(from 1932 to 1933)
Fauteuil
Furniture
Gerrit Thomas Rietveld
(1928)
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