Chair, ‘Red and Blue Chair’, painted wood, designed by Gerrit Rietveld, Holland, 1917-1918, reproduced / made by Cassina, Italy, c.1984

Made in Italy, Europe, c 1984.

This painted and lacquered beechwood chair, entitled ‘Red and Blue Chair’, is a reproduction made by Cassina in Italy in about 1984 of the famous Rietveld chair. The original was designed in 1918 by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld (1888-1964) but was not painted in its bold colour scheme until 1923 by which time Rietveld was a member of the Dutch avant-garde group De Stijl. The chair’s primary colours and stark geometric planes reflect a similar aesthetic to another member of the group, the abstract pain...

Summary

Object No.

85/1835

Physical Description

Chair, 'Red and Blue Chair', painted wood, designed by Gerrit Rietveld, Holland, 1917-1918, reproduced / made by Cassina, Italy, c.1984

Dimensions

Height

875 mm

Width

665 mm

Depth

670 mm

Production

Notes

Designed unpainted in 1918 and then painted version made in 1923 for the Schroder house; the geometric lines and bold colors express the cubist design style adapted by Rietveld.

Made

c 1984

Designed

Rietveld, Gerrit Thomas 1917-1918

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1985

Acquisition Date

1 January 1970

Cite this Object

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Chair, 'Red and Blue Chair', painted wood, designed by Gerrit Rietveld, Holland, 1917-1918, reproduced / made by Cassina, Italy, c.1984 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 21 February 2018, <https://ma.as/36783>

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