Monday, May 12, 2014


Gerrit Rietveld (1884-1964) was best known as an architect and designer belonging to the influential De Stijl movement known for its simple forms and rectangular shapes.
It is his marvelous chairs that I have always admired. Although he began designing and fabricating them them as early as 1917 they continue to strike me as cutting edge and very contemporary. Some of my favorites follow.