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Rietveld, Gerrit Thomas

(gĕrĭt` tō`məs rēt`fĕlt), 1888–1965, Dutch architect and furniture designer. At first a cabinetmaker, Rietveld created (c.1917) a chair that was an important contribution to modern furniture design. Moving away from the established heavy, closed furniture style, he emphasized a dematerialized effect. From 1919 to 1931 he was a member of the StijlStijl, de
[Du.,=the style], Dutch nonfigurative art movement, also called neoplasticism. In 1917 a group of artists, architects, and poets was organized under the name de Stijl, and a journal of the same name was initiated.
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 movement, during which time he turned to architecture. His best-known building is the Schröder House, Utrecht (1924), in which he created an impression of weightlessness and equilibrium that are clearly related to Mondrian's painting style.

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See studies by T. Brown (1958) and A. Buffinga (tr. 1971).

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After graduating from Amsterdams Gerrit Rietveld Academy of Art and Design in 1989, Ronald van der Kemp began an international career that took him to Milan, Paris and New York, where he worked for brands including Celine and Guy Laroche.
La prolongacion de los elementos entre superficies contiguas caracteriza tambien la propuesta neoplasticista Composicion-Espacio-Color de Vilmos Huszar y Gerrit Rietveld (Figura 7).
Gregor Schneider at Universitrt der Kunste (UdK), Berlin, Germany, and Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
In 1917 the October Revolution transformed geopolitics and Marcel Duchamp sent a porcelain urinal to an art exhibition - but in the Hague they are celebrating another 100th birthday, that of De Stijl (pronounced, and meaning, "style"), the movement in which Mondrian, Theo van Doesburg, Gerrit Rietveld and other Dutch artists and architects set out to transform the world with pure geometric design and unadulterated primary colours.
The Montana chair and ottoman from Dune's Beyond the Gaze collection was Inspired by Gerrit Rietveld's Red and Blue chair from 1917.
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And in the final room, the bold decision to recreate part of the Gerrit Rietveld Pavilion which had so delighted Hepworth when it acted as a venue for her art in 1965 at the Kroller-Muller Museum, was admirable, but in the narrow confines of the final gallery the reconstruction could not act effectively on her sculpture in the way that the Pavilion had done in the more spacious and natural Otterlo Park.
The band followed up their debut release 7AM with the cracking Tracer in 2012, while juggling their studies at Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam.
And, of course, my gallery and studio are full of paintings about Oman, so when people recognise it as they walk by, they step in and we chat over coffee." Tonny studied art at Gerrit Rietveld Academy and Government Academy for Fine Arts in Amsterdam.
'In this house we have collected many works of contemporary art, by modern and old masters, and many of the finest international design products -- such as Canta armchairs by Toshiyuki Kita and Orange armchairs by Gerrit Rietveld, to name only two.
The one unique piece in the exhibition that's not for sale is an aluminum riff on Gerrit Rietveld's zigzag chair called "Boing." Not a rocker per se, it flexes just enough to achieve the effect of, yes, tilting your chair back in school.
Bastienne Kramer and Claire Verkoyen, head of department and technical coach at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy respectively: "Every year we make excursions to 'ceramics countries', that is to say countries with an important ceramics tradition.