Your true Made in Italy world
You have no items in your shopping cart.
Filters
Search
Close

Gerrit Thomas Rietveld

Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, born in Utrecht on 24 June 1888, seems possessed of two personalities, each so distinct that one might take his work to be that of more than one artist. The first personality is that seen in the craftsman cabinet-maker working in a primordial idiom, re-inventing chairs and other furniture as if no one had ever built them before him and following a structural code all of his own; the second is that of the architect working with elegant formulas, determined to drive home the rationalist and neoplastic message in the context of European architecture. The two activities alternate, overlap, and fuse in a perfect osmosis unfolding then into a logical sequence. In 1918 Rietveld joined the “De Stijl” movement which had sprung up around the review of that name founded the year before by Theo van Doesburg. The group assimilated and translated into ideology certain laws on the dynamic breakdown of compositions (carrying them to an extreme) that had already been expressed in painting by the cubists: the “De Stijl” artists also carefully studied the architectonic lesson taught by the great Frank Lloyd Wright, whose influence was widely felt in Europe at that time. Collaborating first with Robert van’t Hoff and Vilmos Huszar, then with Theo van Doesburg and Cornelius van Eesteren, Rietveld soon became one of the most distinguished interpreters of the neoplastic message. Among his most important works are: the Schröder house at Utrecht (1924); the “Row Houses” at Utrecht (1931-34); the Dutch pavilion at the Venice Biennial (1954); the sculpture pavilion in the Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller at Otterloo and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam (1955). Out of his equally important furniture, Cassina has chosen for its own production: the “Red and Blue” (1918), the “Zig-Zag” (1934), the “Schröder 1” (1923), the “Utrecht” (1935).

View as Grid List
Sort by
Display per page

279 BEUGEL Chair - Cassina

279 BEUGEL Sedia by Cassina produced in collaboration with Rietveld’s heirs, the Beugel chair was originally created by the Dutch architect in 1927. The chair is made of three elements: two identical looped steel frames that provide support for the seat.
Request For Quote

280 ZIG ZAG Chair - Cassina

280 ZIG ZAG Chair by Cassina sees the normal legs-seatback sequence replaced by a single sheet of wood in an overturned Z shape.
Request For Quote

635 BLACK RED AND BLUE (ZEILMAKER VERSION) Chair - Cassina

635 BLACK RED AND BLUE (ZEILMAKER VERSION) Chair by Cassina born from Rietveld’s chromatic experimentation, is one of the versions of the iconic model dated 1918.
Request For Quote

635 RED AND BLUE Armchair - Cassina

635 RED AND BLUE Armchair by Cassina it is made with a frame in black dyed beech with blue seat and red backrest in painted plywood.
Request For Quote

637 BABY UTRECHT Small armchair - Cassina

Cassina offers a new reinterpretation of the iconic model dated 1935: it is a new version, with reduced sizes to be ergonomically suited to children.
Request For Quote

637 UTRECHT ARMCHAIR - Cassina

637 UTRECHT ARMCHAIR by Cassina was created for the Metz&co department store in Amsterdam, hence conceived for the mass market, and represents Rietveld’s decision to adopt a more “market oriented” approach to comfort and relaxation.
Request For Quote

637 UTRECHT SOFAS Straight 2-seater sofa - Cassina

637 UTRECHT SOFAS by Cassina is a straight two seater sofas with steel supporting frame.
Request For Quote

637 UTRECHT SOFAS Curved 3-seater sofa - Cassina

637 UTRECHT SOFAS Curved 3-seater sofa by Cassina designed by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld.
Request For Quote

637 UTRECHT SOFAS Straight 3-seater sofa - Cassina

637 UTRECHT SOFAS Straight 3-seater sofa by Cassina designed by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld.
Request For Quote

637 UTRECHT XL Armchair - Cassina

Cassina offers a new reinterpretation of the iconic model dated 1935: an anthropometric response to the increasing sizes of modern generations.
Request For Quote