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'Gerrit Rietveld – The Revolution of Space' Exhibition

'Gerrit Rietveld – The Revolution of Space' Exhibition
Red-Blue Chair, Gerrit Rietveld, 1918/1923 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2012, Photo: Andreas Sutterlin
Red-Blue Chair, Gerrit Rietveld, 1918/1923 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2012, Photo: Andreas Sutterlin

Taking place now until September 16, 2012, the Vitra Design Museum is exhibiting “Gerrit Rietveld – The Revolution of Space”. The Dutchman Gerrit Rietveld (1888-1964) was one of the most important designers and architects of the 20th century. Today his work is primarily associated with his two most famous designs, which have become icons of modernism: the Red-Blue Chair (1918/1923) and the Rietveld-Schröder House (1924). But this exhibition shows that Rietveld’s oeuvre contains many more facets that deserve to be rediscovered. This is the first major retrospective on Gerrit Rietveld to be presented to the German-speaking public since 1996. Comprising around 320 objects – including furniture, models, paintings, photographs, films and approximately 100 original drawings and plans – it offers a comprehensive overview of the Dutch designer’s work. For more information on the exhibition, please visit here.

Cite: Alison Furuto. "'Gerrit Rietveld – The Revolution of Space' Exhibition" 27 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/237862/gerrit-rietveld-the-revolution-of-space-exhibition/> ISSN 0719-8884
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