Gerrit Rietveld, born in Utrecht, was a son of a cabinetmaker and began early to work in his father´s workshop. Rietveld became an independent cabinetmaker in 1911. Later he attended P.J.C. Klaarhamer´s classes for architectural drawing.
1917/18 Rietveld designed the Red-and-Blue Chair. The design was first published in "De Stijl" magazine and presented in the Bauhaus exhibition 1923. An important work in the twenties was the Schröder House (1924). Also his experiments in the twenties with fibreboard and plywood furniture should be mentioned. In the forties and fifties he designed with aluminium and other metal material for the design of chairs.
Red & Blue are synonymous with Rietveld´s wooden chair Zig Zag and his bauhaus lamp. The famous chipboard named Schröder marks another highlight in Rietveld´s artist history. You can buy these famous works as reeditions in our collection of furniture designed in a classic style.