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Armchair for Til Brugman, Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, Meubelmakerij Rietveld, 1923

wood, h 87cm × w 65.5cm × d 84cm. More details
© Gerrit Rietveld/Pictoright

Around 1919 Rietveld made the design for what was to become his now-iconic ‘Red-Blue’ chair. The first examples were unpainted, but then optional colours were introduced. This white variant was commissioned in 1923 by the writer Til Brugman for the music room in her house in The Hague. The white colour fit in with De Stijl artist Vilmos Huszár’s composition of light and dark grey planes on the walls of the room.

On display in room 3.2