rietveld year
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aug 02, 2010
rietveld year

‘red-blue’ armchair, 1918
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the work of architect and designer gerrit rietveld is being celebrated through a series of
events organized by the centraal museum in utrecht, the netherlands starting this month
until january, 2010. this initiative titled the ‘rietveld year‘ includes such events as
the ‘eye catcher series’ which highlights a different region each month where rietveld’s
architectural design will be accessible to the public. additionally, an exhibition of his
furniture, such as the red blue chair made on a scale of 1: 144 by canadian designer
maarten meerman, and a display called ‘rietveld universe’ of his most iconic work will
on view starting october through to the end of january.

berlin chairs, 1923
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child’s chair design, 1918
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trolley, 1923
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trolley, 1923
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side table, 1923
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sideboard design, 1919
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‘the rietveld schröder house’
southwest facade
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southeast facade
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southeast facade
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detail of southeast facade
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minitiature ‘red blue’ chair by maarten meerman in scale 1:144.

‘steltman chairs’ in left and right-hand versions, with the end table
in the middle in scale 1:144.

miniature ‘zigzag’ chair by maarten meerman in scale 1:144.

‘rietveld routes’ take visitors to the most
prominent of the architect’s more than 100 buildings in the netherlands via a recently released iphone application.

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