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aug 02, 2010

rietveld year

‘red-blue’ armchair, 1918 image © designboom

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 image © designboom

child’s chair design, 1918 image © designboom

detail image © designboom

trolley, 1923 image © designboom

trolley, 1923 image © designboom

side table, 1923 image © designboom

sideboard design, 1919 image © designboom

‘the rietveld schröder house’ southwest facade image © designboom

southeast facade image © designboom

southeast facade image © designboom

detail of southeast facade image © designboom

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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