Design was a family affair for two of the most noted minimalist modernist Dutch designers, Gerrit Rietveld and his son Wim Rietveld.
Dutch minimalist architect and designer Gerrit Rietveld was a member of the De Stijl movement. Significant in his work was how he pared his design down to basic cubist elements and often used primary colours to emphasise the different planes. Most of his furniture was designed and manufactured to accompany his architectural commissions.
Wim Rietveld was the youngest son of the famous and pioneering architect and designer Gerrit Rietveld. Wim Rietveld attended school to become a tool maker. In 1950 he began an evening class in industrial design at the Hague Academy. The studies were combined with a steady job in the workshop of his father. At Gispen, Wim Rietveld succeeded W.H. Gispen, who left the company in 1949, as a designer. He introduced the "Furniture for a Simple Interior" in line with the thinking of Good Living ("Goed Wonen").
The Schröder House by Gerrit Rietveld
Wim Rietveld Chair Original Black Painted Kit Chair from the 1970's and Rietveld style Crate Chair
Wim Rietveld in modern minimalist home.
Wim Rietveld's Panama Lamp for Gispen, 1956. Maybe one of the most perfect and verstile dutch wall lamps ever designed. Fantastic.
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