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Gerrit Rietveld and his experimental Red-Blue chair (1917)

constructed from sheets of plywood screwed together and painted

the most famous piece ever produced by the movement

the chair is essentially a three-dimensional version of a Mondrian painting, composed of flat planes of colour

can see that De Stijl was inspired by mathematics: this looks as if lines of force and planes have coalesced in space

/ the ends are painted yellow to emphasise the sense of vectors shooting off into infinity.

/ Rietveld’s chair was one of the first expressions of the new aesthetic

/ practicality was somewhat lacking because it’s said to be incredibly uncomfortable

3 Gerrit Rietveld and his private house for Mrs Truus Schröeder a.k.a. Schröeder House ►
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Gerrit Rietveld and his private
house for Mrs Truus
Schröeder a.k.a. Schröeder
House ►
/ an incredibly radical house built in a
conventional suburban area of Utrecht
/ designed the whole building and all
the furniture and fittings
/ emphasis on horizontals and
verticals and the restricted colour
scheme give a visual unity to the
interior and exterior
/ it’s an ensemble of interlocking
planes and lines held in balance
/ The facade is fractured into a series
of planes and lines which seem to be
suspended in space
/ The balconies emphasise this sense
of detached, free-floating planes
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2

a square

Gerrit Rietveld and his table

/ consists of a circle, two rectangles and

GERRIT RIETVELD

planes 2 a square Gerrit Rietveld and his table ► / consists of a circle, two
◄ The White Stripes - De Stijl (album) (2008) 5 SHOES ◄ Nike’s Mondrian- style
◄ The White Stripes - De Stijl (album) (2008) 5 SHOES ◄ Nike’s Mondrian- style

The White Stripes - De Stijl (album)

(2008)

5 SHOES ◄ Nike’s Mondrian- style trainers (2008) / Nike Dunk Low SB sneakers
5 SHOES
◄ Nike’s Mondrian-
style trainers (2008)
/ Nike Dunk Low SB sneakers

/ cited the minimalist and deconstructionist aspects

of De Stijl design as a source of inspiration for their own musical image and presentation

/ The album was dedicated to furniture designer

and architect Gerrit Rietveld of the De Stijl bluesman Blind Willie McTell 4 MUSIC
and architect Gerrit Rietveld of the De Stijl
bluesman Blind Willie McTell
4
MUSIC

movement, as well as to the influential Georgia

Yves Saint Laurent’s 6 Mondrian-inspired shift FASHION dress (autumn 1965) ► ◄ Sarah Schofield’s swimwear
Yves Saint Laurent’s
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Mondrian-inspired shift
FASHION
dress (autumn 1965) ►
◄ Sarah
Schofield’s
swimwear (2010)
7 SWIMWEAR
► ◄ Sarah Schofield’s swimwear (2010) 7 SWIMWEAR ▲ Sledge Roffo’s virtual De Stijl space in
▲ Sledge Roffo’s virtual De Stijl space in Second Life 8 INTERIOR
▲ Sledge Roffo’s virtual De
Stijl space in Second Life
8
INTERIOR

Acknowledgement

http://stylesyllabus wordpress com/2011/04/30/the-de-stijl-influence/