Red Blue Chair, designed 1919; executed ca 1955
This is a chair. It was designed by Gerrit Rietveld. It is dated designed 1919; executed ca 1955. Its medium is painted and stained pine and plywood. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Originally conceived in shades of black, white, and gray, this chair was produced in a primary-color palette, starting in 1923. It was one of the first three-dimensional products of the De Stijl movement. Its form took inspiration from chair designs by Frank Lloyd Wright.
This object was
George R. Kravis II.
It is credited
Gift of George R. Kravis II.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 85.7 × 66 × 83.8 cm (33 3/4 in. × 26 in. × 33 in.)
It is signed
paper label with "G.A.v.d. GROENEKAN Utrechtsweg 315, DE BILT" [typescript]/ "NEDERLAND." [handwritten in pen], taped to bottom of chair
Cite this object as
Red Blue Chair, designed 1919; executed ca 1955; Designed by Gerrit Rietveld (Dutch, 1888–1964); painted and stained pine and plywood; H x W x D: 85.7 × 66 × 83.8 cm (33 3/4 in. × 26 in. × 33 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2018-22-36
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.