Rietveld, Gerrit

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Name
Rietveld, Gerrit Gender: M
Gerrit Thomas Rietveld
born on 24 June 1888 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Utrecht, Netherlands, 52n06, 5e07
Timezone LMT m5e07 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 03°02' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 07°19 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 17°58'



Gerrit Rietveld (1962)
photo: Oscar at Dutch Wikipedia, license gfdl

Biography

Dutch furniture designer and architect. One of the principal members of the Dutch artistic movement called De Stijl, Rietveld is famous for his Red and Blue Chair and for the Rietveld Schröder House, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000.

The Rietveld Schröder House, built in 1924, in close collaboration with the owner Truus Schröder-Schräder, has a conventional ground floor, but is radical on the top floor, lacking fixed walls but instead relying on sliding walls to create and change living spaces. The design seems like a three-dimensional realization of a Mondrian painting.

He died on 25 June 1964, aged 76, in Utrecht.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate no. 1479 from the Utrecht archives: "des morgens te vijf uur" (at five o'clock in the morning).

Categories

  • Vocation : Building Trades : Architect/ Planner
  • Vocation : Building Trades : Interior design (Furniture designer)