Ground-breaking architect and designer Gerrit Rietveld is now being celebrated by Phaidon in a beautiful book. A key member of the de Stijl movement along with Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesburg, Rietveld’s influence on the 20th century and beyond cannot be underestimated. From his first great design masterpiece, the Red-Blue Chair, to his final design for the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Rietveld’s experimental and unconventional work radically changed the development of architecture and design.

Anyway, we know it’s one of the few 20th century buildings to be given UNESCO World Heritage Monument status and everything, but we would love to move into Rietveld’s 1924 Schröder House. We would even humour the thousands of architecture pilgrims that flock there every year.

Gerrit Rietveld will be published in December.

Mo, deputy chief sub-editor


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