Vintage Reproduction Gerrit Rietveld Style Red and Blue Chair.

Designed in 1917 by Dutch Designer Gerrit Rietveld the Red and Blue Chair is perhaps one of the most influential and recognisable furniture designs of the twentieth century.

Praised for redefining traditional notions of form and space within the confines of a practical household object, the design blurred the boundaries between painting, sculpture, and architecture. By reducing standard form to a series of simple blocks Rietveld delineated space while at the same time not containing it.

His use of bold primary colours disguised the natural form of the material and objectified the whole. This concept is often referred to as neoplasticism and was the major tenet of the De Stijl movement in Holland in the early twentieth century. The contacts that he made at De Stijl gave him the opportunity to exhibit abroad and in 1923, Walter Gropius invited Rietveld to exhibit at the Bauhaus.

This pretty much perfect reproduction, circa 1980s, has been expertly constructed and is a great opportunity to own a piece of 20th Century Design history without the designer price tag.

In general good condition with wear and markings commensurate with age and use as photographed.

Made by the late ceramicist Chris Lucas. Chris Lucas is most widely known for his thrown, press moulded and hand built bottle and container forms in reduced stoneware. He is among many potters included in the book ‘British Studio Potters’ Marks’ by Eric Yates-Owen and Robert Fournier, the first comprehensive directory of 20th century British Studio Potters.

Lucas worked primarily as a teacher at Cumbria College of Art & Design, then latterly at Nelson Thomlinson School in Wigton for many years before his recent passing.

Measures approximately 64cm wide, 94cm deep and 114cm tall with a seat height of 43cm.

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