Red and Blue becomes Black and Green – 2016 IMM Cologne (01)



No, unfortunately I haven’t visited IMM Cologne in 2016, but I plan to do so again in 2017. Via Design Boom I found out that Patricia Urquiola had designed Cassina’s stand there (and later in Milan). It was in celebration of Cassina’s 90th Anniversary. She used a temporary Rietveld installation in Arnhem of 1955 later used for the sculpture garden of the Kröller-Müller Museum. Cassina had designed a MutAzioni series for the occasion and the Black and Green Rietveld was one of that series.

Collapsed Rietveld Red and Blue

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I found this tongue in cheek postcard of a collapsed Rietveld Red and Blue chair in a museumshop.

Aluminum Chair by Gerrit Rietveld

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Aluminum Chair by Gerrit Rietveld

I took the photo of the Aluminum Rietveld Chair in the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum for Modern Art which has a large chair collection. I find the use of aluminum atypical for Rietveld, but he did research all sorts of material for his chairs. Vitra Design Museum has one as well and suggests this chair originally was designed to be made of fiber board…

Rietveld’s Berlin Chair

Berlin Chair by Rietveld Front I56A0992a

Berlin Chair by Rietveld Right Side I56A0990

Berlin Chair by Rietveld Right sideI56A0991

Rietveld’s Berlin Chair

I’m kind of proud a Google search Berlin Chair by Rietveld results in a first place for a photo featured in a prior post.
Finally I’ve my own photo’s of the very chair. The Stedelijk in Amsterdam has one.
In addition there is one up for sale at Phillips today.
Estimate £12,000 – 18,000.
Curious what it’s result will be.
Upodate: Sold for £16,250

Rietveld Red and Blue Extended by D-W-A

Rietveld Red and Blue Extended edition

Rietveld Red and Blue Extended by D-W-A (1)

Inspired by The 2011 Rietveld Year music inspired designers collective D-W-A has taken it up to reinterpret Rietveld’s Red and Blue Chair, inspired so by different music genres.

The reDesign project is based on a 12” vinyl single release and is realized at a scale of 1:3 so as to keep the pieces around 12″. This iconic chair has been interpreted according to various musical genres including pop, classical, chill-out and dub.

Found them via architizer