Corner Chair by Thijs Rinsema

Corner Chair by Thijs Rinsema I56A0987
Tagged Corner Chair by Thijs Rinsema I56A0986

Corner Chair by Thijs Rinsema I56A0988

Corner Chair by Thijs Rinsema

I’ve featured a similar corner chair earlier as if being designed by Theo van Doesburg, a member of the Dutch Stijl Group of which Gerrit Rietveld and Piet Mondrian were other members. It seems I misread the tags in the Belvedere Museum then. These photo’s I took at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (or The Hague Municipal museum of modern art) recently and I’ve added the tag which shows the The Hague Museum as the owner of the chair. They should know best the provenance of their chair.

Thijs Rinsema was not a member of De Stijl, but was a good friend of Theo van Doesburg and did know Gerrit Rietveld.

Chair by Theo van Doesburg or Thijs Rinsema?

Chair by Theo van Doesburg
As we have the habit of publishing one type of chair per post and I had 3 photos of a chair designed by Theo van Doesburg I rather share my second photo immediately after the first post about him.

Armchair by Theo van Doesburg’s Friend Thijs Rinsema

Armchair by Theo van Doesburg

Theo van Doesburg is probably, like the Guardian said last year at the occasion of a Van Doesburg Overview in London’s Tate, ” The Forgotten artist of the avant garde“.

He was born as Christian Emil Marie Küpper in 1883.

Together with Piet Mondriaan (or Mondrian) who he met in 1915, he was one of the founders of De Stijl in 1917, both a magazine and an art movement.

He worked 2 years in Weimar at the Bauhaus under Walter Gropius and with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Also clear is that he influenced (and got influenced by) both Piet Mondiaan (or Mondrian) and Gerrit Rietveld who were members of De Stijl as well.

I took this photo in December 2007 when I visited Museum Belvédère near Heereveen, about 1.5 hr driving north east of Amsterdam.