Lounge chair with frame in solid beechwood lacquered in black and yellow. Seat and back is plywood lacquered in red and blue. Red and Blue Chair MADE IN ITALY.
The Red and Blue Chair designed in 1917-1918 was at the forefront of the experiments undertaken by members of the Dutch-based De Stijl movement. The group sought to instill Neoplatonic thought into design, creating ultimate objects that expressed the perfection and spiritual harmony of geometry and primary colour. The original chair was constructed of unstained beech wood and was not painted, but in 1918 Reitveld repainted it in red, blue, yellow and black to echo the paintings of fellow De Stijl member Peit Mondrian. This color scheme made the chair almost disappear against the black walls and floor of the Schröder house where it was placed.
65,5 x 88 x 83 cm