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Red and Blue: the Sculpture-Chair by Rietveld for Cassina

Cassina offers the “I Maestri” catalogue which contains several icons of international product design. Timeless beauty and modernity are the main features of the sculpture-chair by Rietveld named Red and Blue, with its perfect, pure and rational shape. Designed in 1918 and produced starting in 1973, this piece is identified as an icon of Neoplasticism in any book that talks about the Dutch De Stijl movement.

This armchair communicates the poetry of Mondrian, who was always seeking the basic nature of things, made up of harmonic primary colours and right angles only. Rietveld made the first prototypes of this splendid chair back in 1918, setting the coloured parts next to the black structure as Mondrian’s would have. This is the origin of the product’s name variation: from Slat Chair it has become Red and Blue.

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