De Stijl / Bauhaus Form - Chair Study
After a study focus on Bauhaus, De Stijl artistic and design movements and study of and work of significant artists, I distinguished a really interesting and eccentric chair that is part of MOMA collection. That is the world-renowned “Red Blue Chair” designed by Gerrit Rietveld between 1918 and 1923. That chair is probably one of the most famous chairs in the design history, monopolizing discussion around form and the goal or vision behind furniture designers work. I decided to attempt a study, a practical effort to manufacture a chair characterized by the same or similar form principals and aesthetics’ rules.
The chair I designed and made acquired a much more conservative, practical and simple form. A horizontal plane serves as the basic seat and the rest can be characterized as usual structure of a chair with 2 basic pillars on the edges. An additional difference is the lack of arms. There has been use of 4 colors (green, red, blue and yellow). Most of the chair parts was made by junk wood, leftovers from a friend’s carpentry shop. The painting of the chair took place after construction.