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De Stijl Furniture

De Stijl

It has been more than 100 years since the founding of the Dutch art and design movement known as De Stijl.

It was in October of 1917 that artist, architect and critic Theo van Doesburg released the first issue of De Stijl magazine. A platform for artists, designers and architects to express their revolutionary new ideas, the journal was a launching point for what would become an international movement. Meaning “the Style,” De Stijl was an attempt at pure abstraction — one centered on the use of primary colors and perpendicular lines as a utopian expression of a harmonious world.

Along with van Doesburg, the group’s most integral members were Bart van der Leck, Gerrit Rietveld and Piet Mondrian, whose geometric red, yellow, blue and black “Composition” paintings remain the most recognizable work of the movement. Mondrian used the term “neoplasticism” to describe the abstract art that he and his friends produced.

Not just an art movement, however, De Stijl also had a profound impact on modern design and architecture. It would go on to influence Bauhaus and the International Style of architecture. Although it was disbanded in 1931, De Stijl continues to inspire the popular imagination today, and De Stijl creators and their ilk are responsible for timeless works (some of which can be found on 1stDibs).

Made from two plywood plates and 15 connecting bars, the Red and Blue chair is a calling card of the De Stijl movement. Designed by architect Gerrit Rietveld, the chair is most often referred to as the Rietveld chair, likely because it didn’t actually get its signature De Stijl colors until the early 1920s.

Also designed by Rietveld, this asymmetrical side table was constructed for his first residential commission, the Rietveld Schröder House in Utrecht, which is now a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Mondrian is the De Stijl group’s most well-known member. His familiar black lines with red, yellow and blue blocks are still reproduced in artworks and products today.

Russian-American artist Ilya Bolotowsky was highly interested in the work of Piet Mondrian. A founding member of the New York–based American Abstract Artists — other founders included Ray Kaiser (later Eames) and Josef Albers — Bolotowsky was smitten with Mondrian’s pure geometric abstractions from the period when lived in New York. In this signed, untitled silkscreen print from around 1970, you can see Bolotowsky’s use of hard-edge vertical and horizontal lines, as well as primary colors, although he didn’t limit himself to this palette.

Mondrian is the De Stijl group’s most well-known member. His familiar black lines with red, yellow and blue blocks are still reproduced in artworks and products today. In the 1960s, Yves Saint Laurent designed the Mondrian Collection of cocktail dresses. This wall mirror by Italian manufacturer Rimadesio is among the many decor pieces created in the likeness of Mondrian.

On 1stDibs, find De Stijl lighting, De Stijl decorative objects and more.

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Style: De Stijl
After Gerrit Rietveld
Located in San Diego, CA
This is a great example of the Military chair designed by Gerrit Rietveld, this chair shows heavy patina which is what we love about this chair. We don't know when, where or who made...
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20th Century Dutch De Stijl Furniture

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Oak, Plywood

Zeki Muren Vintage Sivas Rug with with De Stijl Mondrian Cubist Art Deco Style
By Theo van Doesburg, Piet Mondrian, Zeki Müren
Located in Dallas, TX
52578 Zeki Muren Vintage Sivas Rug with with De Stijl Mondrian Cubist Art Deco Style. Displaying balanced symmetry and bold geometric shapes combined with a lovingly time-worn compos...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish De Stijl Furniture

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Wool

"Mondrian" Moser Crystal Vase
Located in Paris, FR
The crystal Vase "Mondrian" was designed by Michal Kožený for the famous luxury glass factory Moser. Made of the most luxury Czech crystal, this Mondrian vase is inspired by the fam...
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2010s Czech De Stijl Furniture

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Crystal

Pair of Gerrit Rietveld Zig Zag Chairs, 1920s
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Perhaps the best pair of Gerrit Rietveld Zig Zag chairs, 1960s.
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Early 20th Century De Stijl Furniture

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Elm

Enameled Steel and Plexiglas 'De Stijl' Style Light Sculpture, Italy, 1970
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Beautiful large-scale Italian light sculpture dating from the 1970s clearly reflecting the influence of the Dutch 'De Stijl' movement and very much in the style of the work of the 'D...
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1970s Italian Vintage De Stijl Furniture

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Steel

Pair of Gerrit Rietveld Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of armchairs in the manner of Gerrit Thomas Rietveld red blue chair Gerard van de Groenekanesign iconic chair of all design chairs, this rare and worldwide famous so called red ...
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1960s French Vintage De Stijl Furniture

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Wood, Maple, Plywood, Lacquer, Paint

Libellule, StudioManda, Pendant Light, Colored Stained Glass, Led, Lebanon, 2019
Located in Beirut, LB
Libellule, Georges Mohasseb Design, 2019 Dating back to the Roman Empire, colored stained glass has always been juxtaposed to create beautiful art, especially when the light goes th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Lebanese De Stijl Furniture

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Stainless Steel, Brass

Line Chair 'Oak veneer and Metal structure' - Gerrit Rietveld inspiration
Located in Paris, FR
Chair by Russian designer Dmitry Samygin Oak veneer and metal tube. Measures: 95 cm x 42 cm x 52 cm (37.5 x 16.5 x 20.5 in).        
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21st Century and Contemporary Russian De Stijl Furniture

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Metal

Set of Ten Early 'Zig Zag' Chairs by Gerrit Rietveld for Cassina, 1973, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This set of ten early year 'Zig Zag' chairs by Gerrit Rietveld for Cassina are the holy grail of collectors pieces. Extremely rare and coveted, original 'Zig Zag' chairs are a part o...
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1970s Italian Vintage De Stijl Furniture

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Wood

Gerrit Rietveld Buizenlamp Tubular Lamp Holland, 1950
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very important typical and well known ceiling lamp designed by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld in 1922. This lamp is very typical for how Rietveld designed. What is the minimum of items we ne...
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1950s Dutch Vintage De Stijl Furniture

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Wood, Plywood, Glass

'Buizenlamp' Attributed to Gerrit Rietveld
Located in JM Haarlem, NL
This Minimalist tube light was originally conceived in 1922 by the famous Dutch designer Gerrit Rietveld, for the office of a general practitioner. Over the years, until the 1990s an...
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1960s Dutch Vintage De Stijl Furniture

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Metal

Pair of Plywood Dutch Constructivist Style Chairs
Located in Surbiton, GB
A great pair of handmade plywood prototype chairs in the Dutch constructivist style. Dimensions (cm, approx): Height: 106 Width: 49 Depth: 59 Both chairs are in fair cond...
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20th Century British De Stijl Furniture

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Plywood

"Farmer" Chair and Side Table by Gerd Lange for Bofinger
Located in London, GB
A black canvas chair and matching side table representing the best of Dutch modernist design. With a nod to De Stijl and the craftsmanship of Pierre Chapo, this 1960s set has an inge...
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1960s Dutch Vintage De Stijl Furniture

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Canvas, Oak

Gerrit T Rietveld style Red and Blue Armchair
Located in Den Haag, NL
Hand made red blue chair, Rietveld style manipulated rectilinear volumes and examined the interaction of vertical and horizontal planes in much the same way as he did in his archite...
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1970s Dutch Vintage De Stijl Furniture

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Beech

JJP Oud Dining Set Kollektor Perpetuel Holland, 1979
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Rare dining set designed by J.J.P. Oud and manufactured by Kollektor Perpetuel Den Haag, Holland 1979. This set was originally designed for eissenhof Siedlung Stuttgart in 1927. This...
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1970s Dutch Vintage De Stijl Furniture

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Metal

De Stijl Style Geometric Abstract Painting, Circa 1960
Located in Rochester, NY
Large decorative geometric abstract painting on masonite board in the style of the De Stijl. Anonymous work, circa 1960. Look at all pictures and read condition report in comment sec...
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Mid-20th Century De Stijl Furniture

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Wood, Masonite, Paint

Gerrit Rietveld, Red Blue Chair, De Stijl Modern, 1918
Located in Malibu, US
The Red and Blue Chair is a chair designed in 1917 by Gerrit Rietveld. It represents one of the first explorations by the De Stijl art movement in three dimensions. The original c...
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1970s Dutch Vintage De Stijl Furniture

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Wood, Lacquer

Three Multicolored RAAK 'Stijl Relief' Appliques by Willem van Oyen
By RAAK
Located in Echt, NL
Very nice RAAK Appliques inspired by the works of ‘De Stijl’ group Design: Willem van Oyen Model C-1699, Stijl Relief Tableau of thick colored glass made in different hei...
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1960s Dutch Vintage De Stijl Furniture

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Metal

Piet Zwart Exhibition Poster
By Piet Zwart
Located in New York, NY
Original poster for the exhibition "Piet Zwart Ontwerper (Designer)" held at the Haags Gemeentmuseum in the Netherlands in 1973. Zwart was a Dutch photographer, Industrial designer, ...
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1970s Dutch Vintage De Stijl Furniture

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Paper

Gerrit Thomas Rietveld Utrecht Sofa Metz & Co, 1960
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
One of the few actual comfortable seats designed by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld for Metz en Co, 1935. This chair is special because it's the first upholstered chair designed by Rietveld. ...
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1930s Dutch Vintage De Stijl Furniture

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Fabric, Wood

Bart van der Leck Packaging Bag Metz & Co Holland, 1935
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very nice packaging bag designed by Bart van der Leck for Metz & Co in 1935. These bags were designed as present or packaging materials for the Metz & Co shop in Amsterdam and Den Ha...
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1930s Dutch Vintage De Stijl Furniture

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Glass, Wood, Paper

Rare Dutch 1930's 'De Stijl' Shelving Unit in the Style of Gerrit Rietveld
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
A rare find this 1930's Rietveld style shelving. The 8 lacquered solid wooden shelves slide over 4 tubular metal uprights and are mounted by a simple (Rietveld like) construction....
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1930s Dutch Vintage De Stijl Furniture

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Metal

Gerrit Rietveld Tea Cart Metz & Co, circa 1945
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Ultra rare and quite unique tea cart designed by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, designed and made probably by Gerard van de Groenekan for Metz & Co ca 1945. This tea cart is one of the very...
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1940s Dutch Vintage De Stijl Furniture

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Softwood

Vintage de Stijl style Studio Craft Oak Armchair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Interesting architectural rectilinear design employing solid quarter sawn oak, c. 1960s. Possibly European due to the use of French Oak, and the unusual, Neo-rationalist form. Constr...
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1960s French Vintage De Stijl Furniture

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Oak

1980s Italian Postmodernist Memphis Style Chairs Set of 4 Available
Located in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
1980s Bauhaus style chairs designed and manufactured in Italy. Black lacquered wooden frame with hand painted red square detail. Black metal back supports. Four available. Sign...
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1980s Italian Vintage De Stijl Furniture

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Metal

De Stijl
Located in Richmond, VA
De Stijl: The Formative Years, a hardback coffee table book discussing the artistic movement, De Stijl, between 1917 and 1922. First edition, published in 1982, 284 pages. "This ...
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Early 20th Century De Stijl Furniture

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Paper

Ado Ko Verzuu Puzzel Box Model 259 Holland 1939
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very rare puzzle tiles box model 259. designed by Ko Verzuu for Ado Holland in 1939. Ado means Arbeid door onvolwaardigen, translated; labor by incapacitated, which makes this an eve...
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1930s Dutch Vintage De Stijl Furniture

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Plywood

Dutch De Stijl Round Chrome & Red Acrylic Table Oil Warmer by Daalderop Tiel
Located in Port Hope, ON
This Dutch De Stijl chrome plated, black Bakelite and red Acrylic oil lamp/table warmer is the round version of these iconic designs of Dutch company, Daalerdrop Tiel. The round top ...
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1930s Dutch Vintage De Stijl Furniture

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Chrome

Dutch De Stijl Nickel & Bakelite Square Oil Lamp/Table Warmer by Daalerdrop Tiel
Located in Port Hope, ON
This Dutch De Stijl nickel plated and orange Bakelite oil lamp/table warmer is the square version of these iconic designs of Dutch company, Daalerdrop Tiel. The square housing is in ...
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1930s Dutch Vintage De Stijl Furniture

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Nickel

Minimalistic Cabinet "De Stijl" Style, The Netherlands, 1960's
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Black and grey wooden cabinet. The designer is unknown but was clearly inspired by "De Stijl", Mondriaan and Rietveld.
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1960s Dutch Vintage De Stijl Furniture

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Wood

Jo Niemeyer Constructivist Art
Located in Weesp, NL
Jo Niemeyer Variation 1988 serigraph/silkscreen print on paper. Ltd. 63/150 and signed by artist with pencil in the bottom right hand corner. For many of us Jo Niemeyer is not the...
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1980s German Vintage De Stijl Furniture

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Paper

Gerrit Rietveld Modular Cabinets Holland, 1935
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Modernist pair of cabinets from a modular system designed by Gerrit Rietveld with help of Truus Schroder, Holland 1935. These two cabinets come from a set of nine purchased by the fa...
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1930s Vintage De Stijl Furniture

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Plywood

Hildo Krop Important Cabinet in Oak, Designed for His Own Home, De Stijl, 1930
Located in The Hague, NL
This unique wardrobe cabinet was designed and executed by Hildo Krop for his own home, circa 1930. The large cabinet is made of black stained oak with lacquered red and blue oak legs...
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1930s Dutch Vintage De Stijl Furniture

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Oak, Mirror, Wood

A.D. Copier, Leerdam, NL 1923, Unica Number 13, Important Early Masterpiece
Located in Verviers, BE
This beautiful globular vase was made in 1923 and is the earliest recorded example of Unica by Andries Dirk Copier. It is fully signed, marked and verified and has no damage at all. ...
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1920s Dutch Vintage De Stijl Furniture

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Glass

Ado Ko Verzuu Toy Truck Houthandel, 1948
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very rare toy ‘houthandel’ (wood transport) truck designed by Ko Verzuu for Ado Holland in 1948. Ado means Arbeid door onvolwaardigen, translated; labor by incapacitated, which makes...
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1940s Vintage De Stijl Furniture

Bart van der Leck Packaging Box Metz & Co Holland, 1935
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very nice large storage box designed by Bart van der Leck for Metz & Co in 1935. These boxes were designed as present/packaging boxes for the Metz & Co shop in Amsterdam and Den Haag...
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1930s Dutch Vintage De Stijl Furniture

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Paper

Pair of White Painted Austrian Cube Chairs in the Manner of Josef Hoffmann
Located in Buffalo, NY
Pair of white painted Austrian cube even armchairs in the manner of Josef Hoffmann, original white painted finish, Arts & Crafts style pierced open lattice work, stunning.
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1910s Austrian Vintage De Stijl Furniture

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Wood

Pair of 1932 Dutch Avant Garde, Model 32 Chairs by Paul Schuitema for D3
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Very rare set of chromed tubular and red skai leather canvas chairs by Paul Schuitema These are Model 32 designed in 1932 and manufactured by D3 in the Netherlands These are m...
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1930s Dutch Vintage De Stijl Furniture

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Metal

Red and White Painted "Fischel" Chair, France, circa 1920s-1930s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Lovely design and colors for this chair by Fischel, a company launched in the late 19th century and following in the same vein as Thonet and Köhn. The style here is reminiscent of D...
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Early 20th Century French De Stijl Furniture

Utrecht Sofa by Gerrit Rietveld by Cassina
Located in San Francisco, CA
A very early edition of Gerrit Rietveld's Utrecht sofa designed in 1935 and made by Cassina in the late 1960s. This curved back sofa retains the original red wool flannel fabric with...
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1960s Dutch Vintage De Stijl Furniture

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Fabric

Mondrian De Stijl Style Club Chair in Microsuede
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A gorgeous chair, clearly an homage to Mondrian and or the De Stijl movement. This chair is upholstered in a microsuede fabric and is sure to bring a needed pop of color to any home ...
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1990s De Stijl Furniture

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Fabric

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