Piet Mondrian "Composition No. 10" (1939–1942)

De Stijl Style and Primary Colours

The De Stijl Movement which means “The Style” was founded in 1917 by Dutch artist and critic Theo van Doesburg and joined by artist Piet Mondrian and architect, designer and painter Gerrit Rietveld.

The movement used simple geometric forms such as squares, rectangles and straight lines and primary colours together with black and white, believing in clean lines, form and function. 

The De Stijl Movement included not only art, but industrial design, typography and influenced architecture in the 1920’s – 1930’s which became known as The International Style. 

The use of the geometric shape and also the three primary colours have inspired architecture and interiors still to this day.

Red and Blue Chair 1918| Gerrit Rietveld | Dutch designer | De Stijl Movement
Gerrit Rietveld ‘s Red and Blue Chair
De Stijl Founder and Artist Theo Van Doesburg's Composition V11
Theo Van Doesburg’s Composition V11
Gerrit Rietveld Architect designed the schroder House in 1923
Schroder House designed by Gerrit Rietveld
Piet Mondrian - Composition II in Red, Blue, and Yellow, 1930 | De Stijl Movement
Piet Mondrian’s Composition II in Red, Blue and Yellow
Primary colours and geopmetric shapes, rectangles and squares used in the interior of the Schroder house
Primary colours used in the Shroder house interior
Bedroom designed using the primary colours of the De Stijl movement
A teenager’s bedroom design influenced by Mondrian
Entrance hall floating wall unit using primary colours
A wall hung unit using primary colours and geometrical shapes
Mondrian influenced this kitchen design
A Mondrian style kitchen design
Gerrit Rietveld's Schroeder table
The Schroeder table designed by Gerrit Rietveld
Red, Blue and Yellow furniture
The colours of red, blue and yellow furniture look so good together

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