Gerrit Rietveld

Gerrit Rietveld (1888 – 1964) was a famous Dutch architect and furniture designer. A pioneer of modern design. Associated with the “De Stijl” movement, his progressive approach to architecture and furniture made a huge impact in the Netherlands and internationally. De Stijl still serves as inspiration to the modern-day Dutch Design movement. The movement was founded in 1917 including: Theo van Doesburg, Piet Mondriaan and Bart van der Leck. Rietveld had joined this movement as an architect and furniture designer.

Lensvelt is the exclusive distributor of the Military Series by Gerrit Rietveld since 2017.


Military Series

In 1923, Rietveld designed the Military series for the Catholic Military Home in Utrecht. In this series, using bolts and nuts to connect wooden elements rather than the traditional wooden dowel pins. Robust, strong and notable due to the use of cross beams and contrasting colors. The table top is made of solid oak that is painted natural, whitewash, white, black or red. The frame whose ends are finished with a contrasting color is available in white, black or red or grey.