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updated: august 2007
 
 

signs in Rietveld's red blue chair analyzed

the modular grid

 
 
 
  look also at the lesson on modules
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The most innovative aspect of the Rietveld red blue chair is perhaps its design on a modular grid. Here I shall analyze the problems he had to solve within these self imposed restriction. Chairs effectively serve to assist man to stay in a possibly comfortable way in a sitting position and as such they have more in common with anthropometry than with mathematics. Rietveld has his motives to solve this equation.

 Rietveld, red blue chair, modular grid, human proportions, ergonomy, semiotics