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GERRIT RIETVELD

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GERRIT RIETVELD

Walker, Design by Ruth Mateus-Berr & Pia Scharler

Steel, Wood, colors: red, blue, yellow, black

70.00x260.00x70.00

2024

GERRIT RIETVELD is a rollator reminiscent of the Red and Blue Chair designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1917. It is one of the first three-dimensional designs of the De Stijl movement. 

One of the functions of Rietveld's chairs, with their hard seats and backrests, is to sharpen our senses, to make us alert and attentive, a kind of antipode to comfort. But when we are old and have impairments, we can no longer choose this. At the same time, we should remain mobile and interactive in old age.

DEMEDARTS is an artistic research project of the Center for Didactics for Art and Interdisciplinary Education at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.

Funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), within the PEEK-program (Programm zur Erweiterung und Erschließung der Künste): A-609 ; Project DOI: 10.55776/AR609

The project runs from: February 2020 – January 2023

 

2024 Arte Laguna Prize for Art & Design. International Prize for Contemporary Art.

AWARD FUNDER: Italian Cultural association MoCA (Modern Contemporary Art)

Ruth Mateus-Berr and Pia Scharler

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