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Wes Barwick
24th Dec 2005, 01:41 PM
I am looking for plans for Rietveld Red and Blue chair. If anyone has a link, or would be willing to send a copy that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Shedhand
25th Dec 2005, 06:30 PM
I am looking for plans for Rietveld Red and Blue chair. If anyone has a link, or would be willing to send a copy that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.Here you go.


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Red & Blue chair (1918)
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The subtile mechanical principle of the chair is not so obvious.
Explanation: When a person sits in the chair the seat will transmit his weight to the vertical member which in its turn will transmit the load to the lower horizontal member, but when the load shifts to the chair's back the vertical member will stop and lean in the opposite direction. The movement are based on the side rail which acts like a two-way spring.
So the chair has a mechanical point too.
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Colors:
Posts and laths: Black stain with end grain chrome-yellow-lemon (or cadmium-yellow-lemon) or black stain with end grain aluminum paint
Back: Vemillon
Seat: Dark Ultramarine
Drawing by Morten Nyboe, 1993


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"The chair was specifically built to show that it is possible to create something beautiful, a spatial creation, with simple machine- processed parts. I cut a board of wood into planks and squares. I then sawed the middle part into two for the seat and the backrest, and I made the frame part out of the different lengths of plank. But as I was working on the chair, it never crossed my mind that one day it would become so significant that it would even influence architecture."
Gerrit Rietveld, about the Red-Blue chair
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"The so-called red-blue chair, the chair made of two boards and a number of laths, that chair was made to the end of showing that a thing of beauty e.g.
A spatial object, could be made of nothing but straight, machined materials. So I had the plank sawn into strips and laths; the center part I sawed in two halves, so I had a seat and a back and then, with the laths of various lengths I constructed the chair. When making that thing, it never occurred to me that it would prove to be all that meaningful for myself and possibly for others too; that it would even have an impact on architecture, and when I was given the opportunity of making a house that was based on the very same principles as were incorporated in the chair, I jumped at the occasion, of course."
Gerrit Rietveld, 1963




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Rietveld wished to design furniture it was possible to mass produce, that was cheap, so that anyone was allowed to buy them.
From a social point of view he wished to relieve the labourer from the boredom of hard and repetitive work, by means of machines.


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"The fact that I am constantly concerned with this extraordinary idea of the awakening of consciousness, may account for my work to be inevitably oriented towards spatial problems. Scaling of undefined space to human proportions may be achieved by a line drawn on a road, a floor, a wall, a covering surface, a combination of vertical and horizontal planes, curved or flat, transparent or massive. It is never a partitioning or closing off, but always a defining element of what is here and there, above and below, between and around."
Gerrit Rietveld, about defining space


Red-Blue chair close-up (http://www.geocities.com/gerritrietveld/rb-close.htm)


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"Rietveld made a chair, and with it he signaled the most radical change in language of architecture for five hundred.years!"
C. St.John Wilson


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Shedhand
25th Dec 2005, 06:42 PM
I am looking for plans for Rietveld Red and Blue chair. If anyone has a link, or would be willing to send a copy that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
or you can buy a book of plans including for the red and blue chair here http://www.cambiumbooks.com/books/furniture_projects/9068682806/

its a USA site.
Cheers

kavuman
13th Jan 2006, 02:09 AM
Talking about plans, if anyone needs a set of computer drawn plans e-mail me. It is much easier to look at than the sloppy drawings that I know you guys have. Also, I am thinking about making a completely free plans website. So if anyone has plans they want to donate, send them over.

channa
13th Jan 2006, 11:02 PM
Talking about plans, if anyone needs a set of computer drawn plans e-mail me. It is much easier to look at than the sloppy drawings that I know you guys have. Also, I am thinking about making a completely free plans website. So if anyone has plans they want to donate, send them over.
Hey Kavuman - welcome to the forum, how about posting some examples of your work to give us an idea of what you can do?

Shedhand
13th Jan 2006, 11:46 PM
I wonder if Wes Barwick got his answer I posted.:confused:

I'd like to see your work too cobber!

duchampski
14th Jan 2006, 07:47 AM
Just what the web needs another free plans site. :D Just Google (http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rls=GGLD,GGLD:2004-48,GGLD:en&q=free+woodworking+plans) it, you'll find pretty much anything. Hmm, just checked...3.2 million results :eek:

channa
14th Jan 2006, 10:28 AM
Just what the web needs another free plans site. :D Just Google (http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rls=GGLD,GGLD:2004-48,GGLD:en&q=free+woodworking+plans) it, you'll find pretty much anything. Hmm, just checked...3.2 million results :eek:
Yabadabadoo. but do any of them actually have free plans?

duchampski
14th Jan 2006, 11:54 AM
I visit the www.freewoodworkingplan.com (http://www.freewoodworkingplan.com) site mostly its pretty good. Seems like every day they add new stuff they find. You have to surf through some of the ads though. Easy place to figure once you use it a couple times. Took me a while :D Just look towards the center of the page. The rest of the stuff is just ads or links to other stuff they have. I guess that's how they pay for their time...nothin in life is free. :eek: :D :D

channa
14th Jan 2006, 05:15 PM
Thanks for the link - I've have a hopefull look, but it looks like your link has been hijacked by a timber company (Homestead Hardwoods in Ohio):(

duchampski
14th Jan 2006, 11:50 PM
... been hijacked ...

I might have done a typo... try www.freewoodworkingplan.com (http://www.freewoodworkingplan.com) :rolleyes:

kavuman
21st Jan 2006, 03:05 AM
Hey Kavuman - welcome to the forum, how about posting some examples of your work to give us an idea of what you can do?

Channa thanks - Here are some examples of the finished project of my plans. The plans are more detailed showing dimensions and cut diagrams. These are just finished pictures of what the plans would look like.

RedSoxCoder
21st Jan 2006, 04:14 AM
Does anyone know how you're supposed to connect the seat and the back to the horizontal beams ? Without using screws or L-braces ofcourse, just dowels and glue :)

Thanks !

djarum
31st Jan 2006, 03:06 PM
If you are still looking for information I used a plan from americian woodworker as a jumping off point for my plans (april 2000) it was a good article which shows all the jigs you could make to assemble the chair in no time. They used slats for chair seat and back which I changed on mine to 2 sheets of hardwood plywood.They had the whole article online at one point by now seems to be gone.
Here's what is still in the internet archive
http://web.archive.org/web/20001017130102/www.americanwoodworker.com/200004/outdoor.html


Here is an exploded view and cut list.
http://www.cs.hut.fi/Opinnot/T-106.270/2003/Ohjeet/files/2003-05-09-chair.pdf

I drilled holes on the back side of the supports that hold the siting surfaces and use dowels and glue along with a couple screws and then used wood filler. I drilled on the underside of the supports so the only way you could see the discolorations is if you are laying on the ground or flip the chair over. You can really hide the holes well, I wouldn't wory to much about it. I can upload picks of mine if you want.
Hopes this helps if you are still working on it.

barrysumpter
30th Mar 2006, 05:04 PM
Just curious - Its verty cool looking work of art - is this a comfortable seat?

djarum
1st Apr 2006, 12:02 PM
Yes,
It's actually pretty comfortable, more than you would think. I have fallen asleep in mine a couple times...but you wake up with a numb butt.

billearp
11th Oct 2006, 05:05 AM
Does anybody have this issue and would email the red-blue article. I would like to make several of these chairs and the archive site mentioned templates for rapidly making multiple chairs. But those images are not available on the archive site. Cut list from the article helps a lot. Thanks from a new member.

billearp
11th Oct 2006, 10:48 AM
If you are still looking for information I used a plan from americian woodworker as a jumping off point for my plans (april 2000) it was a good article which shows all the jigs you could make to assemble the chair in no time. They used slats for chair seat and back which I changed on mine to 2 sheets of hardwood plywood.They had the whole article online at one point by now seems to be gone.
Here's what is still in the internet archive
http://web.archive.org/web/20001017130102/www.americanwoodworker.com/200004/outdoor.html


Here is an exploded view and cut list.
http://www.cs.hut.fi/Opinnot/T-106.270/2003/Ohjeet/files/2003-05-09-chair.pdf

I drilled holes on the back side of the supports that hold the siting surfaces and use dowels and glue along with a couple screws and then used wood filler. I drilled on the underside of the supports so the only way you could see the discolorations is if you are laying on the ground or flip the chair over. You can really hide the holes well, I wouldn't wory to much about it. I can upload picks of mine if you want.
Hopes this helps if you are still working on it.

Looking for personal use copy of american woodworker 4/2000 for complete article on this chair. The first site above is not complete but refers to jigs to allow quick work in making multiple chairs. This is what I need. Can anyone help out?

aya
19th Dec 2008, 05:23 AM
hello ,
I am looking for plans & details for Rietveld berlin chair. If anyone can help, that would be greatly appretiated .
Thanks.

landunter
13th Jan 2009, 03:25 PM
Hi there,
I am wondering if anyone can help me in hunting down a detailed plan for the Rietveld buffet (1919 or Elling buffet) any help would be great

cheers

pygro
11th Apr 2009, 08:32 AM
I make mi oun chair with the perfect mesures

if some want like tu have i can send de google sketchup archive

its perfect.......

see you

yo realize mi silla y tengo los planos con las medidas perfectas si alguien los quiere los tengo en formato google sketchup para que lo vean y lo analicen

saludos

pellejero@cantv.net