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Side Table: M.2-2022

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Side Table


Designer: Rietveld, Gerrit Thomas
Maker: Groenekan, Gerard A. van der




Side table, beech and beech-veneered plywood, comprising five different geometric elements, all interlocking, painted black, white, red, yellow and blue (a red circular base, three black and white rectangular panels and a yellow baton).

Legal notes

Given by the Executors of the Estate of David Scrase, 2021, in memory of Rick Mather

Place(s) associated

  • Utrecht ⪼ Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2022-04-29) by Executors of the Estate of David Scrase


Originally designed by Rietveld in 1923 for The Schröder House, Utrecht, an architectural project that embodied the ideals of De Stijl movement. As with Red Blue Chair (M.1-2022), this table demonstrates Rietveld’s interest in basic, interlocking construction and the use of flat planes to construct a three-dimensional piece of furniture. This later edition (date of production TBC) was made by Gerard A. Van Der Groenekan (1904–94), Utrecht, Rietveld’s original studio assistant and furniture fabricator.

Components of the work

Panels composed of plywood
Frame composed of beech

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: M.2-2022
Primary reference Number: 311372
Object entry form: 1490
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Audit data

Created: Monday 18 July 2022 Updated: Friday 31 March 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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