Photo by Ivar Pel

Gerrit Rietveld, a cabinet-maker by trade, joined De Stijl in 1919. He later became a self-employed architect, putting the ideology of De Stijl into practice with the Rietveld Schröderhuis as the iconic pinnacle of his career. The Rietveld Schröderhuis was the first house in the world to be built according to De Stijl principles: radical and innovative. The exhibition in the Centraal Museum showcases Rietveld’s life during the De Stijl era. Who was the Utrecht-born architect, how did he live and what drove him?

> From 4 March, Centraal Museum