The Berlin and Red Blue Chair designed by Gerrit Rietveld have been subject of academic study. They are a symbol of Neoplasticism and De Stijl, with a powerful compositional synthesis of geometric and chromatic modulations. For these reasons the chairs became the starting point of an interpretive path at University level linked to space (metaphor of the dihedral of Monge) and to the relation concerning body (in its postural and behavioural logics) and perception (between synaesthesia and symbol). A gaming path has been conceived by means of understanding activities (design/survey) and directly dealing with the shape: this means analysing objects by their physical rebuilding in laboratory models. Starting from the rebuilt model it is possible to develop the metamorphosis of the chair. In this way “cult chairs” become playful components able to activate manipulative actions, acting as chance of exploration of space, shape, surface and the relationship with the body and its vocations. At the end of the course the playful act of conceptual metamorphosis has shown as it is possible to produce new creative actions that could enable the students to reap the benefits of their creative language and social behaviours.

Chair_ludus: Re-drawing the Gerrit Rietveld Chairs

L. ROSSATO
Co-primo
;
F. VIROLI
Co-primo
;
M. BALZANI
Co-primo
2019

Abstract

The Berlin and Red Blue Chair designed by Gerrit Rietveld have been subject of academic study. They are a symbol of Neoplasticism and De Stijl, with a powerful compositional synthesis of geometric and chromatic modulations. For these reasons the chairs became the starting point of an interpretive path at University level linked to space (metaphor of the dihedral of Monge) and to the relation concerning body (in its postural and behavioural logics) and perception (between synaesthesia and symbol). A gaming path has been conceived by means of understanding activities (design/survey) and directly dealing with the shape: this means analysing objects by their physical rebuilding in laboratory models. Starting from the rebuilt model it is possible to develop the metamorphosis of the chair. In this way “cult chairs” become playful components able to activate manipulative actions, acting as chance of exploration of space, shape, surface and the relationship with the body and its vocations. At the end of the course the playful act of conceptual metamorphosis has shown as it is possible to produce new creative actions that could enable the students to reap the benefits of their creative language and social behaviours.
978-3-319-93748-9
Rietveld, Documentation, Industrial design, Drawing, XX century culture
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