This house exemplifies several key principles of the De Stijl movement that affected not only art but also modern architecture, furniture design, and even typography in the early part of the 20th century. The house was designed for the Schröder family by Gerrit Rietveld, one of the leading architects of De Stijl, who has many objects on view in Utrecht's Centraal Museum. The open plan, the direct communion with nature from every room, and the use of neutral white or gray on large surfaces—with primary colors to identify linear details—are typical De Stijl characteristics. Rietveld is best known outside Holland for his "Red-Blue-Yellow" chair design. Tours must be reserved in advance. Meet at the Centraal Museum 30 minutes before the scheduled tour time, and a shuttle bus will take you to the house, which is about a mile east of the city center.
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