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Rietveld the apprentice   ———

Rietveld was barely 12 years old when he learned how to make furniture in his father's workshop. Or more accurately, how not to make furniture, as far as he was concerned. He could not stand the massive pieces of furniture full of elegant ornamentation and frivolous carvings.
But there was no way around it: he spent every day working in the shop, dreaming of modern furniture, stripped of all whims

 Interior of Drift 17, Utrecht. Furniture and woodwork were made by Rietveld's father's workshop. Gerrit Rietveld was responsible for the paintings above the doors