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International exhibitions    ———

For the general public, this powerful break from the existing architecture took some getting used to. Like his architectural designs, Rietveld’s chairs likewise were not an immediate success. Indeed, the value of Rietveld's work and De Stijl were not recognised until the 1950s – thanks in part to exhibitions in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Centraal Museum in Utrecht. De Stijl has left a lasting legacy, not only in the arts but also in everyday life.