Schröder House

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Gerrit Rietveld, 1888–1964, and Truus Schröder-Schräder, 1889–1985

Utrecht, Netherlands; 1924

This modestly sized house in Utrecht is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best-known buildings of the 1920s. It was designed by Gerrit Rietveld, a joiner and furniture designer, working closely with Truus Schröder-Schräder, who in her early thirties found herself widowed with three children but financially well off. She had previously engaged Rietveld to reorganize part of her apartment, and after her husband’s death she decided to set up a household that would suit her life as an independent woman.

The house was located on the ...

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