Elling buffet after the original from 1919, designed by Gerrit Rietveld
Elling buffet after the original from 1919, designed by Gerrit Rietveld.
The original buffet was designed by Gerrit Rietveld and made for fellow architect Piet Elling in 1919. This sideboard was originally used in the model home designed by J.P Oud in Spangen, Rotterdam. It has been used in various interiors, including the project for architect P.J Elling. The original copy was lost by fire and was only rebuilt under the direction of Rietveld in 1951 for his exhibition in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
This buffet is a reproduction from the 1980s based on authentic construction drawings by Gerrit Rietveld.
The Elling Buffet, like the Red Blue and Berlin Chair, represents the new spatial concept of neoplasticism (De Stijl) from the early 20th century. The clean lines of the structure create a grid based on a structural core to which surfaces, drawers and doors are added. The model is influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright and the Anglo-Japanese art of E.W. Godwin.
Dimensions w 198.5 x d 45 x h 104.5 cm