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After the 1923 design, painted wood and metal, signed and dated 2008, Jim McGlothlin.
12.75 x 32 x 12.5 in.From the Collection of James McGlothlin, Louisburg, North Carolina
Rietveld (Dutch, 1888-1964), an accomplished architect and designer was a founder of the De Stijl movement and heavily involved with the Bauhaus school. A sketch for this wheelbarrow appears in a letter to architect J.J.P. Oud dated October 5th, 1923. It is likely that Rietveld made the first wheelbarrow, a prototype, as a gift for Oud’s son Hans on the occasion of his fourth birthday in 1923.
The consignor, James McGlothlin (contemporary American architect), has carefully hand built some of Rietveld's most iconic designs.