After courses of dramatic art, Theo van Doesburg decides in 1902 to dedicate himself to the writing, then to the painting as self-taught. It is after the war that he will be part of the European avant-garde. Then he creates the magazine De Stijl and the artistic movement bearing the same name with the painter Piet Mondriaan.
Eileen Gray is an Irish architect, artist and designer. In 1913 she first showed work at the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs. In the 1920s, Eileen Gray came into contact with the Dutch avant-garde group De Stijl and their abstract geometric works.Eileen Gray's own work was strongly influenced by contemporary architecture and she began to design stringently functional furniture.
Dutch painter Piet Mondrian began his career firmly rooted in the representational form, favoring naturalistic and impressionistic landscapes. His style was influenced by Picasso and Braque as it morphed into his signature non-representational form which he termed Neo-Plasticism. It was through this form that he became an important contributor to the De Stijl art movement.
J has a different and interesting profile, having graduated from a Mechanical Engineering school in France and also as a graduate from a well-known Design institute in Switzerland. This allows J to create high-end technical products with a global approach. He started working in the optical industry in 1998.
Rietveld is a Dutch architect. He joined the De Stijl art movement in 1019. That is where he met Piet Mondrian. He designed his first building, the Schröder house, in 1924, in Utrecht. The design of the house is radically geometrical but based on a strong asymmetry. In the 1920s, Rietveld creates several furniture according to the principle of surface nesting.