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An anachronistic (?) window hook (photo©Lucien den Arend)
Nowadays it seems rather strange that an architectural milestone as the Schröder House should have hardware which, in time, actually has been surpassed by the building to which it is attached. We see this window hook as an anachronism. It surely was the only acceptable model which Gerrit Rietveld and Truus Schröder-Schräder chose from the ones which were available around 1924. It is even possible that, living in a period and focusing on the larger whole, they didn't even think about the possibility to have them made to order. There were bigger problems to solve. I noticed this anachronistic element, as well as some others, and photographed it; but I didn't dare to ask Truus Truus Schröder-Schräder about it. Now I think I should have. It could also have been the money of course.
Truus Schröder-Schräder told us about the yellow windowsill: Rietveld wanted to see pure, elementary shapes and colors. The primary colors were his choice - red, yellow and blue; and to fill in the gaps grays white and black. But even then, there are lots of possible nuances; and which nuance of which primary color matches with the others? If you start with - for instance cobalt blue, which is nearer to its yellow neighbor than ultramarine which tends to approach its red neighbor somewhat more, the red you would choose to combine with it should move in the same direction on the color wheel. And that, in turn affects the yellow. At least, that's what I feel. About yellow Rietveld said, told Truus, that he wanted it to approach the mild yellow of the blond hair of a young girl.