Architecture and Interiors. The Desire for Style
100 years of De Stijl
The architecture and interiors of De Stijl are famous around the world. Dutch architects and designers like Gerrit Rietveld, Theo van Doesburg, Cornelis van Eesteren and J.J.P. Oud blazed the trail for generations of progressive thinkers who came after them. The historical roots of De Stijl are less well-known. This summer, the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and Het Nieuwe Instituut present in co-creation ‘Architecture and Interiors. The Desire for Style’, an overview of drawings, architectural models and examples of furniture by members of the influential art movement. Exhibited side by side for the first time ever, the works offer surprising insights: what seems simple and straightforward at first sight proves to be ambiguous and complex. And what appears new may turn out not to have been.
Exhibition ‘Architecture and Interiors. The Desire for Style’
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
10 June till 17 September 2017
Het Nieuwe Instituut
Images: Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Het Nieuwe Insituut