Exhibition Living in the Amsterdam School
The Amsterdam School’s spectacular designs for the interior are less well-known. This spring, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam presents the first-ever major presentation of furniture, lamps, clocks and other designs from the Amsterdam School.
The exhibition begins with an introduction of the architecture, which evolved against the backdrop of World War I and the women’s suffrage movement. In addition to focusing on different designers, the presentation also explores the commercial dissemination of the style, and the links with bars, restaurants and theaters. The exhibit also features the presentation of the Amsterdam School at the International Exhibition in Paris in 1925.
The survey encompasses over 500 objects and is the fruit of many years of research and an appeal for help in tracing items related to the movement. The search for objects led to the discovery of numerous designs now in private hands, which are included in the exhibition.
A comprehensive publication of the same name will accompany the exhibition. Both were designed by Kossmanndejong.
Exhibition ‘Living in the Amsterdam School. Designs for the interior 1910-1930’
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
9 April – 28 August 2016