The Sonneveld HouseAn Avant-Garde Home from 1933 / Brinkman and Van der Vlugt
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The Sonneveld House in Rotterdam is one of the best preserved examples of Dutch Functionalist domestic architecture. It was built in 1933 to a design by Brinkman and Van der Vlugt, an architectural practice that acquired international fame with its designs for the Van Nelle Factory, the Van der Leeuw House and Feyenoord Stadium, all three in Rotterdam. The Sonneveld House, now a museum, was originally built for one of the Van Nelle directors, A.H. Sonneveld.
An unusual feature of the Sonneveld commission was that Brinkman and Van der Vugt designed not only the house but also the whole interior. For the latter they used the recently introduced series furniture and lamps by Gispen and fabrics from the collection of Metz & Co.
This richly illustrated book provides the reader with a detailed insight into the design, furnishings, occupants and the restoration and refurbishment of this young monument full of chrome and colour.
1. edition | January 2001 | available | Adriaansz, E., Blok, E., Clarijs, J. e.a. | design: Lex Reitsma, Bas van Vuurde | photography: Jannes Linders | English | paperback | 23 x 28 cm | 160 pages
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