Dutch design

Piet Mondrian, Composition with Red, Yellow, Black, Blue and Grey, 1921. Netherlands. Collection Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Mondrian is often seen as a serene artist, a monk who turned his back on life and was solely dedicated to his art. He took his art seriously, but his lifestyle was different. The painter Mark Rothko described him as the most sensual artist he had ever met. He enjoyed going out with girlfriends, was a big Beethoven and Boogie Woogie enthusiast and loved to dance.

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Erasmus University College (EUC)

In Rotterdam, the Erasmus University College (EUC) was put into use. The former central library at the Nieuwmarkt is restored by (designed by) Erick van Egeraat and transformed into a faculty building. Hidden elements are visible again and the atrium was fitted with a glass roof and walls.

Erick van Egeraat restored the building according to the principles of the UNESCO Venice Charter. The original decorations, sculptures and other elements that were hidden behind plaster walls and suspended ceilings have been restored to its former glory.

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I just discovered the work of dutch textile designer Mae Engelgeer. She works on her own range of interior textiles as well as various collaborations such as the Yeah rug seen in the first picture.

I love her use of pattern and colour and her photographs of her work always have a certain sensitivity to them.

Her website: http://www.mae-engelgeer.nl<

Interiew: http://www.interiordesign.net/articles/detail/35787-ones-to-watch-mae-engelgeer/

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Modern and old

made by Bennet Slater from Santiago, Chile. He draws about future and past, new from old, life from death and so on. using traditional methods like oil on wood and of course digital type, he plays with traditional dutch disciplines and modern western technology. Enjoy his work!