“In addition, as indexical generators of a contemplative type of alchemy, some of Fludd’s images were meant to integrate the viewer into their imaginary world, causing a spirital and intellectual alchemy to occur in the moment of viewing the image"
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.
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.
A former artist’s studio in an early 20th century building is now the ideal home of two fashion professionals, in Amsterdam.
Refurbished by Dutch architect and interior designer Ruud van Oosterhout, this 250-m2 period-apartment in Amsterdam’s museum district features a new modernity, with its bright, white and open spaces, the large windows, vintage and contemporary furniture, design icons and modern art pieces, and a stunning hypnotic and white staircase, that connects the different floors. An airy and elegant flat, quite and peaceful.
Located on the outskirts of a Dutch village and close to the sea, the house is backed by a wooded area and fronted by an open expanse of polder landscape. The design of the house responds to both its setting and to the seasons. The more intimate working and sleeping areas are located towards the back, where the enclosure of the woods provides an intimate setting, while the living areas enjoy panoramic views of the polder landscape to the front.
Lava is a vase, designed to display flowers or branches sole beauty. The vase has a pumice stone that floats naturally at the surface of the water. The stone has a 1 cm hole int the center, so it can support the flower in an upright position. The creating company of this table accessory is the Dutch Studio Macura.