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After all those days at home behind a screen, it is very nice to finally do some hands-on experimenting with projections and different layers of transparent fabrics... Nature

07.12.2021 at 17:33 by Pauline Fer

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Work in progress for a children's tour Work in Progress

25.11.2021 at 09:35 by Annika Jacobs

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Barefoot in an exhibition? Together with the Stapferhaus, we are looking at what this means for the perception of the visitors... Nature

24.11.2021 at 18:23 by Robin Schijfs

With a few kickoff days (and nights) in the mountains of Switzerland, we have firmly started the draft design for the new Nature exhibition at the Stapferhaus! Nature

30.09.2021 at 11:09 by Robin Schijfs

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Super exiting moment discovering the panels of the « 4 visions on the Anthropocene » box we made for the Vienna Biennal 2021! Work in Progress

12.05.2021 at 12:00 by Lea Chenot

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A big empty space, right before installing all exhibits at WeTheCurious! Project What If

01.02.2021 at 12:19 by Ina Meininghaus

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Safety vs. functionality: looking for the best headphones to use in a factory Expedition HVC

07.01.2021 at 17:39 by Roel Bolhuis

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The new temporary exhibition in House of European History is 'under construction' Fake (f)or Real

07.01.2021 at 17:32 by Tsur Reshef

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The last steps before the Coronel Pavilion at the Portuguese-Israeli Cemetery Beth Haim is opened! Coronel pavilion

29.11.2020 at 14:30 by Remco Swart

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All in good hands with Fiction Factory Museum of the Mind

07.11.2020 at 17:32 by Femke Bijlsma

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"Who Cares?" The first model for a personal story in the upcoming exhibition on the Mind Museum of the Mind

20.08.2020 at 11:45 by Robert van der Linde

Visiting Paleis Het Loo together with Ina, to get an impression of the new exhibition spaces that are currently under construction. Het Loo palace

22.06.2020 at 14:08 by Robin Schijfs

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Very slowly, the new 'inside' of the east wing of Het Loo Palace is becoming visible. Het Loo palace

22.06.2020 at 14:06 by Robin Schijfs

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Last trip before Corona Lockdown: Usomo from Berlin calibrating their audio tracking system in the Polder of Texel next to the bunker. Torn Island

22.06.2020 at 10:32 by Michel de Vaan

How to become invisible? Prototyping together with WeTheCurious at Bruns Project What If

17.03.2020 at 15:33 by Ina Meininghaus

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Prototyping a rainbow crystal sphere for one of the new exhibit constellations at WeTheCurious. Project What If

12.03.2020 at 09:51 by Ina Meininghaus

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Brainstorm sessions United Arab Emirates Pavilion

10.02.2020 at 14:58 by Alejandra Calderon

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Imagining a new interactive in Al Ain Oasis! House of Artisans

10.02.2020 at 14:46 by Alejandra Calderon

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Kramer vs Rietveld

SMCS Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (NL)

One of the opening exhibitions of the temporary location of the Stedelijk Museum on Oosterdokskade is a magnificent presentation of the museum’s furniture collection. Extensive selections of the work of Piet Kramer and Gerrit Rietveld form the focal point of this overview.

Location
Amsterdam (NL)
Client
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Year
2004
Surface
1200 m2
Status
Temporary
Team
Mark de Jong, Herman Kossmann, Jos Kuppens
Colours

Kramer vs Rietveld shows both of these designers as pioneers of their time, despite their totally contrasting styles. You can see how they both worked with a rich use of colour: Rietveld principally with the primary colours red, yellow and blue and Kramer with the secondary colours orange, green and purple which is much less well-known. Unusual objects from both designers can be seen, such as Kramer’s grand piano and a complete bedroom suite by Rietveld. A special place in this exhibition is given to furniture by Piet Kramer, never previously exhibited, that was recently restored and can be seen at this exhibition for the very first time.

Confrontation

The exhibition comprises two sections, from the point of view of both content and spatial elements. One section focuses on a ‘confrontation’ between furniture designs by Kramer and Rietveld. Here the space has been transformed into a series of peep-shows. The other part of the exhibition also shows contrasts, but then in the furniture collection of the museum as a whole. In contrast with the passage with peep-shows, the collection here is presented as one entity. Another important element of the presentation is formed by projections on both long walls. Here you can see excerpts from feature films in which chairs play an important role. Through the combination of violence, eroticism and humour, this exhibition ensures that the collection is spotlighted in a dynamic and stimulating context.