It's great to see reinterpretations of the classic neoplastic movements. Our current design trends have evolved from these breakthroughs cultural movements that emerged art and architecture. Today we look at the Richard Meier's City Hall is celebrating the centenary of "De Stijl" movement by transforming the building into the world largest Mondrian's.
The white facades of these large buildings of The Hague City Hall provided the perfect canvas for Mondrian's blue, red and yellow blocks, as well as their black lines that delimit them.
The city of The Hague will cover their buildings during this year as part of the program called “Mondrian to Dutch Design” in which they will simulate Piet Mondrian’s revolutionary geometric painting style. During this 2017 The Hague will hold the world's largest collection of Mondrian's works.
Piet Mondrian was born in 1872 in the Netherlands and died in New York in 1944, at age 71. He was the most famous member of the group of artists and architects De Stijl, known for his abstract work, geometric and primary colours.
The adaptation of Mondrian’s canvases to large-scale public art installations was designed by MadjeVollaers and Pascal Zwart fromStudio Vollaerszwart.
Later this year, the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, which has the world’s largest collection of works by Mondrian, will put all 300 of them on view in the blockbuster show “The Discovery of Mondrian” (June 3–September 24). Other exhibitions will focus on the movement’s manifestations in design and architecture, and the relationship between Mondrian and Bart van der Leck, which was vital to De Stijl’s early development.
Images The Hague City Hall