Time travel to the early 30s; The Sonneveld House
The Sonneveld House Museum in Rotterdam is one of the best-preserved houses in the ‘Nieuwe Bouwen’ style, the Dutch branch of the International School of Modernism. It was designed in the early 1930s by the architecture firm of Brinkman & Van der Vlugt, also known for the Van Nelle Factory and Feyenoord Stadium. They were also responsible for the extraordinary interior, in close collaboration with W.H. Gispen. At the Sonneveld House Museum visitors can experience what it was like to live in a hypermodern home in 1933. A striking aspect of the house is the way Brinkman and Van der Vlugt designed not only the architecture but also the complete interior. For the furnishings, they selected mainly furniture by the designer/manufacturer Gispen and fabrics by the firm Metz & Co. The Sonneveld House is probably the first example of an early modern interior where the products of these companies were applied consistently. The house was moreover equipped with the latest household gadgets to enhance the domestic pleasure of its inhabitants.
At the Sonneveld House Museum visitors can experience what it was like to live in a hypermodern home in 1933.
Location Sonneveld House. Museumpark 25, Rotterdam
Tel: +31 104 401 200 Opening hours: Tue–Sat 10–17 – Sun 11–17
Credits: website, Huize Sonneveld. Images: Johannes Schwartz Time travel to the early 30s; The Sonneveld House