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From September to March 2019, the blue upholstered strap chair designed by Marcel Breuer in 1924 will be on show at Sonneveld House, Het Nieuwe Instituut’s museum house. The chair is on loan from Klassik Stiftung Weimar’s Bauhaus collection: in the run-up to the Bauhaus centenary celebrations in 2019, they are presenting a series of original items from their collection at various museums under the title Bauhaus zu Gast. For Het Nieuwe Instituut this forms the prelude to the institute’s own programme of Bauhaus-related activities beginning in the spring of 2019.

Bauhaus and Het Nieuwe Instituut

In the spring of 2019, Het Nieuwe Instituut presents its contribution to the Bauhaus centenary under the title Neuhaus. Neuhaus was a training programme for visual art, crafts and architecture introducing a manner of teaching which had never been employed before. Students were required to explore their own creativity by working with different materials and to strive for an architecture with social impact.

Based on the conditions and the envisaged tasks of yesteryear, Het Nieuwe Instituut focuses with a critical eye on today’s objectives in design and the kind of designers and designs that this produces. Neuhaus offers an opportunity for a varied programme which will take shape in joint collaboration with academies, designers and both international and local cultural institutions in Rotterdam. 


Huis Sonneveld
Jongkindstraat 12