Mondrian to Dutch Design
The 100th anniversary of the Dutch artistic movement called De Stijl (The Style) will be celebrated in 2017 with numerous inspiring exhibitions and events all over the country. Theo van Doesburg founded De Stijl in 1917. Famous artists including Piet Mondrian (born Mondriaan), Bart van der Leck and Gerrit Rietveld were part of this movement, which would come to redefine the word 'modern'. The principles of De Stijl-group still inspire contemporary Dutch designers such as Hella Jongerius,Maarten Baas, Joris Laarman and Piet Hein Eek.