10 videos

Het Nieuwe Instituut is the museum of architecture, design and e-culture. The building next to the Museumpark hosts exhibitions and debates on the various design disciplines, including graphic design, product design, games, fashion, (interior) architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture. In addition, the institute maintains an extensive archive on the work and life of Dutch architects and urban planners. The institute has three main functions: presentation, research and conservation. All three functions involve looking at the past as well as into the future.

The Sonneveld House, situated on the edge of Museumpark in Rotterdam, is one of the best-preserved homes built in the Dutch Functionalist style. A ‘designer-in-residence’ programme invites contemporary designers to respond to the house and interior with present-day design interventions.

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Huis Sonneveld
Jongkindstraat 12
3015 CG Rotterdam
The Netherlands

10 videos

  • Architecture and Interiors. The Desire for Style

    This summer, the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and Het Nieuwe Instituut present an overview of drawings, architectural models and examples of furniture by members of De Stijl.

  • De Stijl centenary postage stamps

    On 27 March 2017, as part of the celebrations of '100 Years of De Stijl: Mondrian to Dutch Design’, the Dutch postal service is issuing ten De Stijl postage stamps in partnership with Het Nieuwe Instituut and Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. The stamps are designed by graphic design studio PutGootink.

  • Designing the Surface – interviewing the makers

    The exhibition Designing the Surface is all about objects’ outermost layer. ‘When you think about the surface, a whole world opens up’, says curator Toon Koehorst. This video features interviews with the exhibition’s curators, designers and commissioned artists.

  • The Life Fair. New Body Products

    The exhibition The Life Fair. New Body Products explores how the quest for an optimal body has developed into a highly competitive market.

  • Gispen in Huis Sonneveld

    Film about the restoration of two tubular-steel armchairs and a glass coffee table designed by Willem Hendrik Gispen for Huis Sonneveld.

  • The curator on Control Syntax Rio

    Curator Mark Wasiuta talks in this video about the installation Control Syntax Rio, an advanced command and control centre.

  • The story of the Fashion Machine

    Artist Conny Groenewegen talks about her installation Fashion Machine for the Temporary Fashion Museum.

  • Frans Ankoné, art director & stylist

    Art director and stylist Frans Ankoné talks about the influence of the fashion chain Mac & Maggie on the contemporary fashion industry.

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  • 100 years of De Stijl

    In 2017, the Netherlands is celebrating the De Stijl, the iconic artistic movement based around straight lines and primary colours. De Stijl artists turned their hands to painting and sculpture, architecture, industrial design, typography and even to literature and music. Museums and art institutes throughout The Netherlands organise exhibitions and many other inspiring events about De Stijl to celebrate this fact.