In 2016, we celebrate 100 years of Amsterdam School. To honour this event and to coincide with the exposition Living in the Amsterdam School in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Art Deco Web Store has created this special category. In this category, you will find a selection of items in the typical Amsterdam School style. Allow yourself to be inspired by the spectacular pieces of furniture, jewellery, lamps and home furnishings in the Amsterdam School style. In 2016, you can effortlessly incorporate the Amsterdam School look in your interior. Also have a look around our web store and discover the typical Amsterdam School style in many of our products.
Expressionist, uncommon use of materials, dramatic and curved Lines, daring colours, pointy corners and exuberant, decorative elements: these are some characteristics of the Amsterdam School style. This remarkable style deserves some extra attention at Art Deco Web Store as Art Deco shapes were often incorporated in the Amsterdam School style. Spectacular interior designs from the period of the Amsterdam School were, among others, created by Jaap Gidding, Michel de Klerk, Piet Kramer, Hildo Krop and Marie Kuyken. What else makes the Amsterdam School so special? Continue reading for a brief introduction with this art movement.
Architecture and interior
The Amsterdam School is a style in architectural and interior art, that manifested between 1910 and 1940 as a polar opposite of Modernist Architecture that honoured functionality, purity and simplicity. The Amsterdam School sets itself apart by the opulence of uncommon shapes and decorative elements, which is why this style of architecture is referred to as expressionist. Within this art movement, the building or object is approached as a work of art that evokes emotions. An important stylistic feature of the Amsterdam School is the attention to creativity and traditional craftsmanship. The style was unique in the Netherlands and also had influence internationally speaking. In the Twenties, the artistic movement was at its peak. The Amsterdam School is a daring, dramatic style which is why it is very popular with Art Deco lovers.