A new form of living
In 1920, the term "Nieuwe Haagse School" was first mentioned by the architect C.J. Blaauw. Around 1920, a form of living reminiscent of American residential hotels was developed by the likes of the architects Jan Wils and W. Verschoor. This appealed to wealthy inhabitants of The Hague who were looking for more modern apartments. The style blossomed between 1925 and 1940 and brought uniformity to the cityscape.
Overhanging roofs and cubist shapes
A lot of symmetry can be seen in the New Hague School. Overhanging roofs, angular and cubist forms, and the use of bay windows, chimneys, awnings, and terraces stand out. The Hague style draws a great deal of influence from Berlage's rationalism, the arts and crafts movement, and De Stijl. The New Hague School is more luxurious than the style of the Amsterdam School but makes use of strict and clean lines. The world-famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright had a big influence on the style. Because of his designs and glass art, but also because of his influence on important New Hague Style architects such as Co Brandes, W.M. Dudok, Jan Wils, and Hendrik Wouda.
Hague School at Art Deco Webstore
From area rugs to twinkling and geometric pendant lamps in a Frank Lloyd Wright style: the New Hague School is also particularly well suited for interior design. The clean lines and symmetrical shapes give any style of living a bold Art Deco touch. Take a look, for example, at the distinctive Hague School floor lamp, Furniture Fabric Stripe, and the Art Deco cubic display cabinet.