Supermodels, 100 Years of Dutch Design and Iconic Architecture
by Harry / May 22, 2014
Traveling exhibition Supermodels provides an overview of a century of iconic Dutch chairs and architecture at an accessible, 3D printed 1:6 scale. Above, The Rietveld Schroder House, photo: Gilian Schrofer.

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Supermodels houses, photo: Roland Pupupin

Details: Premiered at Milan Design Week 2014, the show is now open at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam until June 9, 2014. Originated by Dutch design studio Concern, the show, a survey in miniature of significant Dutch designs includes iconic works by Gerrit Rietveld, Gispen, UNStudio and Richard Hutten. The models are all produced to scale (1:6) and 3D printed (in white polyamide), so that equivalences and diversity of form are more easily apparent. Supermodels is expected to tour to at least twelve foreign locations including London, Berlin, Washington and Chicago in the next few years.


Ear Chair by Studio Makkink & Bey

Supermodels comprises three sections: Dutch Design Architect Houses is a compilation of Dutch architecture and presents several scale models of exemplary residential dwellings such as Maison d'Artiste by Van Doesburg & Van Eesteren and the private residence Hardglas by Jan Benthem.


Dutch Design (Doll) House Version in Milan, photo: Roland Pupupin

Dutch Design Models features more than 100 Dutch chair designs of the last century, including Rietveld's Zigzag Chair, Marcel Wanders' Knotted Chair, the Ear Chair by Jurgen Bey and the Endless Flow Chair by Dirk Vander Kooij.


Villa Sonneveld, photo: Gilian Schrofer

Dutch Design (Doll) House is a meters-high contemporary doll house. On view inside are scale models of Dutch design gems by designers and artists such as Petra Blaisse (Inside Outside), Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe, Ineke Hans, Richard Hutten, Claudy Jongstra, Krijn de Koning, kossman.dejong, Makkink & Bey, Scholten & Baijings, Aam Solleveld and Edward van Vliet.


Table Chair by Richard Hutten


Chairs on display, photo: Roland Pupupin


Rising Chair by Robert van Embricqs


Supermodels Overview, Bentham Crouwel Hardglas house in the foreground, Dutch Design (Doll) House in the background, photo: Roland Pupupin

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