Past exhibition

More Mies. 15th Krefelder Architekturtage
Mies Van Der Rohe and De Stijl
Kaiser Wilhelm Museum

In 1917 Theo van Doesburg, Piet Mondrian and several other painters, art theorists and architects formed the de Stijl group and together drew up the basic principles of an aesthetic that could be applied to all areas of design. Comparable with the aspirations of the Bauhaus, which was founded shortly after in Germany, functionality and purism were central expressions of a new image of humanity.
To mark its centenary, in fall 2017 the Krefelder Architekturtage will turn its attention to possible points of contact, influences and differences between de Stijl and Mies van der Rohe’s architectural concepts in the 1920s. Important aspects such as open plan interiors, a flowing space, and the inclusive design of the entire living environment will be central.