LES ARCHITECTES DU GROUPE “DE STYL,” Galerie L’Effort Moderne, Paris, 1923

Artists: Théo van Doesburg, Cornelis van Eesteren, Vilmos Huszár, Willem van Leusden, J-J. P. Oud (Jacobus Johannes Pieter), Gerrit Rietveld, Mies van der Rohe, Jan Wils

Duration: October 15 November 15, 1923

Dimensions:  12.2 x 15 cm

Further Information: Run by art dealer Léonce Rosenberg, the gallery L’Effort Moderne invited representatives of the the new architectural movement De Stijl from the Netherlands, to present drawings, photographs and architectural models. This exhibition is now referred to as the movement’s “formal debut” (via Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Architecture, Stephen Sennott (ed.), Taylor & Francis, 2004, p. 349). Van der Rohe, who was actually not a member of the movement, presented his glass skyscraper model from 1922, while Théo van Doesburg and Cornelis van Eesteren presented their joint projects Maison d’Artiste and Maison Particulière. Gerrit Rietveld, a furniture designer and architect who later build the Schröder House in Utrecht, contributed the design for a jewellery shop for the Paris exhibition and the urban architect J-J. P. Oud presented two designs for social public housing projects, titled Spangen Housing and Tusschendijken Housing.


Image: Images of the invitation are part of the online collection of Archiv der Avantgarden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden.



Ludwig Mies van der RoheTheo van Doesburg