ID VenueDrents Museum
Start Datesamedi 22 mars 2014
End Datedimanche 28 septembre 2014
NameTheo Colenbrander (1841-1930)
DescriptionDutch design avant-la-lettre Theo Colenbrander is not just considered the first industrial designer in the Netherlands, his work is specifically innovative as well. In his day, only a select group appreciated the bright colours and nearly abstract patterns of his ceramics and his textile designs. In many ways, Colenbrander was ahead of his time, which makes his work still up-to-date. In 2014 the Drents Museum will organise a major retrospective on Theo Colenbrander. Never before has his work been shown in such volume and diversity: from ceramics to illustrations, from architecture to tapestries. The museum also exhibits work by Colenbrander’s contemporaries, in order to show whether or not Colenbrander was ahead of them. The exhibition is accompanied by a publication in the series ‘Monografieën van het Drents Museum over kunstenaars uit het tijdperk rond 1900’ (monographs by the Drents Museum on artists around the turn of the last century), written by guest curator Arno Weltens and published by WBooks, Zwolle.
Type of eventExhibition

With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union

Responsible publisher: Arlette Verkruyssen, General Director,
Brussels Regional Public Service - Bruxelles Développement urbain (Brussels Urban Development),
CCN - Rue du Progrès 80, B. 1, 1035 Brussels - Belgium