Mondrian-Inspired on Apartment Therapy

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Susan Diana Harris’ Mondrian Loft is one of a few Piet Mondrian-inspired interiors on Apartment Therapy!  Mondrian was stranded in his home country, the Netherlands, at the outbreak of the First World War.  His forced isolation from the international art world is said to be the catalyst of De Stijl, a movement Mondrian co-founded with artists Theo Van Doesburg, Anthony Kok, J.J.P. Oud, Vilmos Huszár and Bart van der Leck in 1917.  Mondrian’s art continues to influence architecture, fashions, furniture and graphics to this day! Markedly “Modern,” even 97 years later!

“I believe it is possible that, through horizontal and vertical lines constructed with awareness, but not with calculation, led by high intuition, and brought to harmony and rhythm, these basic forms of beauty, supplemented if necessary by other direct lines or curves, can become a work of art, as strong as it is true.”

~ Piet Mondrian to H.P. Bremmer in 1914

Sources: Apartment Therapy, Wikipedia 12

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1 comment to Mondrian-Inspired on Apartment Therapy

  1. Kristy Lin Billuni
    July 14th, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Congrats on this, Susie! Hey, have you been to the SFMOMA’s new rooftop garden yet? The cafe there serves a “Mondrian cake” I think you might find inspiring.

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