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Centrum Cubische Constructies 1965-1970 (Slothouber & Graatsma)

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Editor: Chris Weinewald
Publisher: Galerie Vivid
Publication: 2003, First Edition
Size: 175 x 175 opening to 700 x 700
Text: Dutch

Exhibition brochure opening out to poster.

(Summary) 'Gallery VIVID brings forgotten pioneers of Dutch, post-war design to the attention through exhibitions. From November 2, 2003 to January 4, 2004 it is the turn of Jan Slothouber and William Graatsma.

After an architectural education, Jan Slothouber (1918) and William Graatsma (1925) worked from 1955 for the Dutch State Mines (later DSM). Their task here was to give the company a recognizable face by designing packaging, product applications, advertisements and exhibitions. Slothouber and Graatsma ended up in the world of modern visual art almost by accident. This probably had to do with the interest that arose in serialism, concept and minimal art at the time. Employees of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam presented the duo with the exhibition 'four sides: size, shape, color, letter', after which they founded the Center for Cubic Constructions (CCC).

Under this name Slothouber and Graatsma investigated the mathematical regularity of the cube, applied in various constructions of different materials. CCC developed, among other things, a cubic grid, but also street furniture and furniture with cube shapes that the user could group together in different ways.' (Source)

Condition: Fine/Near Fine. All items are used and show shelf ware consistent with age. Slight rubbing to covers. Please contact me for further information on condition.

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