Dutch Design

Dom Hans van der Laan played a vital role in the history of Dutch architecture. He remained unswayed by his architectural contemporaries Rietveld and Berlage. His search was a personal quest for the essence of architecture, to which he found an answer. Dom van der Laan is a grand master in his own right, following in the footsteps of Vitruvius who succeeded in developing his own theory.

Dom van der Laan’s theory of ‘architectural space’ has been met with universal acclaim. Dom Hans van der Laan sought a system that represented a general norm for sizes and measurements. The plastic number, a three-dimensional representation of the golden ratio, plays a central role in his theory of proportions.

The furniture collection is crafted by hand using original drawings in the Dom van der Laan Furniture Design production studio in Breda, the Netherlands.