Jan de Jong (Netherlands, 1917-2001) / Dom Hans van der Laan (Netherlands, 1904-1991)

Desk – Original grey painted pine wood. 1970s.

Dom Hans van der Laan was a Dutch Benedictine monk and architect. He was a leading figure in the Dutch ‘Bossche School’. His theories on numerical ratios in architecture, in particular regarding the plastic number, were very influential.

Jan de Jong (1917-2001) was a talented craftsman-architect and student of v.d. Laan and it is claimed that in many way he surpassed his mentor. In the late 1950s the two men worked closely together in the Reconstruction Period after WWII to create a body of work as part of the construction of the churches in the style of the Bossche School. Jan de Jong was able to translate many of Dom v.d.Laan’s concepts and ideas into pioneering buildings and spaces.

http://www.vanderlaanstichting.nl/en/domhansvanderlaan/biography

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