The Sonneveld House

Garden of the Sonneveld House. Photo from the archives of the Sonneveld family. Collection Het Nieuwe Instituut, BIHS Archive.

Building site of the Sonneveld House. Photo from the archives of the Sonneveld family. Collection Het Nieuwe Instituut, BIHS Archive.

The two maids serving the Sonneveld family. Their testimonies provided a lot of information on the Sonneveld household in the 1930s. Photo from the archives of the Sonneveld family. Collection Het Nieuwe Instituut, BIHS Archive.

J.A. Brinkman and L.C. van der Vlugt. Design for the interior of the hall on the first floor. Collection Het Nieuwe Instituut, BROX Archive.

J.A. Brinkman and L.C. van der Vlugt. Design for the interior of the kitchen, second floor. Collection Het Nieuwe Instituut, BROX Archive.

J.A. Brinkman and L.C. van der Vlugt. Design for the interior of the daughter’s bedroom, third floor. Collection Het Nieuwe Instituut, BROX Archives.

J.A. Brinkman and L.C. van der Vlugt. Design for the interior of the parents’ bathroom, third floor. Collection Het Nieuwe Instituut, BROX Archive.

J.A. Brinkman and L.C. van der Vlugt. Design for the interior of the daughter’s bedroom, third floor. Collection Het Nieuwe Instituut, BROX Archive.

Catalogue of Gispen furniture. The Sonneveld family selected many items from the Gispen catalogues issued in 1933 en 1934. Collection Het Nieuwe Instituut, GISP Archive.

Catalogue of Gispen furniture. The Sonneveld family selected many items from the Gispen catalogues issued in 1933 en 1934. Collection Het Nieuwe Instituut, GISP Archive.

Catalogue of Gispen furniture. The Sonneveld family selected many items from the Gispen catalogues issued in 1933 en 1934. Collection Het Nieuwe Instituut, GISP Archive.

Catalogue cover of Gispen furniture. The Sonneveld family selected many items from the Gispen catalogs issued in 1933 en 1934. Collection Het Nieuwe Instituut, GISP Archive.

Library. Sonneveld House, J.A. Brinkman and L.C. van der Vlugt, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 1929-1933. Photo by Piet Zwart, 1933. Collection Het Nieuwe Instituut. © Piet Zwart / Nederlands Fotomuseum. This photo has been an important source for the reconstruction of the interior.

Hall. Sonneveld House, J.A. Brinkman and L.C. van der Vlugt, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 1929-1933. Photo by Piet Zwart, 1933. Collection Het Nieuwe Instituut. © Piet Zwart / Nederlands Fotomuseum.

Servant’s bedroom. Sonneveld House, J.A. Brinkman and L.C. van der Vlugt, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 1929-1933. Photo by Jan Kamman, 1933. Collection Het Nieuwe Instituut. © Jan Kamman / Nederlands Fotomuseum.

Sonneveld House, J.A. Brinkman and L.C. van der Vlugt, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 1929-1933. Living room with carpet ‘Playing with tradition’ (2009), by Richard Hutten. Photo: Johannes Schwartz.

Sonneveld House, J.A. Brinkman and L.C. van der Vlugt, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 1929-1933. Kitchen with Chair ‘Zuiderzeestoel’ (2009), by Richard Hutten. Photo: Johannes Schwartz.

Garden of the Sonneveld House. Photo from the archives of the Sonneveld family. Collection Het Nieuwe Instituut, BIHS Archive.