Piet Zwart (1885-1979). Vormingenieur

Piet Zwart (1885-1977) owes his reputation mainly to his design for the Bruynzeel kitchen in 1938 and his progressive graphic designs for companies like PTT and cable manufacturer Nederlandsche Kabelfabriek. His versatility and his influence on present-day designers led the Association of Dutch Designers to award him the title of ‘Designer of the Century’ in 2000.

The major Piet Zwart retrospective in the Gemeentemuseum showed the broad body of his work. He worked as an interior designer, industrial design, commercial typographer, photographer, critic and lecturer, playing in all these capacities a key role in defining the design climate in the Netherlands in the twentieth century.

Photography: Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

See also the publication Piet Zwart (1885-1979). Vormingenieur.