The Fischer House
The listed building, the Fischer House, formerly the home and office of the Fischer family, an Ede firm of solicitors, opened in 2007. During the two-year restoration and refurbishing period, Simonis & Buunk were successful in retaining the warm, homely atmosphere of the original premises. With different coloured spaces and splendid play of light, it lends itself well to showing changing exhibitions about artists, movements or themes in visual art. Here you will not find a permanent chronological collection, but displays based on spontaneous, yet well-considered, perspectives. There is a fixed place, however, for work by Dutch Luminists, Neo-Impressionists, Amsterdam and Hague Impressionists as well as by Piet Mondrian. The interior is based around Frank and Mariëtte’s collection of Amsterdam and Hague School furniture, lamps and objects. The robust furniture, dating from the early 20th century, is partly machine made and then decorated and finished by hand. The Hague School, a variant of Art Deco, has characteristic straight forms made from warm types of wood. The Amsterdam School, with its more sculptural forms, is represented with typical lamps, mantle clocks, ceramics, glass as well as furniture.
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