Land van Hoboken
People gathering during the bombing of Rotterdam, May 1940. The Sonneveld House is seen on the right. Photo from the archives of the Sonneveld family. The New Institute Collection, BIHS Archive
The Sonneveld House was built in the early 1930’s, it’s a perfect example of the ‘Nieuwe Bouwen’ functionalist style, designed by architecture firm Brinkman and Van der Vlugt. Much of its furniture was designed by W.H. Gispen. It’s now a House Museum preserved by The New Institute and open for the public. The Sonneveld family's personal archive and the architects business archive contain great quantities of useful information about everyday life in the house and how it was designed and furnished.