Aldo van den Nieuwelaar
My challenge is the experimentation with geometrical forms, which can be traced back to the work of modern visual artists such as Donald Judd and Jan Schoonhoven.
Dutch designer, industrial designer and sculptor Aldo van den Nieuwelaar (1944-2010) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Breda and then worked at various architectural firms in Amsterdam. He was inspired by the sober clarity of Rietveld and De Stijl, the Bauhaus of the 1920s and minimalist art of the 1960s. In 1969 he started work as an independent designer, experimenting with geometry.
The A’dammer cabinet system (pronounced ‘Amsterdammer’, named for the parking bollards used in Amsterdam) is a typical example of his minimalism.