Portrait of designer and artist Piet Zwart, who lived to renew, but felt constrained by the conser­v­a­tive spirit of Dutch society.
Progres­sive indus­trial and graphic designer Piet Zwart lived to renew. He acquired a repu­ta­tion through his designs for Bruynzeel, the Neder­landse Kabelfab­riek and PTT, and his pioneering work in the field of typog­raphy. This film portrait revives his work through anima­tions, photographs and unique archive footage, such as a promo­tional film from 1928 in which he person­ally appears. The film pays atten­tion to his collab­o­ra­tion with archi­tect Berlage, who designed the building of The First Church of Christ Scien­tist, for which Piet Zwart designed the inte­rior and organ. Through inter­views with his chil­dren, excerpts from personal letters and voice-overs by Jacob Derwig and Gijs Scholten van Aschat, the film draws a picture of a passionate designer, who occa­sion­ally ran into the conser­v­a­tive spirit of Dutch society.

Title: Alles moet nieuw - Piet Zwart
Year: 2012
Duration : 1 hour, 15 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2012

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