In honour of the Mondrian to Dutch Design Year, the province of Utrecht launched a special project to tie in with the ideas of De Stijl. In a collaboration among various disciplines and five municipalities, the project brings together innovation and artistic creation to build an cycle route between the home towns of Gerrit Rietveld (Utrecht) and Piet Mondriaan (Amersfoort), linked by ten unique sculptural works by artist and Patta collaborator Boris Tellegen fka DELTA. The design of the signage and the route itself complements the artworks, which work together to shape the emerging concept of the cycle route in the Dutch transport landscape. Intended to help reduce the number of cars on the road, these bicycle lanes serve long-distance cycling traffic.
"Coup De Foudre" is a group exhibition put together by artists Daniëlle van Ark and Thomas Raat. The show exhibits the works from an international group of artists in the context of the famed Maison van Doesburg, the work and livingspace nearby Paris designed in the late 20s by De Stijl-founder Theo van Doesburg. Sadly he passed before the house was finished, but it remains a creative space to this day, where van Ark and Raat now live and work as “artist in residence”. The Coup De Foudre exhibition focuses on the transformation of the “avant garde” concept, 100 years after the inception of De Stijl, and blurs the lines between showcasing art and living with art.