Laan, Dom Hans van der

(1904 - 1991)

Dom Hans van der Laan was a Dutch Benedictine monk, architect and designer. Apart from one house, he only designed religious buildings and worked on his theory of the 'artificial number'. This number relates to the most ideal relative dimensions in 3D (height, depth and width). After studying mathematics for a year, he studied architecture in Delft from 1923 to 1926, under M.J. Granpré Molière, one of the leading figures in Traditionalist architecture in the Netherlands. He didn’t finish his studies and chose to become a Benedictine monk. He combined his religious life with working on his architectural theories and designing a number of buildings, which he would also furnish. His designs include the St. Benedictusberg Abbey in Vaals (1956 – 1978), the Roosenberg abbey in Waasmunster (Belgium, 1975) and the Mariavall convent in Tomelilla (Sweden, finished in 1995). Van der Laan was the leading figure of the Bossche School, a group of like-minded architects, including his brother Nico and Jan de Jong. He lived in the monastery in Vaals from 1956 until his death in 1991.

For nearly two decades, the collection of Bloomberry has been driven by the cultural reference between architecture, art and design.

The quality of our collection is reflected in the sophistication of craftsmanship and the character of the scars of time. Our restoration workshops are built around the same principal and work to the highest degree of craftsmanship.

Bloomberry is housed in a former textile factory and is located near Maastricht, in the south of The Netherlands. Within an hour of Antwerp and Cologne. Within two hours from Amsterdam and four hours from Paris.

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