PRIVATE HOUSE LEURING
H. VAN DE VELDE, 1901-1903, Wagenaarweg 30, Den Haag
Henry van de Velde
Johan Thorn Prikker
The client, the dermatologist Dr Leuring, came into contact with Van de Velde through the painter Jan Thorn Prikker who himself contributed a large mosaic fresco on the wall behind the stair. This stair rises from a large hall on the ground floor through two curved sections to a landing on the upper floor. The Leuring house is one of the best examples of Art Nouveau in the Netherlands; the woodwork in particular is extremely fine and has suffered little over the years.