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Metz & Co Showroom Amsterdam Architecture

Retail Development in Amsterdam, The Netherlands design by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, Dutch furniture designer & architect

Date built: 1933

Design: Rietveld ; Dam

Location: west of city centre, on the main pedestrian route out to the museum district

Metz & Co Amsterdam

Metz & Co Showroom Amsterdam roof

post updated 28 Apr 2024

Metz & Co – Showroom

Rietveld’s architectural contribution for this building was the circular glazed display room or pavilion using a lightweight steel structure; the cupola is fully glazed with a slender steel frame structure, and also the bold letters ‘Metz & Co’ on the roof.

Metz & Co
photos © Adrian Welch

Leidsestraat 34-36
1017 PB Amsterdam, Netherlands
020 5207020

This department store sold Rietveld furniture and originally involved the famous Dutch architect simply to produce the graphic design for the rooftop branding.

Date restoration: 1986

Design: Cees Dam

The renovated cupola was closed to the public in 2012 when a fashion chain purchased the building.

Location: Leidsestraat 34-36, 1017 PB Amsterdam, The Netherlands, western Europe

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