Veilingzaal Beurs van Berlage Amsterdam
The soft furnishings in the Veilingzaal (auction room) – part of the former Graanbeurs (corn exchange) – are being replaced. The newly-designed wall lining consists of broadcloth, on which a newly-designed pattern is stitched in coloured threads: an abstract cornfield. The pattern refers to an Egyptian system of measurement on which Berlage, at the turn of the 19th century, based the design of the façades of the Beurs. The ears of corn refer to the former function of the hall, but also to the abstract, floral and plant figures depicted in the original wall decorations in the Exchange building.