Sluys, Cornelis van der

(1881 - 1944)

Cornelis van der Sluys was a Dutch furniture and textile designer, interior architect, ceramist and painter. He was trained as a painter at an art school in The Hague from 1984 to 1899, after which he started working as an artist for the Arts & Crafts company. In 1906 he started as an independent artist and designer in The Hague. He designed a wide range of products, like curtains and packaging and he quickly started to design furniture as well.

His early furniture was in the style of Rationalism, of which Hendrik Berlage was the most prominent Dutch proponent at the time. His work in the 1920s showed a development towards a Functionalist style.

Bloomberry is an antiques dealer specialized in exquisite twentieth century design, founded in 2005 by Patricia Keurentjes and Leander Meerman. Our strength is that we read the past differently and do have a keen eye for yet little known masterpieces. Our company is housed in a former textile factory that spans 5.000 square meters. It is located just near Maastricht, in the south of the Netherlands, within two hours from Amsterdam, Bruxelles and Cologne. Only part of the collection is shown on the website. A visit -  by appointment only - gives you the full insight.