Without a doubt, this is the most interesting bus stop in all of Eindhoven. The Rietveld Bus Stop, between the van Abbe Museum and Eindhovens Town Hall, is ment to honour the Rietveld's legacy. In the pas fifteen years, over ten different artists from EIndhoven have shaped the bus stop in their own way.
Theo Maassen (2013) filled the bus stops abri with PSV-players, John Körmeling (2003) designend a glass see-through tower to go atop the abri and Piet Hein Eek (2010) covered the entire bus stop in wood, dubbing the stop the 'Little House of Rietveld'.
For this year, young artist Bram Hermens has been asked to give the bus stop a make-over. At the time of writing, just weeks from the start of the Design Week, it was still unclear whether the bus stop would be decorated at all,due to a lack of funding for the artists work. A chaotic, rebellious approach to design, in true Rietveld fashion.
Author: E52 Bob Munten
Photos: Ruud Balk