By Katy Cowan
Amsterdam-based illustrator Stefan Glerum has a distinct style that is recognised and respected across the world, and his work is inspired by early 20th Century movements such as Art Deco, Bauhaus, Italian Futurism and Russian Constructivism, which he combines with popular themes, executed in a hand drawn style reminiscent of the clear line.
His latest project revolved around creating illustrations for two stained glass facades reaching up to 60 feet for a new residential project in Amsterdam by housing corporation Ymere. The complex is designed by Heren 5 Architects, the stained glass is fabricated by Atelier Schmit.
The stained glass windows show the history of the area where the housing complex is situated.
The design of both windows (with a factory chimney as their centre point) references the old Oostergasfabriek (a 19th century gas factory) which was a prominent feature in this part of Amsterdam. After the factory lost its function in the beginning of the twentieth century, the area was used for different purposes.
Via Beautiful Decay | Exterior photos by Luuk Kramer, interior photos by Niels Gerson Lohman