Today, we – totally unexpectedly – ran into this very interesting art gallery called “Mocca” when we took a wrong turn in Harderwijk. From a distance it looked like a real Art Nouveau facade and we already started to get excited. But as we drove a little closer, it looked more like an attempt from a more recent date. The wood was a bit too heavy and the lines were a bit too thick for my liking. The design appeared not ‘delicate’ enough to be real Art Nouveau architecture.
Back home we checked-out the website of the gallery and it turned out we were right! According to the information on the website of the art gallery, the building was originally a fisherman’s house, then a greengrocery, and after that a private house again. In 2007, the current owner had a facade posted, inspired by Art Nouveau, with the intention to open a coffee corner or an art gallery. So, not one of the best examples of Art Nouveau architecture if you’ld ask me, but I thought it would be nice to share anyway.