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in summer 2012 the entire oranienbaum palace, one of the official houses of the royal family oranje-nassau and former residence of a princess of oranje, will come alive with excellent craft. the exhibition will include furniture, fashion, accessories and jewellery as well as works in fabric, ceramics and glass.
contemporary work by prominent dutch designers such as viktor & rolf, gijs bakker, hella jongerius, marcel wanders, jan taminiau, spijkers & spijkers and many others as well as work
by many upcoming talents will be shown alongside items from the dutch royal archives and portraits of the royal family.
among original ornaments and murals the palace will be brought back to its former glory.
the palace’s restoration is supported by the joint patronage of queen beatrix and the preseident of germany.
image: archive kulturstiftung dessau worlitz
many couturiers design for the house of orange. but frans hoogendoorn, the man who’s clients include princess maxima, many ladies at court and ambassador’s wives, has a unique position in the dutch couture scene. the couturier has been approached by the curator of the exhibition in oranienbaum to present his designs for the house of orange. a dream come true for frans hoogendoorn!
cabinet of prints will show many fahsion designs; designs with beautiful details showing off the master’s skill. frans hoogendoorn, who is highly skilled with materials and textures, also shows his love for intricate details in this selection of drawings.
for information about special fashion tours through the palace please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
more information will follow..
over the past years the crystal and mirror chamber in oranienbaum palace has been carefully restored. on request of the curator the room will be furnished with unique pieces by the artist bernhard heesen from on the 26th of april. for the opening of the crystal chamber this robust craftsman will make many objects in his glass manufacturing centre near Leerdam.
Come and admire the glass and crystal on show in the palace and listen to
the history of this exceptional collecting room. From on the 1st of March you can book a ‘Crystal and Porcelain’ tour of Oranienbaum Palace.
photo: rogier martens and bernard heesen (above the crystal room, also showing a lot of glass items. please email email@example.com for more information)
nanna van blaaderen is a designer of knitted materials, specialising in authentic and contemporary knitting techniques. she has worked closely with paris fashion houses and the tilburg textile museum. uniquole gives advice to nanna van blaaderen regarding the positioning of her exhibition. www.nannavanblaaderen.com
on friday the 17th of june the designer will open her first solo exhibition at the droog design gallery. she has created
machine- and hand knitted collections for fashion- and interior design. after various exhibitions and considerable attention in the press, the time is right for a solo exhibition. droog design’s new gallery provides a fitting platform for this occassion.
opening (for press and invitees): friday june 17th 2011 at 5 pm.
open to public: saturday june 18th till sunday july 10th 2011.
location: gallery droog design – staalstraat 7 amsterdam
more information will follow…
a special part of the fair design and craft 2009 is the international travelling exhibition ‘crates on transit – chairs from mexico’. at thursday night this exhibition will be openend by the mexican ambassador. 23 prototypes of young mexican
designers conquer the world. after a.o. barcelona and berlin, they can be seen for four days in eindhoven.
with thanks to jose manuel springer, mexican embassy
photo: exhibition in berlin
uniquole: initiative and production in collaboration with bart ruijpers
the world renowned designer karim rashid will be presenting a selection of his acclaimed furniture and accessoriy masterpieces for the first time in the netherlands in a special exhibition at ‘meesterlijk’.
karim rashid uses numerous techniques to create his designs, including 3d printing, leather working, wood working, various synthetic
techniques, metal working and glass blowing.
his surprising and colourful designs are included in the permanent collections of the museum of modern art in new york, the centre pompidou in paris and the stedelijk museum amsterdam, amongst others.
the exhibitions main sponsor is VELUX Nederland. www.karimrashid.com
the museum for bags and purses hendrikje has a unique collection of historical and contemporary handbags. together with meesterlijk they will present around 30 of their top pieces at the mini museum in the rai. entrance is free for visitors of meesterlijk and the woonbeurs amsterdam.
the collection shows items of the highest craftsmanship. the wide range
of materials, techniques and historic and contemporary designs will encourage visitors to take their time while admiring these magnificent bags. from subtle creations, to outrageous designs!
more information will follow on the website www.meesterlijk.nu
in october 2009 the ‘grande finale’ of the ceramics and architecture project will take place. it was started in 2005 by the ekwc (europees werkcentrum keramiek) and showed to architects the benefits of experimenting with new ceramic applications.
over 20 international combinations
of architects, designers and artists will be displayed. the exhibition shows the profits of interdisciplinary collaboration. there will be special attention for the cad cam program.
17-25 october 2009
the van vlissingen art foundation has been established by jogn fentener van vlissingen with the intention to actively stimulate dutch artists. every year the foundation will select a new talent.
in collaboration with john sillevis and waanders publishers there will be published a series of books, titled ‘inspiration’.
first artist is this series will be eppe de haan. he’s a sculpturer who works in the italian town of pietrasanta. his work will be shown in the beautiful atmosphere of hotel des indes in the hague.
location: hotel des indes
exhibition from 19 juni – 6 september 2009
sustainable living is something we all would like to achieve in a good, hip and affordable way! in collaboration with the ministry of housing, spatial planning and environment and with woonidee uniquole shows in an accessible manner the possibilities for drable consumption. with an other consumption pattern and active
dedication a better environment is possible! there’s an interactive side program with several lectures and film material on sustainability.
assigned by woonidee
financed by the ministry of housing, spatial planning and environment
opened by minister cramer
for the dutch embassy and the nbtc uniquole provides a presentation about groundbreaking products in dutch design at the stockholm furniture fair.
many thanks to all the producers and designers who were able to collaborate on such a short notice.
main guest at the furniture fair will
be ineke hans.
photo: pivot by shay alkalay (produced by arco)
transport: lagerberg verhuisgroep
with many thanks to frank schipper and christina klint for a nice and constructive collaboration
in association with the dutch design days in belgium uniquole organises a presentation of must have designs that illustrate the inventiveness and creativity of the dutch design vision. the city festive hall in
antwerp will be the stage of sparkling, original and desirable objects by spijker cars, dutch tub, marlies dekkers, tom tom, jan jansen, royal delft, jaga, amongst others.
the trade mission by secretary of state frank heemskerk to moskow encouraged uniquole to compose and organise an exhibition on top dutch design. industrial design as its main theme is complemented by fashion, accessories
and architecture. the power of dutch design is further elaborated on by uniquole in a special lecture. with marcel wanders and royal delft, richard hutten and ineke hans.
the MIXED DESIGN: NL, B, D premieres in maastricht with a strong international triple design dynamic. uniquole exhibition rightly contributes to the representation of a euregional vision. 30 works from the euregion. established labels and fresh talent communicate a clearly groundbreaking inspiration. the full scope of the design spectrum is covered. these individually selected products shine through authenticity and character, harmoniously united at this unique location.
commissioned by: mecc maastricht and province of limburg
location: mecc maastricht www.wm07.nl
date: 14 till 18 november 2007
stand building: letter z design
with thanks to dick and janni brouwers - van pelt, dani?´lle bruggeman, esther simone mannaerts, samantha wouterse and debbie broos
photo: zachte g - gorissendeponti
presentation developed especially by uniquole, launching www.iconenvandepost.nl. a true testament to the driving force tnt.post has been in the development of design and the cultural climate in the netherlands. with appropriate enthusiasm and the necessary interactivity surrounding the impressively designed touch screen, the website went live, under the eager eyes of the first
visitors. honoured guests hedy d ancona, wim crouwel and jan tichelaar challenged the notion does the corporate world make sufficient use of holland creative potential? tnt post already sets the right example.
location: las palmas rotterdam
graphic design website: lust den haag
construction: letter z design
naturally suprising are the endless possibilities in the design and development of brick. in the rotterdam year of architecture, the international and inter-disciplinary vision on the (ceramic skin of the building) covering 750m2, met with the appreciation of a broad and interested audience. a by uniquole carefully constructed concept featured a multi-manifestation with exhibition, cafe, bookshop and lectures architects, designers and artists from all over the world sharing
their innovative insights. these designs hold promises which, even if they only slightly find their way into practice, will give the brick a bright future. from brick: the book.
commissioned by: european ceramic workcentre
location: groot handelsgebouw rotterdam
period: summer 2007
exhibition design: stijlinstituut amsterdam
with thanks to danielle bruggeman
the historic council hall of museum hilversum disappeared behind the facade of a cardboard construction. inside the walls of this enchanted castle in the clouds the magical results of the combined residencies at the .ekwc by architects and designers or artists. facing bricks which glow in the dark, ceramics with a textile skin: in search of new
applications the .ekwc lets non-ceramists experiment to their hearts. content: jeroen junte for de volkskrant.
more info on the follow up exhibition, mail uniquole.
commissioned by: european ceramic workcentre
locatie: museum hilversum
tentoonstellingsontwerp: couzijn van leeuwen
as the business card of dutch design talent in graphic design and book binding, the best designed books travelled to the dutch embassy in berlin. following the usual presentation at the stedelijk museum amsterdam, uniquole organized this international high quality exhibition. tables which lit up turned the books into a magnetic centre piece in the beautiful foyer of the dutch embassy (designed by rem koolhaas). touched, viewed and admired by everybody. selected by a jury of experts.
location: dutch embassy
like pearls in an oyster the conceptual jewellery by alberto meda, konstantin grcic, marcel wanders, ruudt peters, rolf sachs, marc newson and many others was laid out in the! design department store of the world. the exhibition, a collection by co-founder gijs bakker, seen from the streets of paris, rue st honore.
this marked the international start of uniquole.
with thanks to gijs bakker and sarah (colette)
location: colette, rue st honore, paris
the cultural summer party, organized by jan hoekema, ambassador of international cultural liaisons, was elevated by an impressive view on dutch design. a mixed audience of dutch based ambassadors and cultural attaches was introduced to work by lotte van laatum, ineke hans, basten leijh, kiki van eijk, marcel wanders, royal tichelaar, studio job and many others.
with thanks to the staff at the ministry of foreign affairs, museum escher and letter z design. special thanks to dick and janni brouwers for their refreshing outlook on the placement of all work in the palace garden
proudly presented on large red pedestals, the selected work by gijs bakker, miriam van der lubbe, suzanne poort, simone van bakel, matthias kelller, lotte van laatum and kiki van eijk ran through the farewell party for atze nicolai. symbol of the sincere attention and constructive interest for national design, as a red thread through the ministers activities.
with thanks to the staff at the ministry of foreign affairs.
a majestic entry awaited the public with the spectacularly positioned royal procession for prince day, led by the golden carriage. with this retrospective attention is being paid to the international and governing role of the queen. a personal portrait which sheds light on various aspects of the prominent position beatrix holds in our society. the exhibition has been realized in collaboration with: the royal house archives, the royal stable department and the national museum palace het loo.
commissioned by: great church the hague foundation
opening carried out by: prime minister balkenende
period: summer 2005
the large building of the european patent office at rijswijk is home to an art treasure. a substantially interesting corporate collection. names like margriet smulders, klaus oberer, guido geelen, yoshiyuki miura, nol hennissen, ger dekker heringa / van kalsbeek and many others. collection accompanied by a beautiful book.
commissioned by: european patent office
photo: klaus oberer (not part of the collection)
during the dutch leadership of the european union in 2004 this is expanded with 10 countries all at once. it means an explosive growth in the cultural diversity of europe. this ambitious exhibition shows a boundary crossing perspective on what is going on in the new member states. a positive invitation to a valid debate on a dynamic addition to all contemporary art disciplines.
location: great church
the king of site specific light art worked his magic at various locations in the netherlands simultaneously. fly candle fly, floating candle and prime example of modern magic, could count on an overwhelming response after a smashing debut in the first harry potter movie.
commissioned by: good living foundation
who?: everybody. what?: at work. and foremost where?: at home! the how and why of the most intelligent, pleasant and progressive solutions in home offices. in the digital era not only the borders between work and spare time, but also those between home, studio or office fade through increasing mobility. at various locations in the netherlands, among which de woonbeurs, uniquole showed tempting design in a provocative setting. turns everybody into a workaholic.
exhibition design: debbie broos
stand building: triliton breda
with thanks to apple stonehouse
designs that never saw the light of day before are central to these two exhibitions on contemporary design. in developing the concept a challenge was sought and found in the composition of a pre-contemporary shape and substance: the latest designs, like the candle holder by chris kabel or clothing by alexander van slobbe with felt by claudy jongstra, were selected.
designers miriam van der lubbe and niels van eijk signed up for the exhibition design, at special request. far and wide behind the closed studio doors the unfamiliar was sought out and this intensive search conjured up extraordinary surprises from unexpected corners for this exciting sneak preview.