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commisioned by: the city of fulda
project: mediation acquisition contemporary design

during the exhibition “design & dynasty” extra attention was drawn to the 18th century fulda porcelain. the historic top collection is presented in combination with contemporary porcelain by simone doesburg. both client and visitors of the exhibition spoke so highly of this setup, that the city of fulda has decided to acquire the entire collection! the display will remain at the location, precisely as is.

the contemporary set consists of various dishes and bowls, with glazing made especially for this exhibition, matching the fulda porcelain. a true asset for the city.

client: ministry of foreign affairs
brand strategist world expo dubai 2021

during the upcoming world expo in dubai the dutch pavilion presents sustainable innovations in the area of water, energy and food systems. the spectacular architecture of the pavilion, shaped like a biotope with a circular climate system, is designed by v8 architects from rotterdam. the architecture applied embodies our country’s innovations in sustainable energy, water management, agriculture and circularity.


commissioned by the ministry of foreign affairs uniquole is responsible for the cultural image of the pavilion (the aesthetics, the architecture and the arts) and all communication. monique ruhe has been appointed as artistic director of the pavilion and has selected artists, including amongst others joep van lieshout, berndnaut smilde, jurgen bey and theo jansen.


drawing: v8 architects
for information regarding the architecture, art and design of the pavilion please contact

client: ministry of foreign affairs
project: culture promotion world expo dubai 2021

at the world expo countries show their innovations in a range of areas. countries are also proud of their culture. in this context, uniquole selected the best pieces of art from dutch museums, among which het mauritshuis, het rijksmuseum and panorama mesdag. on the recommendation of uniquole these top museum pieces are projected in an audio-visual presentation at the auditorium of the dutch pavilion in dubai.

photo erik smits | night watch hall rijksmuseum.

client: mondilab
project: image strategy new brand

uniquole advises mondiart on the strategic positioning and marketing of a new high-end brand identity. mondilab positions itself in the higher sales segments, manifests itself in the international design world and gets themselves noticed by architectural agencies. uniquole approached opera design for the development of the graphic design of the new brand identity. uniquole is art director of mondilab and responsible for website design, as well as the presentations in milan and dutch design week.

partner: netherlands enterprise agency
project: masterly - the dutch in milano

uniquole works in close collaboration with the netherlands entreprise agency and the ministry of foreign affairs. participants of masterly (the dutch pavilion during the salone del mobile in milan) can make use of starters international business vouchers. with vouchers in coaching, mission and knowledge, participants are given the opportunity to present themselves internationally more firmly. nea supports masterly participants with expertise in international business, expanding the international network and positioning the business abroad. over 100 businesses and designers have successfully used this arrangement. the dutch pavilion generates efficacy through innovative collaboration between participants and a substantial program for press and professionals. the courtyard of the pavilion centres on entrepreneurship, networking and finding new markets. through the synergy with the supporting programs of the ministry of foreign affairs and nea this can be consolidated even more.

client: province of south-holland
project: development of country seat routes

the province of south-holland asked uniquole to bring a number of stunning country seats to the attention of a broad audience, in a surprising and playful manner. collaborations were set up with villa maarheeze and the caldic collection. work by florentijn hofman floated on the raadhuis de paauw pond in wassenaar all summer long. an inspiring and informative publication guided bikers and hikers to the locations via beautiful routes.  

client: city of the hague
project: feasibility study

the hague aspires to build a stronger profile based on the royal character of the city. with the presence of the royal family the city has substantial potential to attract international visitors.

in 2013 uniquole carries out a feasibility study to explore the possibility of a dutch royal palace. the central proposition is: how can a royal palace of national importance take shape, in order to attract a broad audience and become a tasteful icon for the city of the hague. The feasibility study offers insights into the execution concept, international benchmarks and trends, the location possibilities, required funding, exploitation and governing organisation

partner: the bijenkorf
project: masterly the hague

three times, the windows of the bijenkorf in the hague have featured the festival masterly the hague. designers selected by curator nicole uniquole were presented at the most inspired department store in the netherlands following the festival.

photo: painting by wilhelmina van pruisen, collection hoogsteder museum foundation. objects: royal delft. lighting: japth / design richard hutten.

client: jan taminiau
project: furnishing consultant for fashion store shanghai

JANTAMINIAU’s first store in asia recently opened its doors for the public. for the interior of the store in shanghai jan taminiau asked nicole uniquole to perpetuate the dutch design narrative. nicole uniquole selected designs by designer edward van vliet from the leolux collection.

client: city of the hague
project: visualisation royal museum

unlike similar royal locations in other countries, paleis noordeinde and paleis huis ten bosch are not open to the public. commissioned by the hague council uniquole developed concrete plans based on the conclusions drawn from the feasibility study.

under the working title ‘orange court the hague’ a corporate story was created, along with a visual brand identity for both the basic layout of the location and the design of high-quality exhibitions. the orange court realises narrative exhibitions on the orange-nassau dynasty and the monarchy using works on loan. spectacular historic craftsmanship from the international royal collections is combined with exciting contemporary design and fashion from dutch designers. contacts with (inter)national lenders, amongst which the royal collection trust, have been consolidated.

client: cornelis kruseman foundation
project: visual brand identity cornelis kruseman foundation

comissioned by the cornelis kruseman foundation a new website and flyer material was developed. the visual representation of the collection takes centre stage. The foundation aims to draw more attention to the work of the famous nineteenth century painter cornelis kruseman (1797-1857) and his painting relatives.

client: city of rotterdam
project: feasibility study

dutch design is a global brand. still the netherlands, as opposed to many other countries, do not have a national design museum with international allure. commissioned by the rotterdam council and royal ahrend uniquole explored the possibilities of a national design museum in Rotterdam. this initial exploration contains the general feasibility of and options for a national design museum in central Rotterdam.

photo: frieda mellema | architecture series.

client: zeeuws museum
project: advisering imago

uniquole offered brand and image consultancy to the zeeuws museum, house style and collection policy. In addition to typography and image, this concentrated on a consistent routing between various departments of the museum. the beautiful characteristic zeeuws image has featured prominently in all expressions of the museum again ever since.

client: city of harlingen | central government real estate agency
project: refurbishment of historic council chamber

with intermediary central government real estate agency and commissioned by harlingen council uniquole realised new high-quality rugs and carpets for the council hall and wedding hall of the city hall. in collaboration with maarten spruyt and tsur reshef various historical details of this state monument are incorporated in the design.

client: museum meermanno
project: positioning and image advice

museum meermanno is the oldest book museum in the world. the museum has asked uniquole for advice on the future positioning and image of the museum. the advice was included in the subsidy application for basic infrastructure for culture at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (bis 2017-2020).

client: royal leerdam crystal
prjoect: orange vase

this collaboration between princess margarita de bourbon de parme and royal leerdam crystal was initiated by nicole uniquole. for the first time a royal leerdam crystal orange vase has been created by a member of the royal family itself. orange vases are a royal leerdam crystal tradition. since 1927 a special vase is designed for ‘events of national importance’ or memorable occasions within the royal family. these collectors’ items, hand-shaped and mouth-blown in the centuries’ old crystal factory, always comes in a limited edition. for the theme ’75 years of liberty’ the princess was inspired by birds and water

client: consulate general in milan
project: intermediary art & design collections

the consulate-general in milan connects nicole uniquole, curator of masterly – the dutch pavilion, with businesses and industries that intend to open a branch in Italy or companies that wish to innovate their existing branch.


for many international businesses it is unimaginable not to have their “own” furniture in the entrance hall, or that there would be no work on the walls by a photographer from their home country.


dutch businesses abroad until now don’t take full advantage of this and with that miss out on opportunities.


uniquole is here, together with the consulate-general in milan, to change that.

client: foundation national open monument day
project: advice for program open monument day

in 2015 the open monument day was based on the them arts & crafts. The foundation national open monument day  asked uniquole to create the inspirational document. country estates, museums and historic residencies are excellent locations for presentations on the mix between historic and contemporary excellence. The refined carved wood, the stunning architecture, the hand-painted wallpaper and beautifully in-laid flooring are the ideal backdrop for designers embracing craftsmanship in their newest creations.

client: royal delft
project: image strategist and art director

uniquole and royal delft have contributed to an effective dialogue between design and craftsmanship through their continued collaboration. commissioned by royal delft uniquole formulated a strategy in word, but mostly in visuals and image, for the historic royal delft collection based on deflt blue. as art director uniquole managed to match different dutch designers with the cultural heritage, for the renewed appreciation of authenticity, craftsmanship and local culture. results were shown at corso como in milan during masterly in 2019. the ‘iconic collection’ curated by uniquole was photographed by frieda mellema in a contemporary setting. the photography for royal delft continues to be provided by uniquole.

client: kulturstiftung dessau-worlitz | anhalt dessau
project: mediation in purchase art collection

for the paleis oranienbaum exhibition uniquole decorated the mirror and crystal hall with works custom made by designer and glass blower bernard heesen. kulturstiftung dessau-worlitz, the owner of paleis oranienbaum was very impressed with the contemporary sparkle that restored this hall to its former glory. all selected objects exhibited in this hall were acquired at the recommendation of uniquole. as a result of mediation by uniquole the artist was commissioned to create another two large chandeliers with a diameter of 130cm for this hall. the mirror and crystal hall of paleis oranienbaum in this set up is still open to the public.

client: city of wassenaar
project: redesign city hall raadhuis de paauw

commissioned by the wassenaar council uniquole carried out research into new wall coverings for the city hall raadhuis de paauw. central to this was the history of the building in relation to contemporary design. the eighteenth-century building was once the residence of prince frederik of orange-nassau. architecture, history and royal allure were translated into contemporary design. the selection presented was applied during the renovation of the wedding hall.