In contrast with last year's extravagant tulip pyramids, Royal Tichelaar Makkum went back to basics this year in Milan launching a pottery's service by Atelier NL and tile-clad stoves by Dick van Hoff.
In 2008, Royal Tichelaar Makkum's Flower Pyramids made quite a statement during the Milan Furniture Fair and continued to make headlines - both positive and critical - throughout the year.
To contrast such highly exclusive tulip vases, produced in very limited numbers, Royal Tichelaar Makkum chose rather basic products for this year: a straightforward pottery’s service, developed with Atelier NL, in line with a tradition that has continued in Makkum until well into the 19th century; and two wood burning traditional tile stoves, as reinterpreted by Dick van Hoff. These products’ arcadian charms demonstrate the beauty of local products and traditions. Both service set and tile stove will also be introduced in a hand painted version.
By digging up, shaping and baking clay from different locations, Lonny van Ryswyck and Nadine Sterk (Atelier NL) created a beautiful series of plates and bowls in different colours that reflect the characteristics of the soil. The whiteness in the final ceramic shows a high content of chalk while redness reflects iron rich dirt. The collection could be considered as a sort of baked map of Dutch soil.
Dick van Hoff's tile stoves/fireplace are a modern take on traditional Dutch wood-burning tile stoves. Made from a cast iron frame, concrete interior and clad in ceramic tiles - the blue and white version was particularly eye-catching - the stoves were made in collaboration with Weltevree.
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