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Dutch design success now in Amsterdam

From 16 May, a unique Rijksmuseum dining table is on show at Hôtel Droog in Amsterdam. Inspired by Rijksstudio, the designers at Studio Droog and deJongeKalff reinterpreted several objects from the Rijksmuseum collection giving them a contemporary twist. The results include titanium cutlery, a silicone tablecloth and 3D-printed serviette rings in the shape of a 17th-century lace ruff. The highlight is a spectacular centrepiece made of white plastic based on a decorative 16th-century showpiece crafted by German silversmith Wenzel Jamnitzer, featuring small magnetic grass snakes and lizards. This dining table was recently launched with great success at the prestigious ‘Salone del Mobile’ design fair in Milan.

17th-century silicone tablecloths and 3D-printed cutlery
Using modern materials, Droog transformed the colours, shapes and details of the Old Masters as well as glassware, silverware and tableware from the Rijksmuseum collection into contemporary products. The centuries-old silver sugar spoon and porcelain butter trowel have been redesigned and turned into a sleek cutlery set of 3D-printed titanium. The model for deJongeKalff’s silicone tablecloth was a 15th-century woodcut by Albrecht Dürer from the Rijksmuseum collection.

Studio Droog and the Rijksmuseum have once again joined forces for this presentation, having previously created several products including a temporary tattoo based on a work by Jan Davidsz. de Heem. Last October, the Rijksmuseum launched Rijksstudio, a website containing 140,000 high-resolution images from its rich collection. All the images can be downloaded free of charge for personal and creative use.