National Museum of Ceramics Princessehof

05 / 04 / 2018
A project by i29.
Photography: Ewout Huibers
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At the heart of Leeuwarden, in the Netherlands, we uncover one of the most recent and surprising projects of i29. Celebrating its 100th birthday, the National Museum of Ceramics Princessehof opens its doors with a brand new image that shows a clean and contemporary interior design inside a monumental building from the 18th century.

Throughout the building there are various elements, designed down to the smallest detail, that bring this sensorial experience to life. The opened up entrance, filled with daylight, the large garden and the vibrant and fresh colors in contrast with the grey tones define the ample spaces and highlight the openness and modernity of the experience.

The intersection of the classic with the contemporary also reveals itself in the renovation and the composition - for the “Mass Production” room, “an installation was made of what seems to be simply stacked, brightly lit white boxes where visitors are fully encircled by ceramics”, while inside the “Art Nouveau”, “the room has been completely darkened, isolating the exhibited objects and making them look like they are floating in the air”, explained the Amsterdam based design firm.