‘Royal Showpieces’ presents TU/e students designs

University of Technology Eindhoven (TU/e) students of Industrial Design are exhibiting four works at Het Loo Palace in Apeldoorn (Paleis Het Loo). The ‘Royal Showpieces’ exhibition links modern design with pieces from the Dutch Royal Family’s Collection.

Dutch designers exhibit in five historic interiors of the palace in ‘Royal Showpieces, a royal encounter with Dutch design’. For the first time in the history of Paleis Het Loo these traditional interiors will be given a different look. Using museum pieces from the depots along with clothing, tableware and art objects the well-known exhibition curator Nicole Uniquole is presenting a lively dialogue between the royal taste of the past and contemporary Dutch design.

According to Industrial Design (ID) lecturer Ir. Maarten Versteeg, ‘Royal Showpieces’ "puts modern-day craftsmen in the limelight." Designs presented by TU/e ID students Maijke Receveur, Erwin Hoogerwoord and Karin Niemantsverdriet were created for ID theme Wearable Senses. The exhibition features work by Dutch designers Jan Taminiau, Scholten & Baijings, Scheltens & Abbenes.

Former ID students Wisse Trooster and Quinten Peuling secured a spot in the Apeldoorn exhibition through their collaboration with The Hague designer Karel Bodegom.

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