Studio Droog and deJongeKalff have designed products inspired by the museum collection, including titanium cutlery, a series of glass plates and 3D printed serviette rings. Colours, shapes and details from age-old works by Vermeer and Dürer are transformed into contemporary products using materials such as rubber and titanium. The spectacular table piece is a unique item; a reinterpretation of the 16th-century version by German silversmith Wenzel Jamnitzer, richly decorated with 3D printed magnetic miniatures from the Rijksmuseum collection. The dining table with ‘Rijksstudio items’ is part of the presentation by Droog (currently celebrating its 20th anniversary) in Milan.
In this presentation, Droog and the Rijksmuseum have again joined forces, having collaborated for the first time in October 2012 on the launch of Rijks Studio, the digital platform where 130,000 works of art from the collection can be viewed in high-resolution detail and ‘liked’. For this occasion, Droog created a temporary tattoo depicting a work by Jan Davidz. de Heem. In the Milan presentation, Droog is once again translating the Rijksmuseum collection to the present day.
The Rijksmuseum will be reopening on 13 April. The Rijksmuseum’s world-famous collection is being presented in an entirely new way. For the very first time, visitors can make a journey through time and experience a sense of beauty and of time. In 80 galleries, 8,000 objects tell the story of 800 years of Dutch art and history. Only Rembrandt’s masterpiece The Night Watch will be returning to its original position.