DUTCH HERITAGE REDESIGNED
The ancient Funnel Beaker culture is known for its fine earthenware pottery, many examples of which have been excavated in the north of the Netherlands. They also built rock structures we know today as hunebeds. It was an honour to be asked to design tableware for the restaurant at the Hunebed Centre, the museum that presents the history and culture of these first inhabitants of the Netherlands. This design re-interprets their prehistoric tableware in the form of a contemporary service, with fragments of the original pottery ceramics getting a new lease of life in the photos decorating new crockery. After viewing the ancient ceramics in the museum, visitors can use them in the restaurant. It’s also nice to know that each item is made by local craftworkers at one of the Netherlands oldest ceramics factories, Royal Goedewaagen.