Zuiderzee Settings | Textiles

tulip wood, ceramics | 82 x 92 x 212 cm | 2010

This "seater cabinet" can be used as storage, but also as a seater; inspired on historical pieces with a multiple function. This piece of furniture with a ceramic bucket and blanket symbolizes to the habit of peeling potatoes and shrimps at home and repairing fishing nets outdoors. The still life on the ceramic piece of cloth shows a women peeling potatoes with a bucket.
With it's soft coloured tulip wood combined with white soft ceramic drawers topped with matte gold glaze this really shows a soft and very romantic  side of the history of the Dutch Zuiderzee. Even the  handmade paintings are much more soft then usually.

Photography by Frank Tielemans