Work by students and teachers KABK in exhibition 'Dutch Design - House of Orange'
25-4-2012 - 30-09-2012

KABK Exhibition

Five students Textile and Fashion, one student Post Graduate Industrial Design, two teachers Post Graduate Industrial Design and two teachers Fine Arts of the Royal Academy of Art The Hague participate in the exhibition 'Dutch Design - Huis van Oranje' in Paleis Oranienbaum. Her Majesty Queen Beatrix and the federal president of Germany will open the exhibition at the 25th of April 2012. The palace, former home to Dutch princess 'Heriette Catharina van Anhalt-Dessau, princess of Oranje-Nassau' will be opened to the public from the 26th of April til the 30th of September 2012.

The exhibition 'Dutch Design - House of Orange' is an exhibition of contemporary Dutch Design and fashion in combination with historical artefacts from the Dutch Royal Archives. Next to prominent Dutch designers like Viktor & Rolf, Hella Jongerius, Spijkers & Spijkers, Marcel Wanders, Ineke Hans and Piet-Hein Eek, the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) The Hague was asked to participate in the grand summer exhibition.

Prince Maurits to ‘delicate textures’
The multiple perspective is an important aspect in the Fashion and Textile course of the Royal Academy of Art; students will be confronted with the past, present and future of fashion and society. Fixed start assignment in the curriculum of second-year students is the replica of a costume from a self-selected historical period. Five qualitatively strong costumes were selected from this assignment to participate in the Dutch Design exhibition. In accordance with the Palace Oranienbaum the costumes are all linked to the Oranges. The five Fashion and Textile students who will present their costume are: Gino Anthonisse, costume based on prince Maurits 1618, Anna Malá, costume based on Ernst Casimir I van Nassau Dietz 1573-1632, Josine Nell, costume based on stadholder Willem III 1675, Lisa Randoe, costume based on Willem III 1672 and Sonny Roffel, costume based op Anna van Hannover 1750.

Fine Arts teacher Christie van der Haak shows three panels with her heraldic textile design Semper Fidelis in the room of Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau. Cushions with a special textile design by Fine Arts teacher Engelien van den Dool are also shown.

Teachers Post Graduate Course Industrial Design at the KABK, Jantje Fleischhut and Maaike Roozenburg, participate in the exhibition. Lastly, Lilian van Daal, student at the Post Graduate Course Industrial Design, presents her collectie 'Delicate Textures' in which paper is immortalized in an exclusive porcelain object.

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