Diary: Residing Spaces / Makkink & Bey


25 years of textiles in Dutch interiors are celebrated in the exhibition Living Spaces at the TextielMuseum. The central question throughout is, ‘What function does textile play in the interior?’ 6 concept rooms display interiors from 7 distinctive periods: Dutch Art Nouveau, 1930s’ modernism, the post-war period, the alternative 1970s, postmodernism and latest Dutch Style.  Each room is primarily based on the excellent image of a certain design and style motion or a certain trend such as the sunken seating region of the 1970s. Obviously visible is the combine of outdated and new all through.

The perfect house that architects and designers visualise is a single that few folks can afford. Class division is illustrated through movie fragments shown in every single room. Comparisons are made in between the comfy middle-class living area and images of doing work-class households residing in poverty in dark, dank, single-space dwellings.


Style duo Raw Color provided the exhibition’s graphic design and style and timeline. This takes viewers on a whistle-cease visual and textual journey by means of 100 years of Dutch historical past: political, social and technological alterations, the connection between family members improvement and residing space, textile designers and the textile industry.

Studio Makkink & Bey created a vision of the interior of the future in the TextielLab producing objects inspired by flexible and nomadic living. The exhibition runs right up until the 11 May possibly.


Styling: www.isabelcroon.nl

Photography: www.renevanderhulst.nl


The exhibition runs until finally the eleven May at:

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