Milan - FF 2013 – Droog. Droog celebrated its 20th birthday with a look to the present and future. At the Furniture Fair an abundance of new works, new initiatives and new collaborations and also twenty items, each from a year in the history of Droog.
Above. Three of the six members of Studio droog; Sander Hofstee, Marielle Janmaat and Martijn Schonfeld.
Droog. Rag Chair by Tejo Remy, 1993 and Slow Glow Lamp designed by Next architects and Aura Luz Melis. The light source is immersed in fat. As the heat from the light slowly melts the substance, an intriguing process gradually unravels before your eyes. The light glows brighter and brighter and the lamp becomes warmer and warmer in a comforting way.
Droog. The New Original furniture collection – copying as a driver of innovation, inspired by China. Family Vases by Studio Droog, the exact color schemes of classic Chinese vases have been distilled into gradients.
Droog. Sliced Teapot by Studio Droog. Standard Chinese teapot, cup and bowl are sliced in half for individual portions.
Droog - Rijksmuseum. The new and completely transformed Rijksmuseum presents new designs based on Rijksstudio, developed by Studio Droog and deJongeKalff. Century old works reinterpreted in contemporary shapes, techniques and materials.
Above: Centrepiece by Studio Droog. A lavishly decorated centrepiece by German silversmith Wenzel Jamnitzer, is now re-decorated with 3D-printed magnetic miniatures of the Rijksmuseum collection.
Droog - Rijksmuseum. Napkin Collar by Studio Droog. A ruff is given a new function, adding a touch of elegance to any table setting. And, Rubber tablecloth by deJongeKalf. Traditional craft is transformed through a modern material and technique.
Sources: Napkin collar: Irregular wavy ruff of linen batiste, consisting of a long strip on a linen collar is pleated with a small border decoration in stitch, cross stitch marked in red silk ‘CY’, anonymous, 1615 -1635. Tablecloth: Embroidery Example with rectangular shield, Albrecht Dürer, 1507 – 1521.
Droog - Rijksmuseum. Layer Plates by Studio Droog. The motif of a historical plate has been distilled onto four glass plates. Enjoy each on its own, stack them to recreate the original motif, or create one of your own imagination.
Source: Plate with Imari decor, porcelain factory on the Amstel, 1784 – 1814.
Droog. Fish Restaurant by Studio Droog. The typical Chinese restaurant with its required fish tank has been inverted. Now it’s the fish tank that hosts a miniature table setting instead.