Pyramids of Makkum
It's Chelsea Flower Show week. I so wish I was going again this year, but I couldn't let this week pass without at least one floral reference here on Design Hunter.
Gallery Libby Sellers is currently exhibiting Pyramids of Makkum, a collection of sculptural tulip pyramids designed by Hella Jongerius, Jurgen Bey, Studio Job and Alexander van Slobbe and produced by Royal Tichelaar Makkum.
In the 17th century flower pyramids were considered the finest examples of Delftware of their time. These highly aristocratic vases reached the height of their popularity in the 1690s and became synonymous with design patronage and technical expertise. Only a few survive, and following a demanding restoration project on some original examples in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Royal Tichelaar Makuum invited a number of leading contemporary designers to create their own modern reinterpretations of these grandiose towers.
Pyramids of Makkum is at Gallery Libby Sellers until 16 June 2012.