Having dinner with King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maximá – Royal Damask 2013
The table linen ‘Koningsdamast’ was made on the occasion of the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander in 2013. Together with a beautifully hand-crafted book, it was presented to the royal couple during an intimate reception at the Cobra Museum on King’s Day in Amstelveen.
A limited edition was sold at the Textile Museum Tilburg. The book ‘Koningsdamast’ has been added to the Royal Library in the Hague. For more information please contact me through firstname.lastname@example.org
‘I feel very honored with this assignment. I love working in a tradition and I like to inspire me for my monumental art commissions by museum collections as a source of knowledge and history. In the TextielMuseum I have woven this royal shiny white linen with the skilled craftsmen of the TextielLab ‘.
The motifs of the orange tree, the crown and the scepter, which I used earlier in the design of the decorative fence for the Royal tree, form the basis for the design of the royal damask. Dining is about being together, making connections, about good conversations in a relaxed atmosphere and about socializing. About the King and the Queen together. I have searched for the connecting motive to represent the influence, love and passion of Queen Máxima. For me, that is the sun: as a symbol from the arms of Argentina, but especially because her strong personality radiates warmth and passion. Without sun, the blossom does not grow. Together with King Willem-Alexander she gives our country a new and powerful shine. I hope that the linen Royal Damask will radiate that “.