Margot Berkman | Les Dames et la Licorne Berkman en Janssens Amsterdam 2004
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Les Dames et la Licorne Berkman en Janssens Amsterdam 2004

A fairytale-like entrance to the Bos en Lommer shopping center

 

The artist duo Berkman and Janssens created an unique floor artwork (16 mx 40 m) in combination with a stainless steel fence (5 m x 10 m). This forms the surprising entrance of the Bos en Lommer shopping center.

 

In the entrance of the shopping center at the Bos en Lommerplein, sparrows in the fence welcome visitors and point the way to the richly decorated tiles that decorate the ground floor. The fence with sparrows and the floor with fairytale animals together form “Les Dames et la Licorne”.

 

Berkman and Janssens have once again proved with “Les Dames et la Licorne” to be able to give an original interpretation to the concept “art in public space“.

 

For the first time in the Netherlands a work of art of this type and sizehas been placed. Public places have high demands on tile floors. Berkman and Janssens,  have succeeded in developing a special tile line that meets extremely high aesthetic and sustainability requirements, and also allows for large-scale representations (eg of animal figures) with fairy-like appearance.

 

There was also a close collaboration with a supplier for  the stainless steel fence. The fence was also the inspiration for the new logo of the Bos en Lommer shopping center.

 

 

People cherish the artwork and this public area.

 

 

 

Commisioner

Multi Vastgoed en City of Amsterdam

Location

Bos en Lommer shopping Centre Amsterdam

Material

ceramic tiles and stainless steel fence

Publications

Archive press

Category

Commissions, Drawings, Public Area, Sculptures

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