Until November 30 the exhibition Tiles in the Atrium Den Haag - Piet Design can be seen. This exhibition is an initiative from Atrium City Hall in collaboration with de archeologic department of the Municipality of The Hague, Piet Design and Letter Z Design.
The Atrium featured a spectacular colorful carpet in 2002 from the Korean artist Michael Lon. With this enormous success in mind, the Atrium City Hall foundation has found the well-known designer Elisabeth Rijkels from Piet Design from the region of The Hague to make a colorful design for the tile floor of the Atrium. Elisabeth has set up a historical Labyrinth of multicolored, old-Dutch (slab) tiles on the existing floor of the Atrium. The city coat of arms of The Hague, the Stork, gets a beautiful spot on the floor in a special form.
Department of Archeology of the Municipality of The Hague
From the 17th century, many houses in The Hague were decorated with wall tiles. The department of Archeology of the Municipality of The Hague shows in this exhibition some beautiful examples that have emerged during excavations in the city center of The Hague. Acrobats, musicians, merchants, children playing and colorful birds, butterflies and cherubs can be seen in the decor specially designed by Piet Design. www.denhaag.nl/archeologie
Piet Design was founded in 1990 by Elisabeth (Piet) Rijkels-Visser (1972). In the 80s, Piet made scale models from houses, farms and bridges from cardboard to play with, and in her high school days the first commercial building plate appeared: Kasteel Groeneveld in Baarn. Countless building boards followed. And while Piet studied architecture in Delft, Piet Design became the largest building board producer in the Netherlands. Museums in particular were executed in cardboard, but institutions like De Rijksdienst voor de Monumentenzorg and de Staten Genraal were also able to find Piet Design for large assignments. Now the focus within Piet Design lies on product development.
The tiles that are shown in the Atrium are also inspired by the old Dutch tiles from the early 17th century. These multicolored tiles were made in the Netherlands when the blue / white Delft tiles did not yet exist. Moreover, the patterns on the floor are based on centuries old motifs. www.pietdesign.nl
Atrium City Hall
The Atrium Den Haag is the meeting center in the city hall for citizens and visitors of The Hague. Cultural, educational, social and commercial events and exhibitions are organized. Stichting Atrium City Hall organizes these various activities in the Atrium, such as the exhibition Tiles in the Atrium Den Haag - Piet Design. www.atriumcityhall.nl www.facebook.com/atriumdenhaag www.instagram.com/atriumdenhaag