Are you ready for some more oohing and aahing? Then sit down for part 2 of my visit to the Royal Showpieces exhibition at Paleis Het Loo in the Dutch town of Apeldoorn. And in case you missed it, here’s part one.
I’ve been a sucker for big chandeliers ever since I found out last year that they make for great photo’s – just take a look at exhibit A or exhibit B and you’ll know what I mean. And as you can see in the photo’s below, I found some cool new specimens at Het Loo. I was equally impressed of course with all the daring combinations of contemporary design and antiques, like the Ingo Maurer LED candles installation. It was the umpteenth example of the ‘opposing mirrors creat illusion of infinity’ trend I’ve seen this year, but still – very, very impressive. And if that wasn’t enough, there was the insanely extravagant royal reception room where Jan Taminiau, the designer of Dutch Queen Máxima’s most famous dress, played a prominent role. Notice by the way the custom-printed carpet by sponsor Desso – the pattern matches the ceiling, what a great touch!
I’ll publish the third and final blogpost about the Royal Showpieces exhibition in a couple of days, so be sure to come back soon!