Delftware at Schiphol

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Monday 08 January 2018

Dutch Delftware at Schiphol Airport

Paleis Het Loo and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol have entered into a unique partnership for four years. Passengers using Schiphol’s E pier will have an unexpected meeting with art. Twelve Delftware vases from the gardens of Paleis Het Loo will be presented in a design of Dutch designer Mae Engelgeer. The presentation is part of the Paleis Het Loo on Tour, an initiative of the museum to exhibit exceptional sub-collections during the extensive renovation and rebuilding activities to national and international public at various places in the Netherlands.


King-Stadholder Willem III and Queen Mary Stuart II were the founders and first residents of Paleis Het Loo. And it was Mary who, in the 17th century, laid the basis for Delftware becoming our national icon. Royal Tichelaar Makkum has used several garden vases that have survived for four centuries to act as models for reproductions which have been painted by hand in the complicated 17th-century tin-glazed technique.

designer Mae Engelgeer

The work of the famous Dutch designer Mae Engelgeer can be seen throughout the world thanks to the partnerships she has with international brands for which she designs under her signature. She has been able to stamp the recognisability of her handwriting, such as the use of colour and material, on this special project.

Paleis Het Loo toont Delfts blauw op SchipholPaleis Het Loo on Tour auf Schiphol