Museum + architecture + design + audience

Schermafbeelding 2013-04-25 om 23.24.30On 13 april 2013, after ten years of rebuilding, renovation and restoration, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has reopened. The Rijksmuseum’s world-famous collection is being presented in an entirely new way. For the very first time, visitors can make a journey through time and experience a sense of beauty and of time. In 80 galleries, 8,000 objects tell the story of 800 years of Dutch art and history.
Short before the reopening, the Rijksstudio was launched.

All of the images in the collection of the Rijksmuseum are high resolutions. So the printout of the (online) visitors favorite works will look really great. One can even download them and use them for creating products. Discoveries and special sets of some of the 125.000 works may inspire others. Sharing one’s Rijksstudio is possible via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or of course via That’s quite a different approach and Rijksstudio won 3 prizes at the leading Museums and the Web conference 2013.

Schermafbeelding 2015-04-01 om 17.32.21Meanwhile Rijksmuseum and Droog launch several new innovative products during the Salone del Mobile in Milan. “Studio Droog and deJongeKalff have designed products inspired by the museum collection, including titanium cutlery, a series of glass plates and 3D printed serviette rings. Colours, shapes and details from age-old works by Vermeer and Dürer are transformed into contemporary products using materials such as rubber and titanium. The spectacular table piece is a unique item; a reinterpretation of the 16th-century version by German silversmith Wenzel Jamnitzer, richly decorated with 3D printed magnetic miniatures from the Rijksmuseum collection. The dining table with ‘Rijksstudio items’ is part of the presentation.


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