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A tribute to design

by ANNIE GOTTERSON on Apr 28, 2011 in Interiors , Lifestyle
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Hand-made clay chairs, marqueterie floors, a table with many arms and furniture inlaid with skeletons are just a few of the new additions to the Groninger Museum after its dramatic renovation.

Situated on the banks of the Verbindings Canal in the northern Netherlands, the Groninger Museum of modern and contemporary art was originally built in 1894. A century later, when it had become too small to contain the now extensive collections, three new buildings were constructed by some of the world’s most influential and innovative Modernist designers and architects. Italian Alessandro Medini headed up the all-star team, which included Michele de Lucchi, Philippe Starck and Coop Himmelb(l)au.

Then, last year, when the time came for interior renovations, the museum once again selected firms and designers with a unique and modern vision. Working independently of each other over eight months, Studio Jobs, Maarten Baas and Jamie Hayon worked on their own projects, overseen by the museum’s curator, Mark Wilson.

 

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