Archive for the ‘Exhibition Design’ Category

at home with jordaens

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Client: Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem

Project: Spatial design for temporary exhibition

Centre piece of the exhibition on the Flemish Baroque painter Jacob Jordaens is the reconstruction of his show room which used to be in his house in Antwerp. For the first time the nine ceiling paintings are shown in Holland in a reconstruction with a temporary twist: Jordaens wanted to overwhelm his clients with a richly decorated room, we added the mirrorfloor for an immersive experience. The mirrorfloor creates a fascinating new perspective on the ceiling paintings and activates visitors immediately to engage with the room and the artworks.

Paintings on loan from Phoebus Foundation, Antwerp

Graphic design by Kathrin Hero, built by Fiction Factory, wall prints by Watjeziet, light by 50lux, art handling by aorta.be


temples of malta

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Client: Dutch National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden

Project: Spatial design for temporary exhibition

The exhibition Temples of Malta presents Malta’s rich prehistoric culture, a world of temples, tombs and mysterious stone figures. We look back to these ancient times (3600-2500 BC) using contemporary high-tech: Robot cameras hovering over the temple models on eye-level create a monumental live projection that gives the impression of walking through the actual sites.

Another live camera zooms in on one of the so called ‘fat ladies’, enlarging her prehistoric face and underlining the universal and timeless quality of human features.

Visual backbone of the exhibition are the wall banners in a color gradient from dark to light red ochre, the pigment found in tombs and on the stone figures.

Concept and spatial design: Archetypisch

Graphic design: Esther de Vries

Robot camera installation: Uif Putters

Graphic production: Riwi Collotype

Colour gradient by Rosa de Kruif

we built this city on rock and roll

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Client: Van Eesteren Museum, Amsterdam

Project: Photo compilation and design for temporary exhibition

“We built this city on Rock and roll” shows photographs of the music heroes of the 60/70s shot by Gijsbert Hanekroot, a pioneer of rock music photography.

A black stage creates an extra floor in the museum, offering a whole new perspective on the beautiful pavilion. Climbing up the stairway to heaven, the visitors find themselves eye to eye with David Bowie, Blondie, The Who, Nina Hagen and many more. As the stage is made of rented scaffolding material and the black fabric is being re-used, our design scores high on sustainability.

Graphic design: Cecilia Hendrikx

Sponsored by Patkel, Voordekunst, AFK, VSB fonds

Mounting by Artefact Montage en Tirza Mol



Cyprus, a dynamic island

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Cyprus, A Dynamic Island

Client: Dutch National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden

Project: Spatial design for temporary exhibition

Cyprus was one of the most important hubs of ancient cultures in the Mediterranean. Thanks to its strategic location, the island has been at the centre of constant movements of people, sovereigns, religions and exchanges of goods. This dynamic scenario takes place in front of a background that always stayed the same: the nature of the island, brilliantly captured by the photography of Natascha Libbert. The combination of photography and archeological collection puts the objects in the context where they come from and shows the timeless beauty of Cypriot art.

Graphic design: Kathrin Hero

Photography: Natascha Libbert, Rob Overmeer, Archetypisch

Built by Fiction factory, graphics by Riwi Collo Type, animations Menno Schrap

the girl in the spotlight

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Client: Mauritshuis, The Hague

Project: Design of glass enclosure for public examination of Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring”

The Mauritshuis invited scientist from all over the world for an in-depth examination of Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring”. In a temporary studio the newest scan technology was applied in public for two weeks long to find out more about the materials and the layers of Vermeer’s iconic painting.

The shape of the glass encounter is inspired by historic folding screens. February 26 – March 11 2018

Graphic and interactive design by Yvonne van Versendaal and Ehud Neuhaus. Built by Kloosterboer Decor. Movie by Ivo Hoekstra, photographs by Ivo Hoekstra and Ehud Neuhaus


Lân fan taal, Leeuwarden 2018

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Client: Province of Fryslan

Project: Interior design of the visitor centre Obe, Leeuwarden

Lân fan taal is a free-state for all languages. In the framework of Leeuwarden European Capital of Culture 2018, Lân fan taal offers a podium for all kind of languages, including Frisian, but also slang, Braille, sign and body language, as well as dance, music and poetry. The visitor centre Obe is the portal to Lân fan taal.

The Wall of Languages with his revolving cubes visualizes the inconceivable amount of nearly 7000 living, recognized languages worldwide. Pinpointing your own language on these big walls is a way of defining your position in this world and realizing that your linguistic background is one of thousands of cultures to interact with.


Interior design by Archetypisch. Graphic design by Studio Louter.

Architecture by Powerhouse Company. Neons by Tim Etchells.


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Fascination with Persepolis

Client: Dutch National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden

Project: Spatial and graphic design for temporary exhibition

From the fourteenth century on European travellers, photographers and scholars made the long journey to present-day Iran to visit Persepolis, one of the most fascinating archaeological sites in the ancient world. The exhibition shows their impressions captured in drawings, photographs and writings, based on the book by Corien Vuurman. 2017


slow food

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Client: Mauritshuis, The Hague

Project: Exhibition design of SLOW FOOD, Still Lifes of the Golden Age. The color scheme is inspired by the colors of an artichoke: from darker to lighter green to pink-purple in the heart. The earlier still lifes are hanging on the shades of green, whereas the late monochrome paintings are displayed on purple. The exhibition walls in various heights create intimate cabinets where visitors can zoom in on all the delicacies. The exhibition guide provides deeper information and includes an ingredient list!

March 9 – June 25 2017

Graphic design Kathrin Hero

Construction Fiction Factory, Amsterdam
Lighting Advisor Hans Wolff & Partners, Amsterdam
Print Exhibition Rijnja, Amsterdam
Print Guides Pantheon drukkers, Velsen-Noord

Photography Ivo Hoekstra

bible foundation

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Client: Gereformeerde Bijbelstichting/Reformed Bible Foundation, Leerdam

Project: Exhibition design of permanent collection of the foundation.

A walk through the history of bible translations displaying the impressive bible collection from 1477 until today. 2016.

In association with www.museummind.nl

Book supports by Mark de Graaff  http://artefactmontage.nl/

water treasure

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Client: Hoogheemraadschap Hollands Noorderkwartier regional water board

Project: Exhibition design of permanent collection for water board in its new office building in Heerhugowaard. 2011

This exhibition emphasizes contrasts within the collection, with fine crystal glasses used by directors placed alongside rough tools for building dikes. Such objects symbolize the inner and outer worlds of the institution in its centuries-old struggle against the water.

In association with suopulab.nl

Object mounting by Mark de Graaff  http://artefactmontage.nl/