Tile Stove Project by Dick van Hoff
for Royal Tichelaar Makkum

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Milan 09: Dutch designer Dick van Hoff  presented wood-burning stoves made of tiles for Dutch ceramic manufacturers Royal Tichelaar Makkum in Milan in April.

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A hand-painted version of the stove (above and below) was exhibited alongside the manufactured product (top image).

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See all our stories from Milan in our special Milan 09 category.

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Here's further details from Royal Tichelaar Makkum:

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Royal Tichelaar presents ‘FUNDAMENTALS OF MAKKUM’

Royal Tichelaar Makkum is persistently on the prowl for novel applications of ceramics. This approach has earned the company a strong reputation for ceramic creativity in projects together with, among others, Hella Jongerius, Studio Job, Alexander van Slobbe, and Studio Makkink and Bey.

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Last year Tichelaar’s Flower Pyramids won wide international acclaim. These exuberant celebrations of ceramic mastery showed the public craftsmanship and attention for detail as ‘New Luxury’.

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To contrast such highly exclusive tulip vases, produced in very limited numbers, Royal Tichelaar Makkum chose rather basic products for this year: a straightforward pottery’s service, developed with Atelier NL, in line with a tradition that has continued in Makkum until well into the 19th century; and two wood burning traditional tile stoves, as reinterpreted by Dick van Hoff.

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These products’ Arcadian charms demonstrate the beauty of local products and traditions. Both service set and tile stove will also be introduced in a hand painted version. The results will be shown to the world for the first time on the Salone del Mobile 2009 in Milan, from April 22nd to 26th.

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In order to further broaden the scope of ceramics, Dick van Hoff had already been asked to ponder a reshape of the traditional tile stove.

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As a functional designer, Van Hoff was the right man for the job: well known from previous cooperation projects, he had also proved to master the intricacies of artistically and technically designing a properly working wood burning stove.

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The ‘tile stove project’ was set up together with ‘Weltevree’, in recognition of their specific knowledge and shared appreciation of quality in use.

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Royal Tichelaar Makkum, the Netherlands’ oldest company, takes its long history serious without being ‘smugged down’ by it.

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Classic craftsmanship, contemporary design and research for the future, have sealed a durable alliance in Makkum.

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More about Royal Tichelaar Makkum on Dezeen:

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 Pyramids of Makkum

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Dick Van Hoff for Makkum

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  • http://www.winifredwikkeling.com/blog royal creme

    Makkum’s collaborations are incredible every time. Though I love the all black and the all white, Delft Blauw remains my weakness.

  • jed_

    blue and white is amazing as is the all white. great work.

  • theo

    green is fantastic

  • Kate

    The first and the black one look like a camera.. or is that just me?

  • tom

    Both Dick as Tichelaar keep surprising with a stunning collection!
    Like it want it,…

  • Al-Ishaq

    *cough*

  • http://www.bordueren24.de Bordüren

    Beautiful tiles, especially those blue ones. I really want to try Bouchon and not just because of the tiles.