We Go Dutch: Bleu D1653 by Arian Brekveld, Chris Koens and Damian O’Sullivan
Collection for Royal Delft
Call it modern nostalgia, new originality or the purest form of Dutch Design, Blue D1653 brings the best design of two eras together in one collection. The Royal Delft Blue D1653 is a unique collection of decorative objects and consumer products for food, mood and lifestyle that combines design of the present day with the long and considerable history of Royal Delft. The name Blue D1653 comes from Blue for Delftware, 1653 for the founding year of Royal Delft and D for design.
The products of Blue Blue D1653 are designed by well know Dutch Designers and produced by the guild masters of the 21st century. They invent and develop new products and let is inspired by master painters of Royal Delft. These master painters‘ guild, the refined art of pottery painting is learned by tradition and strict selection. The collaboration between the designers and Royal Delft Master Painters leads to products with a distinctive character. The designers of this first collection Blue D1653 are Arian Brekveld , Chris Koens and Damian O’Sullivan.
De Porcelain Fles (now Royal Delft) has been since 1653 the largest and most important producer of Delft Blue and is the only producer of the 17th century started company’s still operating and located in Delft. With the introduction of Royal Delft Blue D1653 shows that in addition to tradition there is also a modern reviving of Delftware.
Story by: Gabriëlle Voogt