Following the successful ‘Royal Showpieces’ presentation in 2014, ‘Royal Showpieces II, served in style’ will open on 25 September in Paleis Het Loo. This time, the dining culture at court is brought to life in a unique way with dinner services, table linen and applied art. The well-known exhibition designer Nicole Uniquole has combined works by contemporary designers with historical objects from the museum depositories. The palace rooms undergo a surprising transformation in which olours, fragrances and music appeal to the senses. Visitors can actually enter the rooms to experience things from close by.
Items from the museum depositories that are seldom seen by the public will be exhibited in five different palace rooms. Thanks to close collaboration with Museum Huis Doorn, the choice of these items has been considerably enlarged. Uniquole combines the historic items with contemporary design around the central theme of dining. Modern design is on show from both Dutch and foreign artists, including Esther Derkx, Daniel van Dijck, Anne ten Donkelaar, Maud van Deursen, Katharina Mischer & Thomas Traxler, Vika Mitrichenko, Edwin Oudshoorn, Else Schenkeveld, Qiyun Deng, and Edward van Vliet.
Textile, numerous pieces of china, colossal copper pans and gigantic soup terrines show the dining culture that is only possible in a palace; use is made of ingredients such as game, fish and vegetables from its own estates.
Guest curator Nicole Uniquole is assisted by the renowned interior and exhibition designers Maarten Spruyt and Tsur Reshef.