The project is part of an Artist in Residence project organized by de Bijenkorf, a chain of high-end department stores in The Netherlands. It is located in the small tower on de Bijenkorf inAmsterdam, a spot in the historic heart of the city that has been converted into a cultural haven. The new space will act as a work space for national and international artists invited by de Bijenkorf and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
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The interior design was inspired by the play of different scales and perception in the universe of ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ On one side a vertical installation of wooden volumes from floor to ceiling is placed, the other side is a full white space. The wooden installation includes a pantry, storage, desk and daybed. All functions have been stacked on top of each other as a kind of ‘living cabinet’ in order to experience the tower on different levels. Users can reach the cabinet via a small ladder, while a monumental spiral stair leads to the restored cupola.
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