The book Design/Art, Limited Editions wants to shed light on this phenomenon as it presents itself today. In collaboration with international, specialised galleries, an overview of the work of more than 70 international designers has been put together. The introductory text contains the final results of a lively discussion between curators and design critics, who obviously did not reach a unanimous opinion. Perhaps this publication will enrich your personal understanding of the matter. Each copy of the book supports the concept with a serial number on the cover.
Throughout the centuries, silverware has been a source of inspiration for many artists. Religious silverware raised the profession to unprecedented heights, but in the course of the 20th century commissions became scarce. More and more studios had to close their doors and monumental silverwork soon disappeared into the background. Gradually, training also left something to be desired. Father Rob and son Jaap Thalen’s dream is to make the very best again: objects, utensils and works of art in silver such as have been hard to find for a long time. Monumental creations for which both the old craftsmanship and the most advanced techniques are required. Their designs take shape in Francorchamps, Belgium, and are appreciated worldwide.