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 colours, 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 Duursen, Katharina Mischer & Thomas Traxler, Vika
Mitrichenko, Else Schenkeveld and Qiyun Deng.
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.