The Netherlands Embassy in Cairo
Location: Cairo (EG)
Designer: Z2, previously known as Zwändel
Client: Zwändel Wanddecoratie
Product: hand-painted ceramic beads
Z2 was commissioned to create works of art in or around the Netherlands Embassy in Cairo. It was decided to use the artwork as a showpiece for the embassy and the Netherlands with the entrance gate providing the perfect canvas. By extending a semi-circle of the fence outwards, and thickening its bars, it could be strung with beads. The ceramic beads vary in diameter, from 60 to 140 mm, and are hand painted with historical motifs.