Nothing New/Studio Makkink & Bey
During the Milan Furniture Fair in 2003, Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum presented its first commission to leading contemporary designers, entitled 'Nothing New'. The key aims were the renewal of the old craft process and developing the existing collection, in which hand-painted work plays a major part. Hella Jongerius, Jurgen Bey and Marcel Wanders were asked to create new decorative methods using the tin glaze technique, which is also called faience. Three inspirational series provide an ingenious insight into the hand painting process and the company's archive, and are a welcome addition to the collection.