Architect/ Alessandro Mendini
Client: Groningen City Council/Bouwgroep Dijkstra-Draaisma
Product: 1500 sq. m. ceramic tiles, each 1200 x 1200 mm, with decoration in 12 colours applied by silkscreen printing.
The Groninger Museum (1994), designed by the Italian architect and designer Alessandro Mendini (b.1931), was thoroughly renovated in 2010. One of the pavilions that Mendini had had clad in large, colourful laminated sheets had become so discoloured by UV light that they had to be replaced. Because glazes generally are unaffected by discoloration, Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum was asked to develop ceramic plates for the purpose.