I29 Interior Architects Shines a Light on the Dutch Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics

In the art nouveau gallery at the Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, renovated by I29 Interior Architects, custom steel-framed displays are uplit by LEDs. Photography by Ewout Huibers.

The centerpiece of the museum complex is a former royal palace dating to 1622, its brick facade previously restored. Photography by Ewout Huibers.

The palace’s former entrance hall now serves as the visitor information center. Photography by Ewout Huibers.

Custom displays of high-pressure laminate modeled on shipping containers house mass-production pieces such as examples of Boerenbont, the Dutch floral-patterned tableware. Photography by Ewout Huibers.

A painted passageway connects galleries in colors taken from Chinese ceramic glazes. Photography by Ewout Huibers.

Flooring throughout is existing wood that was stained. Photography by Ewout Huibers.

Open steel tubing frames space above the tea salon’s bar. Photography by Ewout Huibers.

Lit by LEDs, display cases are fronted with safety glass. Photography by Ewout Huibers.

Schwarm, a series of ceramic beetles by RaR, decorate a wall in the tea salon. Photography by Ewout Huibers.

Thomas Bentzen designed its stools and Hay the chairs. Photography by Ewout Huibers.

Polyurethane flooring flows throughout the adjoining gift shop. Photography by Ewout Huibers.

Custom shelving is powder-coated steel. Photography by Ewout Huibers.

Displays stand 8 feet tall on a gallery’s stained wood flooring. Photography by Ewout Huibers.

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