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Nikkie Wester www.nikkiewester.com

The Garden room

By 03-09-2020

The space bearing the name ‘serre’ or conservatory, was transformed into a garden room by using elements of original 18th Century greeneries as an inspiration — the patterns used for the textile backdrops derived from the constructions of the originals. The rigid steel construction, combined with weightlessness of glass, was the inspiration for the lines of the wool and the translucent mash.

Since the space has multiple functions, both rentable for meetings as well as for weddings, the design contains three adjustable backdrops. This modular system allows the back walls to be bare or to divide the space in two without entirely removing the elements and therefore keeping their acoustic quality.

All textiles for this project were handmade with care. The intensive process of sewing, transferring the image on the fabric, dry felting, harnessing, damping and cleaning, makes it an authentic piece of custom-made design.

commissioned by Droog

Location: Staalstraat 7A, Amsterdam
Photography: Thijs Wolzak