Petra Blaisse and Desso Woven into the Fabric of Stedelijk Museum

Petra Blaisse and Desso Woven into the Fabric of Stedelijk Museum
Dec 10, 2012
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Petra Blaisse and Desso Woven into the Fabric of Stedelijk Museum_01 STEDELIJK_01.jpg The tapestry’s layered motifs are nods to the museum and Dutch culture, while each floor is delineated like a section drawing; labels for the floors indicate which spaces are behind the wall for museumgoers.

Photography courtesy Desso
 
Petra Blaisse and Desso Woven into the Fabric of Stedelijk Museum_02 STEDELIJK_02.jpg Various stitching details reference the weaving history of the Netherlands. 

Photography courtesy Desso

Petra Blaisse and Desso Woven into the Fabric of Stedelijk Museum_03 STEDELIJK_04.jpg The new annex designed by Benthel Crouwel Architects—a smooth white volume that cants upward—is known locally as “the bathtub.”

Photography John Lewis Marshall