Frans Dijkmeijer exhibition postponed

Press release

Frans Dijkmeijer exhibition postponed
Vrijdag 18 november

The exhibition of Frans Dijkmeijer in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has been postponed until the spring of 2012 because of the sudden death of the textile designer.

The exhibition ‘Intervention #19 Frans Dijkmeijer - a life in weaving’ in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen was originally planned for the autumn. Because of the death of Frans Dijkmeijer, the exhibition has been postponed and will now open on 2 June 2012, Dijkmeijer can be considered a key figure within the European weaving industry.

Frans Dijkmeijer (1936-2011) is known for his timeless and original fabric designs. Dijkmeijer’s fabrics are used for furniture upholstery and interior decoration and are still very popular among international furniture designers. From 1966 to 1980, Dijkmeijer worked at De Ploeg weaving mill. Currently, his fabrics are produced by renowned companies such as
the Danish textile manufacturer Kvadrat.

In 2000, Frans Dijkmeijer was awarded the Profile Prize for his contribution to the textile industry.

The exhibition ‘Intervention #19 Frans Dijkmeijer – A Life in Weaving’, is sponsored by Kvadrat.