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Intervention #19 Frans Dijkmeijer - A Life in Weaving

from June 2 2012 until September 30 2012

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This summer Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is devoting an exhibition to the fabrics of the Dutch textile designer Frans Dijkmeijer. Dijkmeijer’s fabrics are used for furniture upholstery and interior decoration and are still very popular among international furniture designers. Designer Bertjan Pot (1975) is supervising the fitting out of the exhibition, where the important design choices made by Frans Dijkmeijer are illustrated using material swatches, photos and video interviews.

The exhibition ‘Intervention #19 Frans Dijkmeijer - A Life in Weaving’ in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen was originally planned for this 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

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.

Watch de video of Frans Dijkmeijer here on ArtTube.

Design in Boijmans

This exhibition is part of the ‘Design in Boijmans’ programme. This summer design has been spotlighted in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. With the renewed arrangement of the museum collection and several design exhibitions, in 2012 a lot of attention is paid to design in the museum.

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