Kiki van Eijk's career began in 2000 with her hand-knotted carpet "Kiki Carpet" - with which she graduated with distinction from the design academy in Eindhoven.Read more about the artist
The quiet image of a flat-iron left standing on a piece of cloth, still hot enough to make the cloth wrinkle up: designer Kiki van Eijk was surprised at the feeling of everyday commonness most of the interiors at the Zuiderzee Museum invoke with the visitor – as if the personages have only just left the scene. In a collaboration project with the Royal Tichelaar Makkum ceramics factory she made seven unique ensembles, each consisting of a tulipwood piece of furniture, gold-plated ceramic objects and fine textiles. Images, patterns and materials are all inspired by the rich history of the Zuiderzee area, but are translated to the here and now. A striking aspect of Kiki van Eijk’s ceramics is that they are shaped and finished after textile models, which give them a ‘soft’, cuddly appearance.