Wall plates designed by Loes van Delft
The eccentric characters Pjipje and aapie now in Delft blue!
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Ancient art with a new look
Four hundred years ago, the first 'blue-on-white' porcelain reached the Dutch quays over raging waves and with fully loaded ships. Clever traders obtained this pottery from the imperial porcelain cities in Asia. It was so popular that creative Dutchmen came up with their own version of this Chinese porcelain. Delft blue pottery was born. For hundreds of years, the special art of painting has been passed on from master painter to student. Heinen Delft Blue is now one of the largest producers in the world, but we are much more than just Delft Blue. We develop modern interior collections that are inspired by traditional Delft blue, but are no longer recognized as such. Find out for yourself! Take a look behind the scenes and discover the world of Heinen Delft Blue.
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Debbie Wijskamp, the designer of Blauw Bloesem, always likes to look for the possibilities of the material. “I work a lot with natural materials and textures. Blauw Bloesem is inspired by age-old crockery and excavated pottery. The beauty of the perishable and imperfections.
The story of Heinen
“Together with my father Jaap, I started to paint pottery as a hobby in a small studio, which eventually led to the creation of Heinen Delfts Blauw. We are now one of the best-known manufacturers of Delft Blue pottery. Via the small studio in the center of Amsterdam, I eventually led the family business to a future in which we gained international fame. With locations in the Netherlands, Asia and Central America, we are continuing the company's growth. This fits in with my vision for the future, where Heinen Delft Blue is slowly spreading an increasingly larger Delft Blue stain across the globe.”