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Tapestries | Art & Wall Decor by Rive Roshan | Museum Weesp in Weesp
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Tapestries - Art & Wall Decor

Featured In Museum Weesp, Weesp, Netherlands

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A contemporary take on antique tapestries
Museum Weesp is a small museum housed in the historic town hall of Weesp, a town centre within the municipality of Amsterdam. One of the main heritage rooms of the city hall was fitted with a centuries-old tapestry that needed to be replaced.

We chose to replace the tapestry with a new tapestry using the old wooden frames and the original method of installation: stretching the fabric over thin wooden strips and nailing them on the far edges of the frame.

We took inspiration from an old technique called 'verluchten' used in wall tapestries, whereby intricate paintings or weavings of skies or heavens are used to create the illusion of the space being bigger than it really is. We abstracted the imagined scenes of these historic tapestries into highly blurred colour gradients and had them printed onto fabric and applied to the original wooden framework.

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Shifting Perspectives. Not afraid of Colour.

Rive Roshan is an experimental design studio working on the cusp of graphic, interior and product design. The studio is run by Dutch designer Ruben de la Rive Box and Iranian-Australian designer Golnar Roshan.

The studio explores innovative use of materials to design tactile, flexible and engaging products for a mobile generation.

A deep interest in colour, texture and materiality leads to an aesthetic of raw beauty.

Rive Roshan also works on commissions. In the past, the two partners have designed for Tord Boontje, Tom Dixon, Hyatt Hotels, Wedgwood, Marcel Wanders and others.

Rive Roshan’s work has been on show at Les Musée des Arts Decoratifs Paris, Powerhouse Museum Sydney, Shanghai Museum of Glass among a range of Design exhibitions around the world including Milan Design Week, Maison & Objet, Istanbul Design Week and London Design Festival.

Golnar and Ruben are also founders and creative directors of graphic design studio Design&Practice and co-founders of design collective Form&Seek.