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(March 20-25, 2007)

John J Housser

Wolfville Community Radio

Don Hofstee

Groninger Museum

Groningen, The Netherlands

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© 2007 Don Hofstee, All Rights Reserved.

Groninger Museum Philippe Starck Pavilion.

First time I came here I was knocked off my feet.

It's beautiful, this pavilion. There is this serene atmosphere. The folowing text is from the website of the Groninger museum. To visit the website click the link below.

Applied Art

On top of the brick section, there is a circular pavilion that contains objects in the domain of Applied Art. The exterior is covered with aluminium plate displaying vase shapes in relief. Again this is a reference to the interior.

The concept was created by the French designer Philippe Starck (1949), in close co-operation the designer Albert Geertjes. Starck designed an illuminated circular showcase for this area, covering the entire slanting inner wall. The internationally renowned collection of Eastern Ceramics is the focal point here. The round hall is divided by meandering drapes. The drapes, the beautifully designed showcases, and the striking lighting effects generate elegant, attractive spaces that do full justice to the exquisite objects on display. Large artificial cracks have been applied to the concrete floor and walls, referring to the crackleware of porcelain. The lift is chalice-shaped, referring to Applied Art, and also to Starck's own designs.



Europe / Netherlands

Lat: 53° 12' 43.78" N
Long: 6° 33' 54.03" E

Elevation: 4 meters

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Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

Nikon D200, Sigma 8mm, Nodal Ninja, Velbon Ultra Lux i SF

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