Martine Gosselink, Mauritshuis Director:
‘The Mauritshuis collection on duvet covers, rugs and a pouffe? Of course, because with this collaboration the museum and ESSENZA have a common goal: to make our world-famous collection even more accessible to the largest possible audience. ESSENZA’s collection is the perfect vehicle for this. Their high-quality home and lifestyle products literally bring the artworks into your home: on the wall, on your bed, on the floor.’
Floor Smits, head of brands ESSENZA:
‘We are incredibly proud of this collaboration. By combining iconic art from the Mauritshuis with the bold, elegant and expressive signature that ESSENZA is known for, we have created a unique product range. By bringing these two unique brands together, we want to inspire various audiences. We have tried to bring art to life in a contemporary way. And I think it has worked out extremely well.’
Bijenkorf The Hague
To launch this exclusive collection, there will be a pop-up store in the Bijenkorf in The Hague until 3 October. The department store’s windows will be devoted to the collaboration until 19 September. The collection of duvet covers, homeware, rugs, pouffes and accessories will be exclusively available at the Bijenkorf and via www.essenzahome.nl/essenza-for-mauritshuis of www.mauritshuis.nl/essenza from 7 September.
The ESSENZA/Mauritshuis collection
The collection consists of various products for the home, produced in one of six designs:
Floral Girl black
Floral Girl black is inspired by ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ (1665), Vermeer’s most famous painting. For this collaboration, Vermeer’s beauty graces a black background, accompanied by flowers taken from various works displayed in the Mauritshuis. More than 350 years after Vermeer painted the masterpiece, ‘the Girl’ has become a daily source of inspiration for many around the world. In this limited-edition collection, the perfect pearl adorns a duvet cover, wall hanging, carpet, cushion, shopping bag and notebook.
Gallery of Roses nightblue
This print is inspired by Jan van Huysum’s ‘Flower Still Life’. It was love at first sight for ESSENZA when they saw this painting, which they decided to spread over an entire duvet cover and kimono. Both come in cotton satin: super soft, smooth and with a subtle shine.
Elegant View sky
Elegant View sky is inspired by ‘River Landscape, seen through the Trees’ painted by Cornelis Vroom around 1638. A peaceful scene that holds your attention. To give the painting an ESSENZA touch, it was combined with flowers taken from various paintings in the Mauritshuis. Entirely of its time, but with a modern spin. Take this design home as a duvet cover, cushion, wall hanging or rug.
Daffodils Reunited black
Flowers based on Ludger Tom Ring the Younger’s painting of a vase of flowers from c.1562 take centre stage in this design. Positioned on a black background, they create a magical masterpiece. Available as a duvet cover, rug, cushion and kimono.
Beautiful Bouquet brown
This design is inspired by ‘Flowers in a Glass Flask’ by Jacob de Gheyn II from 1612.
The Hague painter Jacob de Gheyn did not paint a real bouquet: these flowers all bloom at different times of year. For him it was all about painting a ‘portrait’ of the most beautiful flowers, which is why he arranged them so they were all visible at the front of the bouquet. By its very nature, this painting is already very ESSENZA; it was simply given a modern twist by combining it with a brown background. Available as a duvet cover and a rug in two different sizes.
Flower Statement stone
Based on ‘Garland of Flowers surrounding a Sculpture of the Virgin Mary’ by Daniel Seghers and Thomas Willeboirts Bosschaert from 1645, this garland of flowers is seemingly nonchalantly draped across a duvet cover, rug and pouffe.
Want to see more?
You can see the ESSENZA/Mauritshuis collection book here: