Design from the land of the potato eaters

16-01-2015Colin de Bijl

Van Gogh Capucciono
On 8 January the New Year’s meeting of the Province of Noord-Brabant took place in the Provinciehuis in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. The Commissioner of the King -Wim van de Donk- gave a speech to kick off the year 2015. A year in which Vincent van Gogh will be commemorated internationally within the theme of ‘125 years of inspiration’.

Jeroen op ten Berg and Bas Berkhout presented a special Van Gogh template to the Commissioner. He was surprised and enthusiastic about the design and indicated this year to decorate each cup of cappuccino with the van Gogh icon. On 23 January, the exhibition ‘Design from the land of the potato eaters – designers Van Gogh’ is officially opened in the Noordbrabants Museum in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. The spade machine from Imants in Reusel, of which GBO provided the design, is part of this exhibition.