Your personal design
Would you like something even more personal than the made-to-measure patterns we can weave for your table? Your own unique design? It’s possible! You can design your own pattern or have a pattern designed by one of the artists we work with: Karijn Otjes and Coen Wieman. You can also ask a designer or artist to create a pattern especially for you. We will be pleased to discuss the possibilities.
From fantasy to fabric
Damask behind the scenes
Some examples as inspiration
Damask to match the dinner service
A man who loves to cook owned a stylish dinner service, beautifully decorated with sweet peas. He had long had the wish to buy a matching tablecloth and napkins that also incorporated the monogram that his grandparents had in their damask, as he had the same initials. Coen Wieman reproduced the sweet pea flowers and created a beautiful, stylish design for the tablecloth and napkins based on the motif. It was precisely what the client wanted: ‘This is exactly what I had in mind!
Museum pieces as trompe l’œil in your tablecloth
Imagine that the 18th-century museum collection that you have worked with for many years were to suddenly appear in a damask tablecloth. The table has been laid: the candles burn in the silver candlestick, the porcelain plates are neatly arranged, next to the silver cutlery and the folded napkins. This is what happened to curator Jet when she left what is now called Kunstmuseum Den Haag in the Netherlands. The museum, colleagues and friends clubbed together to purchase the tablecloth as a present. It was a beautiful gesture and, although a lot of work, the result was splendid.
Rococo entrance gate in his napkins
“I don’t have a family crest, but I do have a very beautiful iron Rococo entrance gate. Forged entirely by hand. Is that also possible in damask? ” Yes, that is also possible. Coen Wieman drew the gate, trees and the country house. Even the sundial in the grass is visible. As always, I supervise the entire process from the first idea to ironing and packing the napkins.
Damask for the new Pauluskerk in Rotterdam
The new Pauluskerk (St. Paul’s Church) in Rotterdam has an oval marble table. Where were they going to find a tablecloth? The table is over three metres long and almost one and a half metres wide at the centre. Jan Kees Karelse designed a modern version of Grapevines and Ears of Wheat, based on the exact shape of the table and with no repeat in the pattern. A powerful, unusual and unique design.
How much does it cost?
The cost depends on the number of hours that the artist spends working on the new design and, of course, the complexity of the pattern. We have produced unique pieces of damask that cost between € 500 and € 1200 to design. Added to this is the one-off cost of making the card information file, which varies from € 200 for a family coat of arms to about € 500 for a completely new design. Then there is the cost of the damask itself. A tablecloth measuring 300 x 150 cm, for example, costs about € 700. Napkins (50 x 50 cm) woven in the finest quality cost € 69 each.
Would you like more information or to discuss your ideas?
Please feel free to make an appointment and we can talk about your requirements.