Thomas Eyck, The Great Dutch Curator
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Dutch design impresario Thomas Eyck describes himself as a "publisher and distributor of characteristic and exclusive contemporary design products." A champion of Dutch design, Eyck has succeeded in showcasing the country's traditional crafts through his annual commissioning of designers. His genius lies in taking traditional materials used throughout the Netherlands' history (flax, pewter, and willow for example) and turning them over to designers to create contemporary designs. Eyck, who is also the curator of design for the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen, has worked with the likes of Christien Meindertsma, Scholten & Baijings, Studio Job, and Aldo Bakker. For more information on Eyck and his designs or to purchase, go to Thomas Eyck . Above: t.e.119 , rug colored with natural dyes by Christien Meindertsma; €5,400. Above: t.e.004 , glass by Alder Bakker Euros IV Cognac; €24. Above: t.e.084 Silver Salt Cellar by Aldo Bakker made from fine silver and gold plated porcelain; €70. Above: t.e.022 . Scholten & Baijings' bright textiles, known as Colour Bombs, are a combination of Merino wool and cotton, woven by the Dutch weaving mill De Ploeg; €339. Above: t.e.113 . A piece from the Oak Inside collection, designed by Christien Meindertsma. The designer works in conjunction with Roosje Hindeloopen, a firm that has been making traditional carved and painted furniture since 1894. Meindertsma uses her own patterns and natural pigments on her designs; €2,750.