Delft Stools by Anneke van Bommel
by Harry / January 31, 2012

At the Not Forkchops show during Toronto Design Offsite, designer Anneke van Bommel presented some stools that reflect a personal narrative and allude to Canada's postwar agricultural immigration.

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Says van Bommel, "In the 1950s, my grandparents, my father and his brother and sister left Holland with the promise of plentiful land to farm in Canada."


"They established themselves as dairy farmers in Nova Scotia and raised 13 children in Canada."


"Native Canadian wood species were used in the fabrication of the stools, and the traditional cobalt blue that characterizes Dutch Delft ceramic painting is alluded to through color, pattern or form in each of the stools."


"It is this idea of migration, cross-cultural exchange, decorative interpretation and family history that provided the basis of this exploration and experiment."


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