MOCO'11: Taking chances, 358 years on!
by Harry / January 6, 2012

In November we got an email from Damian O'Sullivan introducing Blue D1653, a new collection of Royal Delft porcelain that he created some pieces for. We are big fans of Damian O'Sullivan ever since his Solar Lampion from 2006, a beguiling mix of Chinese paper lamp, sustainability and solar panels. We were intrigued by the Royal Delft announcement.

As you may have guessed, the 1653 in the name Blue D1653 refers to the year Royal Delft itself was created, they are the only remaining producer in Delft from the 17th century. Not surprising, the Blue D1653 collection is a smart combination of traditional Delft blue pattern and delicate white porcelain with some modern shapes and twists.

What is surprising is that 358 years after their founding Royal Delft had the wherewithal and presence of mind to create this collection, and in our humble opinion, with the right designers. Designers who were sensitive enough to the legacy of Royal Delft but confident enough to push through some never before seen designs. Bravo, bully for you Royal Delft!

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