The twelve provinces of The Netherlands each have their own characteristics and products they produce. Desiree Wevers took the distinct identities as a starting point for an elegant set of tableware. A cutting board from the forestry province of Utrecht, a starch-coated bowl from potato province Groningen, a spoon inspired by the peat-cutting tools from Drenthe, saucers with Staphorster ‘stipwork’ decorations from Overijsssel, and of course a carafe from water-abundant Zeeland. All pieces relate to the size, natural materials and skills of their home province; 12×NL
is meant to revive traditional regional crafts.
Photo by Femke Rijerman