Each exhibition, MoMu devotes a room in the back of the exhibition area for a special collaboration with an artist or a designer. For our Rik Wouters exhibition, MoMu has teamed up with Limited Edition and Belgian Designer Dirk Van Saene for a unique piece of artwork.
Dirk Van Saene, a fashion designer and member of the Antwerp Six, took up the challenge to translate his own picturesque visual language into a design for a rug. Like Wouters, he painted elements from his own private world and surroundings: the cats in the neighbours’ garden, pigeons building their nests and his own flower garden. The rug is 5m in diameter and is presented as a piece of seating furniture in the installation created by Van Saene for this exhibition.
It was produced by the family-owned company Limited Edition which makes high-quality rugs in artistic editions. This Moeskroen-based firm makes hand-tufted carpets in artistic editions. Limited Edition distinguishes itself on the market through its craftsmanship and a type of luxury that is characterised by simplicity. The colours of the hand-dyed yarn were created especially for this unique piece at the firm’s own dye works. Crafted using exclusively 100% superior-quality wool in collaboration with The Woolmark Company, this hand-tufted rug is a product entirely Made in Belgium, from design to production.
This unique rug will be on display in the ‘Rik Wouters & the Private Utopia’ exhibition at the MoMu Fashion Museum of the Province of Antwerp from 17 September 2016 to 26 February 2017. A rug derived from this one will also be on display during the Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk from 14 to 23 October at the Limited Edition booth, Hall 3 Stand 318.