A still life with flowers by Fornenburgh is the muse for the next De Parme design.


ROYAL LEERDAM CRYSTAL presents the new Orange Vase "75 years of freedom"

In honour of 75 years of freedom, Royal Leerdam Crystal presents the new Orange Vase on 31 August 2019, designed by H.R.H. Princess Margarita de Bourbon de Parme.

The Orange Vase can be seen during the Masterly The Hague festival (19-22 September). Historical paintings will be combined with works that have been made especially for the occasion according to contemporary designs. In honour of 75 years of freedom, Royal Leerdam Crystal will release a series of two Orange Vases in 2019 and 2020. The Orange Vase, which will be published in August 2019, is on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Southern Netherlands.

H.R.H. Princess Margarita de Bourbon de Parme and ICE International launch the GRADIENT LILY rug during Milan Design Week

From the 9th until the 14th of April 2019, the latest design by H.R.H. Princess Margarita de Bourbon de Parma (De Parme Design) will be on display at the Milanese 10 Corso Como department store: the GRADIENT LILY rug, which was designed in cooperation with ICE International, producer of handmade rugs & carpets (rugs.nl). The carpet is part of a special showcase by Dutch pavilion Masterly, The Dutch in Milano by curator Nicole Uniquole.

Rembrandts Gold # 1 in the Dutch Pavilion - Milan 2019

A unique collaboration between two designers will be presented at Palazzo Francesco Turati in Milan. This cabinet is specially designed for Masterly – the Dutch in Milano – 2019.

H.K.H. Princess Margarita de Bourbon de Parme and Wilfred Kalf will be presenting a cabinet inspired by the spice cabinets of the Golden Age as seen at the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum.
Based on bold graphic patterns drawn from nature, pepper, the Golden Age’s black gold. It is made of walnut from a locally felled tree from the province of South Holland. The pattern is engraved in brass, a technique that was also popular with Rembrandt in the Golden Age.

Presentation in the Dutch Pavilion - Milan 2019

H.K.H. Princess Margarita de Bourbon de Parme makes her debut this year as a participant of Masterly, the Dutch in Milano during the Salone del Mobile. Her versatile designs will be on display in the attractive Dutch pavilion and at Corso Como 10.

It is the first international presentation of H.K.H. Princess Margarita de Bourbon de Parme. She is surrounded by Dutch designers such as Richard Hutten, Royal Mosa, De Ploeg, Wilfred Kalf and Royal Delft. Because of the unique formal language, her work was selected by curator Nicole Uniquole for the Dutch pavilion. For a year, trend watchers, international trade press and interior and design enthusiasts eagerly await the Dutch designers during the renowned interior trade fair.

New point of sale: 10 Corso Como

The jewelry collection of De Parme Design is also presented in the prestigious design store 10 Corso Como, located at the same address in Milan.

10 Corso Como is the Masterly branch during the Salone del Mobile. This legendary store is a microcosm for lovers of design, art, fashion, food and applied art. Four major names of Masterly have been selected by the curator to show and sell their new work there.

Princess Margarita in Dutch Pavilion Milan

H.K.H. Princess Margarita de Bourbon de Parme will make her debut this year as a participant of Masterly, the Dutch in Milano during the Salone del Mobile. Her multifaceted designs will be on show in the atmospheric Dutch pavilion and at 10 Corso Como.

DE PARME Design at Schaap-/-Citroen Diamonds Boutique

In collaboration with Schaap -/- Citroen, the LEAVES collection of DE PARME DESIGN is available at the Diamonds Boutique in Amsterdam.


Diamonds boutique Amsterdam
P.C. Hoofdstaat 142
1071 BN Amsterdam

Design for Masterly The Hague

Masterly The Hague connects designers with a muse. De Parme Design was inspired by a painting by Jan Baptist van Fornenburgh. This seventeenth-century artist’s oeuvre features dainty, delicate, expressive floral bouquets. In the small, elegant panel presented here, a white vase with blue motifs holds a decorative floral ensemble.

De Parme Design has translated the artist’s exquisite brushwork into a superb jewel. The piece is executed in various materials by specialists in their craft: jewellers Jan Matthesius and Pauline Barendse, ceramist Judith Bloedjes and glass artist Bibi Smit. This unique gesamtkunstwerk is premiered at the Masterly The Hague design festival.

Masterly The Hague
20-23 September 2018 www.masterlythehague.com
Photo Frieda Mellema

Work in the making: Japanese spring and Soestdijk Palace

A splendid antique inlaid card table from Soestdijk Palace inspired a new work. To discover how an iconic piece of inlaid furniture translates into something new we need look no further than Japan. The Sakura (Japanese cherry blossom) explores the fascinating contrast of the twisting graphic branches and the fragile blossom.

The original idea was to combine the table with jewellery. This developed into a branch of blossom fashioned in silver enclosed in the table top. When the drawer is opened, the silver blossom drops from the table top. The jewel can then be worn as a brooch. A cherished item of furniture becomes an ornament to be worn.

Dutch Pavilion presentation at Milan 2019

In the coming months, De Parme Design will be developing prototypes for a debut presentation at Salone del Mobile. Milano.

Each year, the amazing Palazzo Francesco Turati hosts the Dutch Pavilion showcasing the best that the Netherlands has to offer in design and craftsmanship. Titled Masterly – The Dutch in Milano, Dutch designers, companies working with traditional skills, design firms and collectives come together in the centre of Milan. Supported by Holland Marketing (nbtc), in 2019 the pavilion presents this year’s Dutch theme Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age on the world stage.

9-14 April 2019 www.masterly.nu

'1001 Jewels' exhibition opening

Princess Margarita opened an exhibition at Leiden’s Museum of Ethnology that spans the world. A spectacular show presenting highlights from the museum’s broad collection together with contemporary jewellery by designers from the Netherlands and abroad.

The exhibition reflects her own preference for jewellery which is about more than just design. A genuine ethnographic and anthropological interest and a study of materials, techniques and rituals often form the foundation for a De Parme design.