textile design

Arcam Amsterdam

Project Scope

custom curtains for permanent exhibition


For the new permanent exhibition layout of the architecture centre Arcam in Amsterdam, I was commissioned by architecture studio Dérive to design curtains for a new, modular, and more inclusive scenography. The scenography contributes to the optimal use of space and improves the existing qualities of the building. Everything is made to measure, including the curtains. The curtains provide a modular and flexible interpretation of the space, drawing attention to what needs to be highlighted and guiding the visitor.

The print and colour harmony of the curtains is derived from my biodesign research Living Colour. With prints of my bacteria-coloured textiles, we reflect the atmosphere of experimentation. This is what Arcam stands for; a kind of laboratory where the city is worked on. The building is also located in a maritime environment. We wanted to bring this feeling back into the rather greyish surroundings. During the day the hues are subtle and transparent and at night they transform into a monochromatic harmony of blues, to create a more intimate atmosphere.


Textile Design
Laura Luchtman, Kukka

Design Scenography
Dérive (Hedwig van der Linden, Kevin Westerveld, Margot de Caster), in collaboration with Maxime Prananto and assisted by Maxine Dhuyvetters

Curtain production
Prints van Oranje

Curtain tailoring and installation
Walter van Lier

Maarten Nauw


de Architect

Want to work with us?

Contact Us