Studio Piet Boon x Nynke Tynagel - The Art of Play
10 december 2020
For the upcoming holidays Studio Piet Boon has teamed up with graphic artist Nynke Tynagel. Now that the days are getting shorter, and home is no longer just a place to come home to, Nynke experiences that everyday things have taken on a new meaning. The constantly changing light at home in the course of the day, for example, gives objects a different color or dimension and transforms silhouettes of everyday objects into a still life. This experience and inspiration have been incorporated by the Dutch designer into her iconographic design. The result is a unique set of exclusively designed playing cards, packaged in a handmade leather case.
Unlike the usual playing card format and iconography, these cards are larger in size and feature iconic Piet Boon items. To capture the essence of the Studio Piet Boon identity, the clubs (♣), diamonds (♦), hearts (♥) and spades (♠) refer to the characteristic Studio Piet Boon KEKKE shape, first used in 2008 in the Piet Boon KEKKE chair. This shape is also used in many of the customized icons for the playing cards. Also, the outlines of the compositions refer to the KEKKE shape. The design of the Jack, Queen and King cards refer to the studio’s architecture, interior design, and products, as interpreted by Nynke’s iconographic narrative imagery.These images are placed with care and contextualised into harmonious compositions. Tynagel’s characteristic black outline drawings also refer to Studio Piet Boon’s recognized clean lines. As in most Studio Piet Boon communications, the cards do not show actual persons, but depict their living environment, aesthetics, and individuality. The Ace and numbered cards, which are mostly flat (2D), have a 3D twist, referring to Studio Piet Boon and their collaboration with Nynke Tynagel, a mix of 2D and 3D. Also, the color palette is a mix of the characteristic color charts of both studios..
The set of playing cards may be viewed at the Piet Boon showroom. At the various showrooms, in addition to furniture, kitchens and bathrooms, works of art by Casper Faassen, Studio Molen and Milla Nova may also be seen. pietboon.com The three Piet Boon showrooms are open from Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 – 17:00. Skoon 78, 1511 HV Oostzaan, +31 20 722 00 44, firstname.lastname@example.org.