Designers inspired by Rijksmuseum's archives

Contemporary Dutch designers at Studio Droog have combed the archives of Amsterdam's recently re-opened Rijksmuseum for inspiration, creating a series of new pieces inspired by treasured items in the museum's newly-digitised permanent collection of some 125,000 artworks. Among the designs are a 17th-century linen collar re-imagined as a decorative napkin ring and a candlestick lavishly decorated with 3D-printed magnetic miniatures from the Rijksmuseum's collection inspired by a 16th-century example in silver filigree. You can see these and others in the series at

If you are a designer, perhaps you might be similarly inspired by the Art and Design Archives here at Birmingham City University.