Moooi x Royal Delft

Tile Extinct Animals Armoured Boar

Moooi x Royal Delft present a unique collection: the original Delft Blue tiles from Royal Delft from Moooi’s Extinct Animals collection. Inspired by beautiful drawings from The Museum of Extinct Animals, eight ceramic tiles were designed and handmade in the studio in Delft. Each tile represents one of these beautiful animal species in Delft Blue, together they form a unique collection.


The Extinct Animals: Armoured Boar

“The first time an Armoured Boar was spotted by the human eye, the man didn’t know whether to hug it or run! Cute as a button with its dainty legs and snout, teardrop eyes and goofy ears, yet shielded by a tough armoured coat…

Studies from the past suggest that its coat was a protection developed over time as a weapon against animals of pray. This little fella had to toughen up to avoid being jumped or grabbed from above by tigers or wolfs, depending on its habitat. Remarkably, while its physical looks and skills evolved as a form of defence, its amiable nature remained pretty much unchanged. Armoured Boars were no more aggressive than pets. Highly intelligent and social, they showed hostility only when threatened or if their offspring was in danger.

Their striped coat, on the upper part of the body, was covered in black and golden scales, which gave it an ornamental appearance. Males with the shiniest outfits, in fact, were known to be favoured by the females. On the other hand, ‘boys’ developed a liking for ‘girls’ with particularly fine trotters, resembling miniature stilettos…” Moooi The Museum of Extinct Animals.


The decorative tile in every modern interior
These decorative tiles are beautiful, distinctive accents to personalize a room. The mix of tradition and contemporary art is a beautiful addition to modern interiors. The decorative tiles from Royal Delft are equipped with a hanging hook. Add a contemporary touch to a modern interior by subtly hanging it as a work of art, next to wall plates or other wall decoration. Give the tile extra body by placing it in one of the tile frames. Add a striking accent to a mantelpiece or shelf and enrich the space with a touch of artisanal elegance.


Would you like to combine the Extinct Animals decorative tiles with blank tiles? Then use this tile for the perfect result.


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Collection Moooi x Royal Delft
Craftmanship Transfer
Dimensions 13 × 13 cm
Artikelnr. 46413200


Collection Moooi x Royal Delft
Design Moooi
Colour Delft Blue
Dimensions 13 × 13 cm
Style Modern
Craftmanship Transfer
Weight 0,25 kg.
Artikelnr. 46413200
Usage Not dishwasher safe
Not microwave safe

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