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: Dwarf Rhino
“The arrival of the first rhinoceros in Europe marks the appearance of many drawings picturing a horned creature with hard plates covering its body. Its exotic traits and combat appearance ignited the imagination of many.
The smallest of the rhinoceros’ family, the Dwarf Rhino weighed only a few hundred kilos that, compared to the 2.3 tons of some of its relatives, made it a real dwarf of the species. To think that the first time it was spotted, the explorers made fun of its dimensions by comparing it to other rhinos they had seen. They even thought about stroking it, regretting it immediately after the appalled animal charged them, its plated body gleaming in the sun.
The unique structure of the ancient skin and the typical grey-brown folds that section its body were truly martial-looking, bearing the unique appearance of a suit of armour. Males “polished” their outfit especially well during mating season, before a decisive battle, by rubbing it on rough terrain, then bathing it and letting it dry in the sun.” – 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.
|Collection||Moooi x Royal Delft|
|Dimensions||13 × 13 cm|
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