Founded in 1989 – and celebrating this year 30 years of handcrafting lighting sculptures – Brand van Egmond is showcasing their latest work at the upcoming edition of Tefaf, the leading art, antiques and design fair of the world.
An anniversary ought to be partly about looking back into history, in which we take pride. However, we prefer to celebrate far more by looking forward and forging new partnerships with fellow creatives. Therefore at Tefaf we will showcase a new light, the offspring of our partnership with Nymphenburg, manufacturer of the finest handmade porcelain. Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg is based in Munich, Germany. Their techniques have been handed over from one generation to the other since 1747. Working with leading artists from around the world has allowed them to continue to enchant their clients and collectors for centuries.
We have taken a delicate porcelain rose, made to perfection by the skilled hands of Nymphenburg, and merged it with our sculptural approach towards lighting. It is embraced by casted bronze, protecting it from the passing of time: it is meant to last beyond a single life. For our atelier sustainability means a design that lasts generations, rather than a trend. We have wanted to celebrate our anniversary through creating the heritage of the future.
“The design of Willam Brand puts a new focus on Nymphenburg porcelain.”
Anders Thomas – CEO Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg
“It’s a beautiful way to celebrate my ateliers anniversary by working with the masterly hands of Nymphenburg, who have been creating finest porcelain since 1747. There is no better stage in the world to show this first result than Tefaf.”
William Brand – Brand van Egmond
At Tefaf, for a brief and beautiful moment, the most beautiful art of the last 7000 years currently on the market is brought together under one roof. A carefully selected group of international art dealers from all over the world bring their most unique pieces to the city of Maastricht, providing an unrivalled market place for private as well as public collectors.
“Tefaf represents 7,000 years of art history, from antiquity to contemporary art that deserves a worthy stage. We, therefore, take great care in the design and decoration of the fair. The in detail executed craftsmanship and exclusive design of Brand van Egmond is an excellent fit.”
Manon van den Beuken – Tefaf
‘’It’s a huge honour as a designer of the 21st century to be granted the possibility to illuminate the old masters.”
William Brand – Brand van Egmond
William Brand, artist and founder of Brand van EgmondThrough his work, William strives to alter conventional environments into spectacular spaces with character and surprise. Many of his lighting compositions are commissioned, where his knowledge and experience is used in order to translate someone’s personal wishes into handcrafted reality. William Brand, designer and owner of the atelier, graduated from the School of Arts in Utrecht in 1988. Combining a love for craftsmanship with pleasure in experimenting and an intricate sense of independence, he founded the atelier. By now his lighting is sold in over 90 countries.
His work has also been seen in the museum Istanbul Modern, Turkey (2017) and the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, USA (2018).
An anniversary is an invitation to both delight as well as reflection. If you would like to reflect together with William on his work, ambition and inspiration: we gladly arrange a meeting with him for you.