Beaver alert

Did you see it? The mega beaver that joined the Grande Parade in Dordrecht for King Willem Alexander.

For National Park The Biesbosch we gave advice for building this realistic looking beaver. Well, except he is a little bit bigger than you would expect.

By copying the icon of the Biesbosch, National Park The Biesbosch wants to create exposure for their special park, one of the few freshwater tidal wetlands of Europe.

A team of 10 people built this beaver in one week. The beaver is inflatable so it can be used again. Maybe you will see it somewhere else in the near future.

Mothership acted as a producer. Thanks to Staatsbosbeheer and Dordt Werkt.

    Photo: Rick Naaktgeboren

    To Russia with love

    Meanwhile in the Czech Republic, they are working hard to complete the JEWEL Chandelier designed by Hans van Bentem for our private Russian client. Right now the glass is being blown to add the unique details to this chandelier. Making a chandelier takes three to four months on average. This depends on the size, the lightning used, the details and the techniques used.

    We asked Hans how many of these beautiful chandeliers he has designed so far. No less than 50 pieces he told us.

    This year it’s 20 years ago Hans designed his first chandelier. In these 20 years he designed chandeliers for Madonna and the Escher Museum in The Hague.

    The GUN for Nicola Erni Collection and LION for the Ministry of Defence were very special because of their technical perfection and size. And of course Hans is very proud that his chandeliers will be part of ‘Amsterdam Oersoep’, and will be hung in the new Damrak passage way in his hometown Amsterdam.

    We expect to show you the completed JEWEL Chandelier by the end of June!

      Detail of chandelier

      Laureaat for six months!

      Monday 20 April, Jeroen was invited to join the Laureaten dinner. During this dinner all Laureaten came together. All of them are passionate people who put effort into the cultural and social life in Rotterdam.

      In 1959 Princess Beatrix received the first Laurenspenning. Jeroen wasn’t even born then. Amazing that 55 years later, on 28 October 2014, he received the Laurenspenning himself. A great honour considering the fact that your name is mentioned in the same list as Beatrix.

      Unfortunately Bea didn’t join the dinner, but it was awesome to meet all the other Laureaten.

        Artists drink

        17 April we kicked off our 10th anniversary with a cosy artists drink. For the occasion we turned our office into a bar with mainly many full fridges.

        Well, the fridges are a lot less filled now.
        Party successful. Check our Facebook page for the pictures!

          Photo: Mothership