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Naomi Remijn makes people feel the warmth of nostalgia true local heritage.
Without the connection to our local heritage we loose the beautiful old techniques that hide within the regional dress and forget the value of this craftsmanship.
As an artist Naomi found by enlarging the smallest details people understand the effort and feel the love put into these garments. By taking it out of context people can see the techniques, craftsmanship and therefor value of the heritage.
So by making interior pieces inspired on the regional dress of Zeeland, Naomi makes people feel the warmth of nostalgia.
LUXURY INTERIOR PRODUCTS
With luxury interior products made from textile Naomi brings warmth to interiors. The 3
dimensional shapes and textile gives a great acoustic to spaces and all of the products are available in 100% wool felt, which is nonflammable.
Available in many colors felt, thread and customizable in size and shape.
The first, who no longer wore regional dress in Zeeland, were the 'ordinary' citizens. Many farmers continued to wear this costume and this is where the saying comes from that people were dressed “as a farmer”. Farmers who nevertheless decided not to wear regional costumes anymore went “on their citizens”. With her project 'As a farmer', Naomi Remijn shows Zeeland traditional costumes in contemporary products.
All objects are inspired by the handicraft that was visible in the old costumes. This handiwork gave the clothing a lot of value, which made sure that the wearers were very careful with it. This has been enlarged to show the great contrast with today's fashion from the fast fashion industry.
The objects are also available in a sustainable variant of 100% wool.
In the Zeeland folk costumes of Walcheren, smocking was often applied along the neck. The ladies who wore this traditional costume wore nothing else than this costume and therefore wore a (often) self-smoothed 'beuk' for every day (the 'beuk' is the part of the Walcheren costume that covers the bosom). This piece of handicraft gives the clothes so much value. This technique is highlighted in my art objects by greatly enlarging details.