In 1921 the then director of the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague bought a copy of the world-famous ‘Porta del Paradiso’ by Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378-1455). These plaster doors are the point of departure for Nynke Koster’s graduation collection COEXIST. Nynke Koster made five imprints of various locations in the academy building and forcefully translated these into contemporary, autonomous contra forms.
With her collection COEXIST Nynke Koster gives her individual interpretation of the reproduction
of original spaces and objects.
She does not only open the debate about concepts such as copying and reproducing, about what is art and what is furniture, but she also puts
up for discussion the meaning of these concepts within contemporary design. In 2013 COEXIST won the
Interior Architecture and Furniture Design Department Prize and
received an honourable mention
at the Royal Academy Prize 2013.
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