Castle Heeswijk Dinther Toggle
Chinese plate ceiling Castle Heeswijk
Tucked away in the wooded Brabant countryside between ‘s-Hertogenbosch and Eindhoven lies Castle Heeswijk, a former moated castle from the 11th century. Up to 1974, Castle Heeswijk possessed a unique interior within The Netherlands: a tower room with lacquer panels and doors and a ceiling laid in with Chinese porcelain. A plate ceiling existing in this original form was absolutely unique in Dutch interior.
From the period of dismantling the ceiling, only two images have been noted. My imitation-restoration derives from these two images of the plate ceiling.
By using modern means the ceiling is reconstructed.
In collaboration with Bisseling and van de Broek Architecture and Development.
Open for viewing: www.kasteelheeswijk.nl