Fantastic sea creatures, monstrous beasts, whimsical body shapes and fluid contours that seem to drip like syrup from a spoon: all are manifestations of the ornament style known as kwab, ‘auricular’ or ‘lobate’ - with the English denominations referring to the organic forms of the ear.
The kwab style is the most sensational and important Dutch contribution to the development of decorative art in Europe. Its originators enjoyed unprecedented fame in their day. Their work was also an inspiration for Rembrandt.
It was the Dutch Desing in the Age of Rembrandt. For the Kwab exibition The Amsterdam Design Store mater .of material curated a selection for products inspired by the Kwab style.