De Ploeg: A Century of Timeless Beauty and Craftsmanship
In the year 1923, a brand was born that would change the world of interior design and textiles forever. De Ploeg is now celebrating its 100th anniversary and looks back on a legacy of craftsmanship and timeless design. With deep roots in the past and an eye towards the future, De Ploeg has established a unique place in the hearts of textile and design enthusiasts all over the world.
A Century of Dedication to Craftsmanship
De Ploeg has shown an unwavering commitment to traditional craftsmanship over the past 100 years. It was founded as a cooperative weaving mill for household textiles. Since the 1920s, De Ploeg has become an established name as a supplier of curtain and furniture fabrics. In the 1950s the company became a trend-setter as one of the pioneers of the ‘Good Living’ movement.
In a time when mass production has the upper hand, De Ploeg has held on to the traditional values of craftsmanship. This is reflected not only in the sustainability of its designs, but also in the quality of the collection. A dedication to craftsmanship ensures that every curtain and furniture fabric at De Ploeg is both a functional element in an interior and an artwork in itself.
Timeless Design: A Bridge between the Past and the Future
One of De Ploeg’s stand-out features is its ability to create timeless designs. While trends come and go, De Ploeg’s designs have stood the test of time. This agelessness is no coincidence. It is the result of carefully curated design processes and a deep understanding of aesthetics. De Ploeg’s designs can transcend the decades, fitting seamlessly into different styles and generations.
Looking Back on a Rich History
De Ploeg’s rich history is at the heart of its 100-year existence. From modest beginnings to global icon, De Ploeg’s journey is peppered with milestones and innovations. On De Ploeg’s history page, enthusiasts and customers can immerse themselves in the past, from the very first creations to the contemporary collections that build upon a century of professional experience.
Celebration in Bergeijk: The Expo ‘An eye for Ploeg fabrics’
The 100-year anniversary celebrations are centred in Bergeijk, where De Ploeg put down roots many years ago. The expo ‘An Eye for Ploeg fabrics’ in the cultural centre is a celebration of the versatility and beauty of De Ploeg’s fabrics over the years. Visitors are taken on a journey through time, where vintage Ploeg fabrics are exhibited alongside modern creations.
A special highlight of the expo is the unveiling of original design sketches by Frits Wichard, the visionary mind behind many of De Ploeg’s most iconic designs. This offers a rare glimpse into the creative process that led to the creation of the timeless designs the brand is famous for.
Looking to the Future
While De Ploeg celebrates its 100-year anniversary, it also looks to the future. With a continued dedication to quality, craftsmanship and timeless design, De Ploeg will undoubtedly continue to inspire generations to come. In a world in which trends come and go, De Ploeg will remain a constant source of inspiration for those who value beauty, sustainability and traditional craftsmanship.
De Ploeg’s journey from 1923 to 2023 is one of evolution, innovation and timeless beauty. As we celebrate the 100th anniversary, we also remember the core values of traditional craftsmanship and timeless design that have made De Ploeg what it is today. And as we look forward to the next century, we know that De Ploeg’s legacy of beauty and quality will endure.
De Ploeg’s Century of Furniture Fabrics: A Handbook of Historical Highlights
It is an admirable thing, when a company reaches the century milestone. In the case of De Ploeg, this is an opportunity to cherish and to celebrate. In honour of this glorious anniversary De Ploeg has released a manual of furniture fabrics that serves as a memorable and inspiring tribute to the highlights of the past 100 years. The handbook is not only a tribute to the past, but also a source of creativity for the future. It illustrates how designs can transcend and leave lasting impressions, even in a world that is constantly changing. De Ploeg has not only created fabrics; it has woven a cultural heritage that connects and inspires generations. The Furniture Fabric Handbook is a tangible manifestation of this legacy. It reminds us that the power of design and craftsmanship is able to connect generations through beauty, creativity and passion.