DK Home
The luxury of craftsmanship

DK Home creates and distributes original furniture, designs, extraordinary decorative objects and accessories ? things to touch, hold, use, relish, inhabit, admire, take comfort in, act upon, live with.

excerpt DK Home textual identity and corporate story

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Excerpt from introduction to the 2008/2009 DK Home Collection catalog, Unparalleled Dutch Splendor

... the ubiquitous bicycle adds a sense of light-minded frivolity to the Dutch streetscape. So many spinning wheels like carnival wheels spinning by: A man in a three-piece suit; a miniskirted woman in heels; a cellist shouldering his instrument; packs of kids peddling to school; mothers with children front and back; an elderly man peddling apace who has no need for his cane now. Even Her Majesty the Queen rides a bike in Holland. It is a low green country with a tall blue sky, dissected by four great rivers: the Rhine, the Lek, the Waal, and the Maas. A land where light is as elemental as water and nearly as tangible. A place of irresistible contrasts; of pragmatists and poets, philosophers and politicians; a charmed and resourceful nation of industrious dreamers and worldly provincials, whose most biting critic is likely to be one of its most beloved comedians...

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...Mother of pearl is the term applied to the luminous substance obtained from the inside of a mollusk shell. This substance, known as nacre, is the same as that which the mollusk uses to coat a foreign particle that has made its way into its mantle, irritating its muscular tissue. A pearl is a result of this self-protective process.

Asian peoples were among the first to cultivate mollusks for the lustrous quality of their inner shells. Once harvested, these artisans cut the shells into predetermined shapes with a coping saw to create the most intricate designs.

excerpt from The Art of Craftsmanship,
DK Home Collection 2007/08
Meghan Ferrill