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Future History

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The past inspires the future of Cor Unum

This jubilee year of Cor Unum, the recent move to design house Pompen & Verlouw and new forms of collaboration with leading Dutch designers are basically the justification of a Future/History collection marking all these steps of Cor Unum. Lead by the theme Future/History, during Dutch Design Week new work will be presented by Floris Hovers, Bas van Beek, Mae Engelgeer, Kranen / Gille, Maarten Baas, Visser & Meijwaard, Kiki van Eijk, Joost van Bleiswijk and Claudy Jongstra.

The history of Cor Unum is long - this year the ceramics house exists 65 years - and its story is impressive. Cor Unum manufactures with great passion and craftsmanship beautifully ceramics from nationally and internationally leading designers. Cor Unum - literally: one of heart - is supported by many: by ambassadors and students, by designers and volunteers, by people with a distance to the labour market and by professionals. This jubilee year of Cor Unum is marked by a considerable step forward. Recently the ceramic house found a new home for its workshop, gallery and a shop (for the first time in its existence) in the monumental building Pompen & Verlouw in the centre of 's-Hertogenbosch. A strategic location which connects modern and historic ’s-Hertogenbosch: Future/History!

Founded and based in The Netherlands, we produce ceramic products designed by leading international designers, architects and visual artists. We take social and cultural responsibility for the legacy of the ceramic crafts. Our mission is brought to the market through a team consisting of professionals, students, people with distance from the labour market, designers and volunteers. We all share one common passion: everyone deserves a place, everyone has got a talent and anyone can contribute to make our world somewhat nicer.


The cross fertilization between professional designers of our time, the knowledge of the craft of ceramic art centre Cor Unum and the talent trained on art schools in the Netherlands, results in innovative products, new design traditions and fruitful collaboration between independent artists and the ceramic production process. This is the ambition of Cor Unum and it illustrates how designers of our time prefer to work: in co-creation in order to inspire new shapes and designs. This results in Cor Unum being the linking pin of a movement that guarantees a meaningful role for the traditional ceramic craft in state-of-the-art design

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