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From Artwork to Art-Inspired Product

Here’s how we transformed a Dutch masterpiece into a wearable textile design

Every season, The Met Store team scours the breadth of The Met collection as we think up a new crop of art-inspired products. As they developed our fall ’19 line, our product designers fell in love with Margareta Haverman’s luscious Vase of Flowers (1716). The subject of a recent, thorough restoration by the Museum’s paintings conversation team, and currently featured in the Museum’s presentation In Praise of Painting: Dutch Masterpieces at The Met, this work is a (regrettably) rare example of this artist’s output—and an ideal candidate for our unique style of transformation.

Picking the Piece


Laying It Out


Making It Happen


Ending on a High Note


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  1. Fascinating: how the designers from start to finish captured so marvelously the design and character of the masterpiece! Love the model’s selection of a simple sweater, dark tone, to really emphasize the beauty of the color and silk that are the scarf. Thank you!


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