Cafe de Dampkring
De Dampkring coffeeshop commissioned an 8-piece Max Zorn polyptych for its top-floor to look like a glowing dollhouse
De Dampkring is one of Amsterdam’s most iconic and famous cafes still standing as a symbol of coffeeshop culture. Not only known for its celebrity clientele, and set cameo in the movie Ocean’s 12, it also boasts medals and awards for its products, aesthetics and design.
Max Zorn’s 8-piece polyptych was designed to fit the windows above the vintage wooden and brick store facade. The sepia tones from the brown tape blend in the artwork seamlessly. A historic Amsterdam harbor setting from the Dutch Golden Ages of the 17th Century is the backdrop. And subjects are a mix of Dampkring legends and industry icons mixed among the docklands.