CASTELLARIS was developed exclusively for Koldinghus (a Danish royal castle) in honour of the castle’s 750th anniversary. The designer of the tablecloth is Diana Holstein, who has designed several tablecloths for us in the past. Diana was the obvious choice for the task - her style is classical and fits well with the royalty that Koldinghus Castle represents. The fact that she is also a jewellery designer is the icing on the cake seeing as the 750th anniversary is marked by an exhibition called “The Jewellery of the powerful.”
Diana Holstein talks about her design “My inspiration for the CASTELLARIS anniversary tablecloth for Koldinghus is largely drawn from the ceilings and light constructions that the Exner couple created for the castle. I saw stars everywhere - from the big beam-shaped stars in the Ruins Hall to the elegant light construction in the Church Hall. The lawn in front of the castle is a very popular gathering place for the people of Kolding during the summer. This is where they enjoy the late evenings under the starry sky. It was therefore perfectly obvious for me to work with the starry sky as the basic theme for the pattern. It cannot be denied that Koldinghus is also medieval castle. It can appear to be almost frightening the first time you see it. It was therefore important for me to include this element in the shape of a strong pattern that is almost grill-like in its expression. Finally, a graphical greeting to the castle can be seen in the pattern of the tablecloth, where the outlines of the characteristic tower are present in the edges, which gives the feeling of the sun rising up over Kolding. ”
About Koldinghus With its location on the hill at the centre of town, Koldinghus has been a landmark of Kolding since the middle of the 13th century. Koldinghus was an important centre for the area around Kolding, but the fire in 1808 put an end to the political and economic significance of the castle. The ruins, however, remain as a cultural symbol. The castle has been restored over the course of several years and is now a cultural beacon that attracts many thousands of tourists to Kolding.