Peace Palace

Interior Decoration

For the decoration of the new peace temple a group of Dutch artists was engaged, who wanted to give new life to the old crafts and shared the architect’s preference for historical styles. Nature was an important source of inspiration: everywhere in the Peace Palace motives of flowers and plants can be found, interwoven with ancient symbols of peace and law.

When you enter the Peace Palace you will instantly notice the richness of the materials which were used to decorate the interior, such as different sorts of marble, wood, glass and ceramics. For the interior design mainly Dutch designers and firms were appointed. Hermann Rosse and Willem Retera were responsible for the designs and Rozenburg, the Porceleyne Fles, Schouten en Pander were the firms that were contracted to execute these designs.