For everything there is a season – tea towel


by Annelys de Vet

For everything there is a season – a set of 12 tea towels by graphic designer Annelys de Vet. For everything there is a season is a series of traditional Dutch chequered tea towels, one for each month, like a calendar. The months of the year are marked with words illustrating cultural, historical or botanical characteristics of the twelve months in the Netherlands. Dutch narratives are woven between past and future…

January: Caring to help
February: Water management devices
March: Biodiversity
April: Turbulent weather conditions
May: Breeding birds
June: Reed culture
July: Top immigration countries
August: Summer festivals
September: Apple and potato harvest
October: Sugar beet campaign
November: Returning markets
December: Multicultural speculaas spices

Weight 0,13 kg
Dimensions 20 × 21 × 1 cm

Annelys de Vet





Product Size

62×62 cm

Package Size

20×21×1 cm

Package Weight

0.13 kg


December, July, May, October, September

about the designer

Annelys de Vet

Annelys de Vet is a graphic designer and initiator, based in Brussels. She heads the design-department of the Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam (Masters Rietveld Academy) – where she earned her MFA in 1999. Her work explores the role of design in relation to the public and political discourse.

De vet initiated several books concerning the representation of cultural and national identity: ‘The subjective atlas of the EU, from an Estonion point of view’ (Tallinn, 2004), ‘Subjectieve atlas van Nederland’ (BIS publishers, 2005), ‘The public role of the graphic designer’ (Design Academy Eindhoven, 2006), ‘Subjective atlas of Palestine’ (010 Publishers, 2007), ‘Subjective atlas of Serbia’ (Dom Omladine, 2009), ‘Subjective atlas of Mexcio’ (Textofilia, 2011) and ‘Subjective atlas of Hungary’ (HVG, 2011). The books have been awarded ‘Best Designed Books 2007’ and ‘Henry van de Velde labels 2012’. De Vet has designed the ‘Cup of thoughts’ and ‘for everything there is a season’ (2012).

She was the initiator and designer of the yearly ‘(Con)Temporary Museum Amsterdam’ (2006–2009) which covered the side program of the artfair Art Amsterdam. She was a lecturer and coordinator at the ‘Man & Communication’ department at the Design Academy Eindhoven (2002–2008). Since 2010 she co-organizes the media Masterclass Sandberg@Mediafonds. She regularly publishes about design in international publishing platforms. And currently she is working on a new design-label ‘Disarming design from Palestine’, a collection of useful products from Palestine that relate to its current reality.