Frameworks by Studio Mieke Meijer

Secretly I’ve been saving up for a gift, a treat for myself that I’ve been umming and arring over for some time. To be honest, I don’t know why I’ve been debating as it’s a worthy investment, and it was designed by one of my favourite designers, so that’s a definite seller for me! The “thing” is the Vitsoe shelving system. I’m hoping to buy a few shelves and some rails to start off with and then develop from there, I think it’s fantastic how …

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Profile on Dutch Furniture Company Royal Ahrend and Designer Friso Kramer

It didn’t take long for me to step back in to my architectural ways, I feel like it’s been a bit heavy on the subject lately and that I haven’t given anything else a chance to soak through. To be honest, it could be down to a couple of books that came in to the shop last week relating to a few certain architects, I had a cheeky look and each one made me go on to discover more. As you …

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Furniture and Detail Shots by Pastoe

Pastoe are quite unique in my opinion, in fact I’ve written about them before when I highlighted the sm05 chair by Cees Braakman, but I’ve not really gone into much depth regarding their history and how this played a part in the furniture world. It all began in 1913 when businessman Frits Loeb decided to manufacturer chairs for his own shop on Ganzenmarkt in Utrecht himself in a small, traditional joinery shop. This quickly grew into …

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Martin Visser, Exhibition of 1960’s Dutch Modernist Furniture at Rocket Gallery

Rocket Gallery in London recently opened an exhibition dedicated to the one and only Martin Visser, the dutch designer who from the late 1950’s to early 1970’s was Head of Design at ‘t Spectrum. He actually acquired the company during the 1960’s which I guess shows just how dedicated he was to the work he produced there, he basically shaped the company’s aesthetics and and branding …

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Ceramic Works by Kirstie Van Noort

Previously Daniel put together a nice concise post on Eindhoven based designer Kirstie Van Noort in the latter part of 2011. Today I decided to explore her works again after my amazement at her ceramic bowls, cups and other items, particularly the selection that she’s produced over the last few months. I have to say what originally attracted me was the fact that she’s a very experimental individual, the work that Daniel showcased was …

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Zig Zag Chair Designed by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld

My fascination with chairs and furniture continues as we explore the Zig Zag chair designed by famous Dutch furniture designer and architect Gerrit Thomas Rietveld. Gerrit is well known for being one of the principle members of the ‘De Stijl’ movement, breaking his design down to basic cubist elements often using primary colours to emphasise different planes. This definitely be …

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Jan Rothuizen Artist Profile

I’ve brought across this short film from Artours which is the augmented reality project of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, which today is showcasing the profile of dutch artist Jan Rothuizen. Jan talks us through his artistic roots before moving onto some of his more recent projects which include a wonderful digital piece created within the walls of the Stedelijk Museum. Another of Jan’s works that’s featured in this short video piece is his soft maps project in …

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