Posts tagged as 'Dutch design'
Harrie Leenders company director Bart Leenders is wont to take off to such far-flung places as the northern wilds of Scandinavia and Canada, where back-to-basics living indulges his passion for fire
What do you do if you love fire? Why, head up a fireplace manufacturer, of course. Bart Leenders, son of Harrie Leenders – founder of the eponymous Dutch woodburning-stove producer – knows a thing or two about combustion, heading off regularly into the wilderness to bring fire into the homes of his customers. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)
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Detail view of the ‘Pole’ chair by Paul Nederend
Dutch designer Paul Nederend has collaborated with The Hague-based furniture brand Odesi on this brightly-coloured easy chair called ‘Pole’. Composed of an European oak frame produced employing traditional techniques, the chair is upholstered in the much-praised high-wearability Hallingdal fabric by Kvadrat. The chair is available in four colour versions: yellow, green, light-grey or dark-grey. (more…)
'Shift' sideboard by design duo Scholten & Baijings for Pastoe
The Dutch manufacturer Pastoe has launched this new ‘Shift’ sideboard developed by the design duo Scholten & Baijings at this year’s Design Post at imm cologne. The overlapping sliding doors of the cabinet create an interesting effect, due to the varied gradient of the colours of the semitransparent acrylate.
Gravity Stool by Jolan van der Wiel
Looking at the Dutch designer Jolan van der Wiel‘s installation at the imm talent show [D³] Contest, the spectator is captivated undecidedly, if the artpiece is the production tool or the product itself – only to decide that they both are….
'Dutch Tap Water' carafes by Lotte de Raadt; photo by Maarten de Raadt
To raise environmental awareness and draw attention to the green credentials as well as far-reaching benefits of relinquishing the bottle and switching back to the tap, the young Dutch designer and recent Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Lotte de Raad has created this series of three simple glass carafes whose lid references the origins of the water they’re intended for. (more…)
'SM05' chair by Cees Braakman, re-released by Pastoe
The Dutch furniture manufacturer Pastoe has reissued an updated version of this classic wire chair created for the company by Cees Braakman (1917-1995) in 1958. ‘SM05′, which at the time of its introduction was one of the first chairs to be manufactured from steel wire in its entirety, has been adapted to fit current sensibilities – ‘slightly elevated and thus adapted to the present time, people being taller now than in the past’ and is available in either black or white finish. (more…)
'Tor' portable side table by Lambie & Van Hengel for Montis
Designers Ralf Lambie and Johan van Hengel have collaborated on this powder coated aluminum side table which features a cleverly-placed, integrated handle enabling the design to be lifted and shifted easily. Produced by the Dutch manufacturer Montis, the simple, four-legged table is part of the ‘Montis +’ collection, which acts as ‘a bridge between freedom in thinking and industrial production.’ (more…)
Istanbul Design Week, as seen by Architonic
Just as the city of Istanbul sits famously astride the mouth of the Bosphorus, linking – in the imagination at least, if not in reality – East and West, so Istanbul Design Week is a tale of two parts. It’s great, of course, that there’s a vehicle to promote design in Turkey to an international audience, and Istanbul is a hugely vibrant and creative place, offering restaurants, clubs and other venues whose interior design is up there with anything you’d find in New York or London. But Istanbul was always a highly creative city, with an emphasis on an incredible and unique craftsmanship. (more…)