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Faculty Club Tilburg University by Shift architecture urbanism; photo by René de Wit

Inspired by the work of the Dutch modernist architect Jos Bedaux, this Faculty Club is ‘a multipurpose pavilion for the academic staff and their guests’ realised by the Rotterdam-based practice Shift architecture urbanism. The neat, beautifully balanced single-storey building has been completed earlier this year and its stylishly minimalist interiors include an 80-seat restaurant, an airy overlooking-the-forest lounge, two conference rooms, a kitchen and a number of utility rooms. (more…)

‘Industrious|Artefacts, the evolution of crafts’ exhibition at the Zuiderzee Museum; photo by Rufus de Vries

Rianne Makkink and Jurgen Bey, the architects behind the Dutch practice Studio Makkink & Bey have curated the ‘Industrious|Artefacts, the evolution of crafts’ exhibition which opened last Friday (27 May) at the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen. The show, which will remain on view until 12 February 2012, explores the development of industrial processes and features works by a number of local and international artists and designers as well as projects by the students from the Applied Arts Department of the Amsterdam’s Sandberg Instituut. (more…)

House in a church by Ruud Visser. Architect.; photo by René de Wit

Dutch practice Ruud Visser. Architect. has given this 1930’s wooden church a new lease of life by converting it into a a luxurious single-family house. Located along the river De Rotte in Rotterdam, the church has been transformed by Ruud Visser Architects and Peter Boer who created a ‘house-within’ structure which allowed to preserve some of the chapel’s original features such wood-panneled ceilings and ‘leaded light’ windows while enabling the owners to ‘walk around the new house, while walking inside the church’. (more…)

Fri 20.5.

Kivi 2 by AAArchitects (NL)

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Kivi 2 by AAArchitects; photo by ©Rob ‘t Hart Fotografie

Following the renovation of the auditorium at the Royal Institution of Engineers in The Hague, the Rotterdam-based practice AAArchitects has realised this lustrous glass foyer which opens onto the adjacent garden of the institute. (more…)

'Clip Chair' by Sebastian Herkner for De Vorm

The German designer Sebastian Herkner will present the result of his first collaboration with the Dutch manufacturer De Vorm at Ventura Lambrate during this year’s Salone del Mobile. The classic, detail-oriented ‘Clip Chair’ is basically made from selected, high-quality ash. A vinyl clip connects the backrest to the legs.


'A380' by Ineke Hans for Ahrend

Ventura Lambrate is another design district that has to offer a range of promising exhibitions during this year’s Salone del Mobile. It was founded and is organised by Organisation in Design from The Netherlands. The Dutch manufacturer Ahrend will present its newest pieces there, amongst them the ‘A380’ chair by Ineke Hans. The chair is completely made from injection moulded, recycled PET.


'Dyneema Chair' completed out of one textile, by Bram Geenen

With his smart and super-lightweight ‘Gaudi’ stool, made from carbon fibre the Dutch designer Bram Geenen caused a sensation. ‘The light room’ is his newest concept – a space whose furnishing, consisting of a shelf, an armchair, a stool and a coffee table wouldn’t weight more than 7,5 kg. Some of the pieces are made from Dyneema® – a highly versatile plastic fibre that has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any manmade material. It is used in aviation and aerospace.

Also, we found this video, which visualises the concept of the ‘Gaudi’ stool very well. Enjoy!


'Emperor' table lamp by Neri & Hu for moooi

The Shanghai based practice Neri & Hu designed this series of lamps for the Dutch manufacturer moooi. Hand-made from bamboo and rattan ‘Emperor’ reflects the designers’s intention very well: the accentuation of contemporary Chinese design and traditional Chinese handcraft.