Jeske Kapitein, Nic Roex – a portrait

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Text by Annemiek van Grondel Photo by Boudewijn Bollmann Nic Roex (1981) and Jeske Kapitein (1982) are life and business partners. She handles commercial and PR affairs, he takes care of […]

Rik ten Velden – a portrait

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Text by Annemiek van Grondel Photo by Boudewijn Bollmann With his furniture design graduation project at the Academy of Art in The Hague, Rik ten Velden (1983) was catapulted into business. […]

D agency and the business side of things

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Interview by Renske Schriemer Photo by Jan Willem Kaldenbach D agency and the business side of things An interview with founder Guus van Maarschalkerweerd and designers Geke Lensink and Thomas […]

Mieke Meijer, Roy Letterlé – a portrait

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Text by Annemiek van Grondel Photo by Boudewijn Bollmann They do not call themselves design duo, but Mieke Meijer (1982) and Roy Letterlé (1978) work together closely. They met fifteen years […]

Klaas Kuiken – a portrait

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Text by Annemiek van Grondel Photo by Boudewijn Bollmann With ‘Bottles Collection’, his graduation project at ArtEZ in Arnhem, Klaas Kuiken (1984) immediately garnered success. In a glass oven he developed […]

Isaac Monté, Bora Hong, Rolf Bruggink – a portrait

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Text by Annemiek van Grondel Photo by Boudewijn Bollmann One hand reaching out to the future, the other unmercifully digging into the past. Three designers discovered similarities in their work and […]

Arnout Visser – a portrait

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Text by Annemiek van Grondel Photo by Boudewijn Bollmann His ‘impossible’ experiments gave many a craftsman a headache. Award-winning self-producing designer and inventor Arnout Visser (1962) calls himself a ‘form finder’: […]

Roos Soetekouw – a portrait

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Text by Annemiek van Grondel Photo by Boudewijn Bollmann Rooms dressed like models? It sounds strange and impractical, yet this was what textile designer Roos Soetekouw (1984) had in mind when […]

Maarten Baas, New! – interview Milan 2016

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Maarten Baas – New! Short&Sweet – Milan Design Week 2016   Interview by Tracy Metz Production Sanne van der Beek

Stefan Scholten, Scholten&Baijings – interview Milan 2016

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Stefan Scholten – Scholten&Baijings Short&Sweet – Milan Design Week 2016   Interview by Tracy Metz Production Sanne van der Beek

Ekaterina Semenova, Care for Milk at Design Academy ‘Touch Base’ – interview Milan 2015

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Ekaterina Semenova – Care for Milk at Design Academy Eindhoven ‘Touch Base’ Short&Sweet – Milan Design Week 2016 Interview by Tracy Metz Production Sanne van der Beek More info about […]

Pieke Bergmans, Phenomeneon – interview Milan 2016

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Pieke Bergmans, Phenomeneon Short&Sweet – Milan Design Week 2016 Interview by Tracy Metz Production Sanne van der Beek More info about Pieke Bergmans’ presentation

Fuel for Innovation – two projects by VanBerlo

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Fuel for Innovation Text by Annemiek van Grondel In design, good ideas rule. Then it’s key to interview the actual design users. VanBerlo enjoys having an open dialogue with their end users: start with open minds, end with […]

We create alternatives – interview with Thomas Widdershoven

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We create alternatives Interview by Sanne van der Beek Portrait by Anuschka Blommers / Niels Schumm This is an interview about social design, without discussing ‘social design’. You see, Thomas Widdershoven, head of the Design Academy Eindhoven and owner of graphic design studio Thonik, doesn’t […]

Interview with Roland Pieter Smit – DDW 2015

Social & Green Design Guide with: Roland Pieter Smit about Made by Scorlewald – DDW 2015  Video by Robert AndriessenText by Annemiek van GrondelProduced in partnership with DOEN Foundation Made by […]

Interview with Goof van Beek & Laurentius de Ruiter – DDW 2015

Social & Green Design Guide with: Goof van Beek & Laurentius de Ruiter for Collectie Veenhuizen – DDW  Video by Robert AndriessenText by Annemiek van GrondelProduced in partnership with DOEN Foundation […]

Interview with Dick van Hoff about >VEEG – DDW 2015

Social & Green Design Guide with: Dick van Hoff for Social label – DDW 2015 Video by Robert AndriessenText by Annemiek van GrondelProduced in partnership with DOEN Foundation >VEEG   Social Label […]

Interview with Nadine Sterk and Lonny van Ryswyck from Atelier NL – DDW 2015

Social & Green Design Guide with: Nadine Sterk and Lonny van Ryswyck from AtelierNL – DDW 2015 Video by Robert AndriessenText by Annemiek van GrondelProduced in partnership with DOEN Foundation Earth Alchemy […]

Interview with Manon van Hoeckel about In Limbo Embassy – Embassy of the Undocumented – DDW 2015

Social & Green Design Guide with: Manon van Hoeckel at Design Academy Eindhoven – DDW 2015 Video by Robert AndriessenText by Annemiek van GrondelProduced in partnership with DOEN Foundation In Limbo […]

eQ+ | Collective efforts yield a unique collection

Collective efforts yield a unique collection Text by Annemiek van Grondel It started out organically. A tiny seed grew into something viable and promising. Mutual understanding, a long-term investment in resources […]

eQ+ | Collectieve inspanning levert een unieke collectie

Collectieve inspanning levert een unieke collectie Tekst door Annemiek van Grondel Het begon op organische wijze. Een piepklein zaadje ontkiemde tot iets levensvatbaars en veelbelovends. Wederzijds begrip, langdurige investering in middelen […]

Design Policy Adapting to Change – interview with Madeleine van Lennep

Design Policy Adapting to Change Shortly before the Milan Design Week 2015 we had a conversation with Madeleine van Lennep, director of the Association of Dutch Designers (BNO) Much has changed […]

The Dutch Spirit in Milan

The Dutch Spirit in Milan Text by Annemiek van Grondel The Dutch descend upon Milan for a week every year. Shining at the Salone is not that difficult, provided you have some good […]

Setting the Scene – exhibition Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam

Setting the Scene Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam – till 28 February 2016 How do fine art and design relate to each other? And what common ground do the artist […]

Christien Meindertsma – interview Amsterdam 2015

Christien Meindertsma Short&Sweet – Milan Design Week 2015 Interview by Tracy Metz Production Sanne van der Beek Christien Meindertsma from Short&Sweet on Vimeo. Wendy Plomp, Dutch Invertuals from Short&Sweet on […]

Jeroen Wand – a portrait

Text by Anna Bates Photo by Daphne Kuilman Jeroen Wand presented his work at the Milan Design Week, together with the work of Mieke Meijer, at various locations such as at Ventura Lambrate, Cor […]

Nienke Sybrandy – a portrait

Text by Anna Bates Photo by Ilco Kemmere Studio Nienke Sybrandy was present at the Milan Design Week in Lambrate. Missed it? Her work was published on the front cover of Connecting […]

Mae Engelgeer – a portrait

Text by Anna Bates Photo by Ilco Kemmere Mae Engelgeer presented her work at the Milan Design Week at Ventura Lambrate. How did you become a textile designer? I come from a fashion […]

Little Owl Design, by Marcello De Simone & Bruce Wayland – a portrait

Text by Anna Bates Photo by Ilco Kemmere Marcello De Simone and Bruce Wayland presented their design label Little Owl Design at the Milan Design Week 2015 in Lambrate.  How did you get started […]

Rick Tegelaar – a portrait

Text by Anna Bates Photo by Daphne Kuilman Rick Tegelaar presented at the Milan Design Week together with the design collective Workmates. Instead of a presentation they published a newspaper Good News.  What is […]

Elise Luttik – a portrait

Text by Ingeborg van Lieshout Photo by Ilco Kemmere Elise Luttik presented at the Milan Design Week with Dutch Satellite at the SaloneSatellite in Rho, Milan. In the end it was design her heart […]

Arjen Ribbens, NRC Handelsblad – interview Milan 2015

Arjen Ribbens, NRC Handelsblad Short&Sweet – Milan Design Week 2015 Interview by Tracy Metz Production Sanne van der Beek Arjen Ribbens, NRC Handelsblad from Short&Sweet on Vimeo.

Wendy Plomp, Dutch Invertuals – interview Milan 2015

Wendy Plomp, Dutch Invertuals Short&Sweet – Milan Design Week 2015 Interview by Tracy Metz Production Sanne van der Beek Wendy Plomp, Dutch Invertuals from Short&Sweet on Vimeo.

Toon Stilma and Stijn Roodnat, LABEL/BREED – interview Milan 2015

Toon Stilma and Stijn Roodnat, LABEL/BREED Short&Sweet – Milan Design Week 2015 Interview by Tracy Metz Production Sanne van der Beek Toon Stilma and Stijn Roodnat, LABEL BREED from Short&Sweet […]

Mark Studholme, CrowdyHouse – interview Milan 2015

Mark Studholme, CrowdyHouse Short&Sweet – Milan Design Week 2015 Interview by Tracy Metz Production Sanne van der Beek Mark Studholme, CrowdyHouse from Short&Sweet on Vimeo.

Renee Mennen & Stefanie van Keijsteren – interview Milan 2015

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Thomas Widdershoven and Marije Vogelzang – interview Milan 2015

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Arne Hendriks – interview Milan 2015

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Jólan van der Wiel and Marjan van Aubel – interview Milan 2015

Jólan van der Wiel and Marjan van Aubel, Energies Unseen Short&Sweet – Milan Design Week 2015 Interview by Tracy Metz Production Sanne van der Beek Jólan van der Wiel and […]

Alice Rawsthorn – interview Milan 2015

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Renny Ramakers, droog – interview Milan 2015

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Lonneke Gordijn, Studio DRIFT

Lonneke Gordijn, Studio DRIFT Short&Sweet – Milan Design Week 2015 Interview by Tracy Metz Production Sanne van der Beek Lonneke Gordijn, Studio Drift from Short&Sweet on Vimeo.

Ben van Berkel, UNStudio for United Nude – interview Milan 2015

Ben van Berkel, UNStudio for United Nude Short&Sweet – Milan Design Week 2015 Interview by Tracy Metz Production Sanne van der Beek Ben van Berkel UNStudio for United Nude from Short&Sweet […]

Paola Antonelli – interview Milan 2015

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Marjan van Aubel – a portrait

Text by Anna Bates Photo by Mischa Haller Marjan van Aubel presents at the Milan Design Week together with Jólan van der Wiel in Lambrate with their presentation Energies Unseen What is your process? […]

Interview with Sandra Suubi about DIY Instruments

Social & Green Design Guide with: Sandra Suubi – DIY Instruments for Age of Wonderland – DDW 2014 Video by Robert AndriessenText by Jeanne TanProduced in partnership with DOEN Foundation […]

Interview with Leonie & Lois about Spijkerbrij

Social & Green Design Guide with: Leonie Vlaar and Lois Stolwijk from Spijkerbrij at Hier is Utrecht – DDW 2014 Video by Robert AndriessenText by Jeanne TanProduced in partnership with […]

Interview with Miriam van der Lubbe about Cantel for Imperfect Design

Social & Green Design Guide with: Van Eijk & van der Lubbe – Cantel for Imperfect Design – DDW 2014 Video by Robert Andriessen Text by Jeanne Tan Produced in […]

Interview with Julia van Zanten about Protective Underwear

Social & Green Design Guide with: Julia van Zanten – Protective Underwear – DDW 2014 Video by Robert Andriessen Text by Jeanne Tan Produced in partnership with DOEN Foundation Imagine […]

Interview with Michelle Baggerman about Anudando

Social & Green Design Guide with: Michelle Baggerman – Anudando at Material Sense LAB – DDW 2014 Video by Robert Andriessen Text by Jeanne Tan Produced in partnership with DOEN […]

Enlightened Design during ELLE Festival 2014

  Enlightened Design – 26-28 June 2014 Design is less and less about seducing consumers with beauty and functionality, and more and more often about the search for improvements to […]

Basten Leijh – a portrait

Text by Jeanne Tan Photo by Ilco Kemmere Basten Leijh is founder of Bleijh Industrial Design Studio in Amsterdam.  How would you describe yourself in one word? Let me think […]

Milan Design Week 2014

The Art of Commissioning Design – debate Together the Dutch Embassy and Consulate General in Milan Connecting the Dots hosted a debate on the art of commissioning design during the Milan Design Week in […]

Niels van Eijk and Miriam van der Lubbe – a portrait

Text by Jeanne Tan Photo by Ilco Kemmere Niels van Eijk and Miriam van der Lubbe founded their studio, Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe, between 1998-2000. They live and […]

Robert Bronwasser – a portrait

Text by Jeanne Tan Photo by Ilco Kemmere Robert Bronwasser is the founder of SMOOL by Robert Bronwasser. He lives and works in Amsterdam. How would you describe yourself in […]

Lizan Freijsen – a portrait

Artist Lizan Freijsen lives and works in Rotterdam. Her extensive research into stains has been translated into ceramics, textiles, an exhibition, a book and, most recently, a series of hand-woven […]

Diederik Schneemann – a portrait

Text by Jeanne TanPhoto by Ilco Kemmere Diederik Schneemann lives and works in Rotterdam. His recent projects include A Flip Flop Story and the 3D-printed Mash-up Collection. How would you […]

OS ∆ OOS – a portrait

Text by Jeanne TanPhoto by Ilco Kemmere Oskar Peet and Sophie Mensen are OS ∆ OOS. They live and work in Eindhoven. In Milan, they’ll be presenting the ‘Keystone’ chair […]

Geke Lensink – a portrait

Text by Jeanne TanPhoto by Ilco Kemmere  Product designer Geke Lensink lives and works in Amsterdam. During the Milan Design Week 2014 she showed her latest work as part of the […]

Watch the system crack – column by Max Bruinsma

Column by Max Bruinsma, editor & design critic Photo’s by Ilco Kemmere Quite a few seasoned design aficionados warned me, the first time I planned to visit the Salone. Prepare […]