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Wendy Plomp

Interview Wendy Plomp – Milan 2019

Text: Viveka van de Vliet Photography: Boudewijn Bollmann Wendy Plomp   Within one decade, Dutch Invertuals has become a household name and has exhibited twenty times with two hundred works […]

Mireille Meijs

Interview Mireille Meijs / Mosa – Milan 2019

Text: Viveka van de Vliet Photography: Boudewijn Bollmann MOSA Mireille Meijs   Over the past ten years, the Milan’s charm has remained intact: you become enchanted by its crazy diversity […]

Victor le Noble, David Heldt

Interview Victor le Noble and David Heldt, co-founders Tuttobene – Milan 2019

Text: Viveka van de Vliet Photography: Boudewijn Bollmann TUTTOBENE David Heldt and Victor le Noble   Ten years ago, Tuttobene, the platform for divers, young Dutch design talent with a […]

Gijs Bakker

Interview Gijs Bakker – Milan 2019

Text: Viveka van de Vliet Photography: Boudewijn Bollmann Gijs Bakker   Ten years ago, Gijs Bakker, the Godfather of Dutch Design, put an end to his work with once-legendary collective […]

Jacco Bregonje

Interview Jacco Bregonje – Milan 2019

Text: Viveka van de Vliet Photography: Boudewijn Bollmann Jacco Bregonje   Jacco Bregonje feels like a cosmopolitan. The Dutch industrial designer lives in Italy and has a home in the […]

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10 years of Dutchies in Milano

Text: Monique van Empel 10 years of Dutchies in Milano Bravura, Beer & Business   Michiel’s egg, Maarten’s circus, Hans’ cannon. But also: Rossana’s glasses and Ikea meatballs. For me, Milan’s […]

Marjan van Aubel

Interview Marjan van Aubel – Milan 2019

Text: Viveka van de Vliet Photography: Boudewijn Bollmann Marjan van Aubel Some call her a radical innovator, an inventor or an energy pioneer. Solar designer Marjan van Aubel graduated just […]

Margriet Vollenberg

Interview Margriet Vollenberg – Milan 2019

Text: Viveka van de Vliet Photography: Boudewijn Bollmann Margriet Vollenberg A decade in Milan for Margriet Vollenberg. This year, she celebrates that she set up both her office and Ventura […]

Marcel Wanders

Interview Marcel Wanders – Milan 2019

Text: Viveka van de Vliet Photography: Boudewijn Bollmann Marcel Wanders As a student, Marcel Wanders went to Milan in the eighties. He never left. He launched his MOOOI label, which became an established international […]

Lucas Verweij

Dutch Design – column by Lucas Verweij

Column by Lucas Verweij Dutch Design Many books have been written about Dutch Design. The subject has been declared dead time and again. It has often been concluded that national […]

Hans Lensvelt

The Peoples Manufacturer

Text Viveka van de Vliet The Peoples Manufacturer   Hans Lensvelt has been going to the Salone in Milan for more than thirty years. The first years as a visitor, […]

Marc de Groot

Marc de Groot – Enlightened Design III at LDF 2018

Text by Viveka van de Vliet Marc de Groot   Light designer Marc de Groot took part in the exhibition Enlightened Design III during the London Design Festival 2018 in the Olympia […]

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Jacqueline Harberink – Enlightened Design III at LDF 2018

Text by Viveka van de Vliet Jacqueline Harberink   Ceramics designer Jacqueline Harberink took part in the exhibition Enlightened Design III during the London Design Festival 2018 in the Olympia Room together […]

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Alex Groot Jebbink – Enlightened Design III at LDF 2018

Text by Viveka van de Vliet Alex Groot Jebbink   Light designer Alex Groot Jebbink took part in the exhibition Enlightened Design III during the London Design Festival 2018 in the Olympia Room […]

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Jesse Visser – Enlightened Design III at LDF 2018

Text by Viveka van de Vliet Jesse Visser   Furniture designer Jesse Visser took part in the exhibition Enlightened Design III during the London Design Festival 2018 in the Olympia Room together with […]

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Margaret van Bekkum – Enlightened Design III at LDF 2018

Text by Viveka van de Vliet   Margaret van Bekkum   Felt designer Margaret van Bekkum took part in the exhibition Enlightened Design III during the London Design Festival 2018 in the […]

Wendy Plomp

Wendy Plomp – Mutant Matter

Human Nature, designing the equilibrium a collaboration between Creative Holland and Connecting the Dots Text by Viveka van de Vliet Portrait by Boudewijn Bollmann Mutant Matter Wendy Plomp Dutch Invertuals   Humans play […]

Bas Timmer

Bas Timmer – Keeping the World Warm

Human Nature, designing the equilibrium a collaboration between Creative Holland and Connecting the Dots Text by Viveka van de Vliet Portrait by Boudewijn Bollmann Keeping the World Warm Bas Timmer Sheltersuit   It […]

Marius Smit

Marius Smit – Fishing for Furniture

Human Nature, designing the equilibrium a collaboration between Creative Holland and Connecting the Dots Text by Jane Szita Portrait by Boudewijn Bollmann Fishing for Furniture Marius Smit Plastic Whale   They […]

Sam van Gurp, Esther Jongsma

Sam van Gurp & Esther Jongsma – Transition of light

Text by Viveka van de Vliet Portrait by Boudewijn Bollmann Transition of light Sam van Gurp & Esther Jongsma VANTOT   There are not many designers who experiment in such […]

Koert van Mensvoort

Koert van Mensvoort – Forward to nature

Human Nature, designing the equilibrium a collaboration between Creative Holland and Connecting the Dots Text by Viveka van de Vliet Portrait by Boudewijn Bollmann Forward to nature Koert van Mensvoort Next […]

Brecht Duijf, Lenneke Langenhuijsen

Brecht Duijf & Lenneke Langenhuijsen – Shades of the Future

Human Nature, designing the equilibrium a collaboration between Creative Holland and Connecting the Dots Text by Jane Szita Portrait by Boudewijn Bollmann Shades of the Future Brecht Duijf & Lenneke Langenhuijsen […]

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Getting rid of that bit of unspoiled green – essay by Sanne van der Beek

Getting rid of that bit of unspoiled green Essay by Sanne van der Beek   There it is. A hefty hen, with its head up high and its beak out. […]

Els Zijlstra, Jeroen van Oostveen

Els Zijlstra & Jeroen van Oostveen – Future materials

Human Nature, designing the equilibrium a collaboration between Creative Holland and Connecting the Dots Text by Viveka van de Vliet Portrait by Boudewijn Bollmann Future materials Els Zijlstra & Jeroen […]

Simone Post

Simone Post – Beyond the surface

Human Nature, designing the equilibrium a collaboration between Creative Holland and Connecting the Dots Text by Viveka van de Vliet Portrait by Boudewijn Bollmann Beyond the surface Simone Post   […]

Maarten Olden

Maarten Olden – Love for experimenting

Text by Irene Labruna Portrait by Boudewijn Bollmann Love for experimenting Maarten Olden   This year, during Salone del Mobile 2018, the Borek brand presented its new collaboration with Maarten Olden, Frans […]

Diederik Schneemann, Aldwin van Krimpen

Diederik Schneemann & Aldwin van Krimpen – Rubdish

Human Nature, designing the equilibrium a collaboration between Creative Holland and Connecting the Dots Text by Viveka van de Vliet Portrait by Boudewijn Bollmann Tasty Rubdish Diederik Schneemann & Aldwin […]

Simone Kramer, Petra Janssen

Simone Kramer & Petra Janssen from Social Label – Designing labor

Human Nature, designing the equilibrium a collaboration between Creative Holland and Connecting the Dots Text by Viveka van de Vliet Portrait by Boudewijn Bollmann Designing labor Simone Kramer & Petra […]

Jacco Bregonje

Jacco Bregonje – In Italy I’m Dutch and in the Netherlands I’m Italian

Text by Irene Labruna Portrait by Boudewijn Bollmann In Italy I’m Dutch and in the Netherlands I’m Italian Jacco Bregonje   Jacco Bregonje is a Dutch designer who has been living […]

Carolijn Slottje

Studio Carolijn Slottje – Quilt Garden

Human Nature, designing the equilibrium a collaboration between Creative Holland and Connecting the Dots Text by Viveka van de Vliet Portrait by Boudewijn Bollmann Carolijn Slottje Quilt Garden   Product […]

Nienke Hoogvliet

Studio Nienke Hoogvliet – The potential of the water world

Human Nature, designing the equilibrium a collaboration between Creative Holland and Connecting the Dots Text by Viveka van de Vliet Portrait by Boudewijn Bollmann The potential of the water world Studio Nienke […]

Alex Groot Jebbink

“the power of repetition, or even better, of the simplicity of repeated shapes that, together, are able to tell something new” – Alex Groot Jebbink, imm cologne 2018

Interview by Federica Marie Carenini Alex Groot Jebbink is a product designer and interior architect based in Utrecht. He will be presenting his series of lamps at the imm cologne. Federica Marie […]

Françoise Oostwegel

“I took inspiration from the typical half-timber houses in this area and from its strong mining tradition” – Françoise Oostwegel at imm Cologne 2018

Interview by Federica Marie Carenini Françoise Oostwegel is a product designer based in Maastricht. She will be presenting her ZUID Lamp series at the International Interior Show in Cologne. Federica Marie […]

Arnout Visser. Photo by Marica Innocente

“it often happens during the process that something goes wrong and the whole thing spontaneously explodes” – Arnout Visser at Enlightened Design II, LDF 2017

Interview by Anna Bates Arnout Visser runs his design atelier from Arnhem. He will be presenting his Big Mushrooms light at the London Design Festival this September. Anna Bates: How did […]

Anke Bernotat & Jan Jacob Borstlap. Photo by Marica Innocente

“when you turn off the lights you have this mystical glow – it builds this image of an underwater world” – Bernotat&Co at Enlightened Design II, LDF 2017

Interview by Anna Bates Bernotat&Co Amsterdam based design studio Bernotat&Co is made up of partners Anke Bernotat and Jan Jacob Borstlap. They will present their collection of Radiolaria lamps at […]

Marc de Groot. Photo by Marica Innocente

“This is actually the secret part of the production, so I can’t be too specific, but it’s very precise, almost like making little jewellery hooks” – Marc de Groot at Enlightened Design II, LDF 2017

Interview by Anna Bates Marc de Groot Marc de Groot is a product designer based in Amsterdam. He will present his Fractal series at the London Design Festival. Anna Bates: […]

Morgan Ruben. Photo by Marica Innocente

“I dip the wood block base in India ink, which is a combination of black soot and shellac” – Morgan Ruben at Enlightened Design II, LDF 2017

Interview by Anna Bates Morgan Ruben Morgan Ruben is a lighting designer based in Utrecht. He will present his Nero Lights at the London Design Festival in September. Anna Bates: […]

Basten Leijh

How is Basten Leijh doing?

Text by Annemiek van Grondel Photo by Joost Gijzel How is Basten Leijh doing?   Basten Leijh has already enriched our lives with innovative bicycles, including the Sandwichbike (DIY bicycle design), […]

Kim Band, Mahalia McNeil, Alessandro Iadarola, Bob Vos

Makerversity – a portrait

Text by Federica Marie Carenini Photo by Daphne Kuilman Speeding up and facilitating 21st century creation   Co-working and co-creation spaces are becoming more and more common. What sets Makerversity apart is […]

Jan Jacob Borstlap, Anke Bernotat

Bernotat&Co – a portrait

Text by Federica Marie Carenini Photo by Daphne Kuilman When a carpenter and exhibition designer meet   Bernotat&Co incorporates aspects of everyday life into unforeseen, practical objects. Nature, poetry, science, and technology […]