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Anieke Branderhorst and Arjan van Raadshooven. Photo by Daphne Kuilman. Items in the photo: ’s-Chair & ’s-Table by Jeroen Wand, Sandpaper Tray by Baas & Kleinbloesem, Pigments & Porcelain by Alissa + Nienke, Moonrise Mirror by Michael Funch, Brass Lights by David Derksen, Lloop lamp by Ontwerpduo, FlexVase by Arjan van Raadshooven & Anieke Branderhorst, Wrapped stool by Floris Hovers, LookShelf by Daphna Laurens, Framed cabinet by Breg Hanssen, Coatrack by the Meter by Maarten Baptist, Sample Series by rENs, Strap stool by bram/Stijn

Vij5 – a portrait

Text by Federica Marie Carenini Photo by Daphne Kuilman Made for/with each other   Minimalistic designs and pure raw materials blend together in the elegant and functional collection of Dutch label Vij5. […]

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Dutch Invertuals – a portait

Text by Federica Marie Carenini Photo by Daphne Kuilman Creating mini-society, Curating Dialogue   Dutch Invertuals challenges its designers to anticipate the world’s developments. The goal of the continuous interaction and dynamic […]

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VLOG by Tracy Metz day 4

VLOG – Spotting design at the Milan Design Week 2017 Day 4   Published on Apr 10, 2017 Tracy Metz was at the Milan Design Week 2017 to spot the […]

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VLOG by Tracy Metz day 3

VLOG – Spotting design at the Milan Design Week 2017 Day 3   Published on Apr 9, 2017 Tracy Metz was at the Milan Design Week 2017 to spot the […]

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VLOG by Tracy Metz day 2

VLOG – Spotting design at the Milan Design Week 2017 Day 2   Published on Apr 8, 2017 Tracy Metz was at the Milan Design Week 2017 to spot the […]

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VLOG by Tracy Metz day 1

VLOG – Spotting design at the Milan Design Week 2017 Day 1   Published on Apr 7, 2017 Tracy Metz was at the Milan Design Week 2017 to spot the […]

Gripper Lamp by Studio Hamerhaai. Image by Marica Innocente

Studio Hamerhaai – London 2016

Studio Hamerhaai by Boudewijn van den Bosch and Niki Schoondergang present Spotlight and Gripper Lamp – London 2016 Boudewijn van den Bosch and Niki Schoondergang of Studio Hamerhaai represent fresh […]

Wall Hangings by Femke van Gemert. Image by Marica Innocente

Femke van Gemert – London 2016

Wall Hangings by Femke van Gemert at Enlightened Design – London Design Festival 2016   Femke van Gemert studied fashion design and worked as a trend forecaster in the fashion industry, but […]

Lighten Up by Jolanda van Goor. Image by Marica Innocente

Contorno Collection / Lighten Up by Jolanda van Goor – London 2016

Contorno Collection by Jolanda van Goor at Enlightened Design – London Design Festival 2016   Light and atmosphere also play an important role in the designs of two other design […]

Morgan Ruben. Image by Marica Innocente

Nero Lights by Morgan Ruben – London 2016

Nero Lights by Morgan Ruben at Enlightened Design – London Design Festival 2016   Morgan Ruben graduated from the Utrecht School of the Arts in 2014 and has had many successful […]

Spliners by Maarten Olden. Image by Marica Innocente

Spliners by Maarten Olden – London 2016

Spliners by Maarten Olden at Enlightened Design – London Design Festival 2016   Wood and a love for craftsmanship can be seen in the work of design studio MO,O by Maarten […]

Bo Reudler

Bloom Inks by Bo Reudler – London 2016

Bloom Inks by Bo Reudler for Dutch Wall Textile Co. at Enlightened Design during The London Design Festival 2016   Natural and reusable materials, traditional and innovative techniques, perfectionism and […]

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Jeske Kapitein, Nic Roex – a portrait

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 […]

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Rik ten Velden – a portrait

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. […]

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D agency and the business side of things

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 […]

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Mieke Meijer, Roy Letterlé – a portrait

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 […]

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Klaas Kuiken – a portrait

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 […]

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Isaac Monté, Bora Hong, Rolf Bruggink – a portrait

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 […]

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Arnout Visser – a portrait

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’: […]

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Roos Soetekouw – a portrait

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 […]

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Maarten Baas, New! – interview Milan 2016

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

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Stefan Scholten, Scholten&Baijings – interview Milan 2016

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

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

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 […]

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Pieke Bergmans, Phenomeneon – interview Milan 2016

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

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Fuel for Innovation – two projects by VanBerlo

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 […]

Thomas Widdershoven

We create alternatives – interview with Thomas Widdershoven

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 […]

Roland Pieter Smit

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 […]

Goof van Beek

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 […]

Dick van Hoff

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 […]

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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 […]

Manon van Hoeckel

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 […]

Brothers and Sons

Brothers and Sons (previously 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 […]

Brothers and Sons

Brothers and Sons (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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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

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. Image by Daphne Kuilman

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. Image by Ilco Kemmere

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. Image by Ilco Kemmere

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 […]