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Newsletter #140


Newsletter #140

Intriguing objects and furniture caught our attention this week. A table depicting memories, a circular seating installation and units for living fashioned from wooden crates, plus we speak to Bas van Beek who via email and a Chinese factory has produced the Museum Year Object for the National Glass Museum. Iris van Herpen has confirmed her status as one of the Netherlands' biggest emerging talents as overall winner of the Dutch Fashion Awards and Hans Lensvelt discusses not only the story behind his Viva the Revolution campaign to buy back his family company, but also his views on the unreasonable delays facing Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum reopening.


Sharing Spaces

Sharing Spaces

In Chris Kabel's Shared Space, a round bench suddenly becomes an intimate meeting space or a somewhere to get away from the world surrounding us.

Stamtafel by Lotte van Laatum

Stamtafel by Lotte van Laatum

Lotte van Laatum's design for an activity table in an elderly centre in Utrecht holds memories of the past and aims to create new ones for the future.

A Crate Full

A Crate Full

Not only used for transportation or storage, the humble crate can become mini-architecture housing a bath, bed or even a vacuum cleaner, as shown by Studio Makkink & Bey in their Crate Series. 

Iris van Herpen big winner at Dutch Fashion Awards

Iris van Herpen big winner at Dutch Fashion Awards

The nominees of the Dutch Fashion Awards were all hopeful of a prize designed by Ted Noten, but it was fashion designer Iris van Herpen who scooped the big prizes.

Viva the Revolution!

Viva the Revolution!

A self-described entrepreneur, Hans Lensvelt divides his time between a farm in Belgium and an Amsterdam apartment.  It’s not hard to find – from the road, it’s the one with the life-sized upside down horse ...

Cup and Paste

Cup and Paste

After the success of his “Royal Rip-Offs”, Bas van Beek was commissioned to design this year’s Museum Year Object for the National Glass Museum.

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