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Newsletter #262


Newsletter #262

Daan Rooseagaarde has soared beyond the heights of mere design fame and is now a known figure in most Dutch households with a TV.  He starred this past weekend in the prestigious three-hour long annual programme known as "Summer guests". We visit the Start Buying Art fair at the Westergasfabriek and discover that buying art can be accessible if you want it to be. Also we look into just how careful Gina Kluit-Gonesh of Indonesian/Dutch design brand Ffrash is being concerning the delicate issue of employing child labour and speak with eco-activist Isaac Monté who is making a lot of rubbish into practical products. 


Daan Roosegaarde  - a Type of Messiah?

Daan Roosegaarde - a Type of Messiah?

The timing couldn’t have been better. Three days after he won the Index Award, Daan Roosegaarde entertained Dutch television viewers for three hours, talking about his ideas and work in the prestigious programme...

Start Buying Art 2013

Start Buying Art 2013

Initiated by We Like Art founders Michiel Hogenboom and Carolien Smit, the Start Buying Art Fair currently on at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam is aimed at a new audience of potential art buyers. 

Filter Factory

Filter Factory

Intrigued by a bird house made entirely from used cigarette butts in what seemed to be a waffle iron, Design.nl caught up with recent Willem de Kooning academy graduate Isaac Monté.

Ffrash is coming to DDW

Ffrash is coming to DDW

Since we last checked in with Ffrash they have put together a collection that will be shown at the upcoming Dutch Design Week.  We spoke with Gina Provó Kluit-Gonesh the brand’s initiator to discuss some of the more...

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