Juliette Warmenhoven: Nest Bowls

You may know her from her "Everyday Growing" collection of out-of-this-world pots for plants, exhibited during the Dutch Design Week (DDW). Designer Juliette Warmenhoven's “Nest Bowls” consist of five ceramic bowls that form a nest when placed one into the other. "Using the bowls’ elegance as a starting point, I constantly play with colors, details, heating processes, materials and more – an infinite process." The Amsterdam-based designer has created three different series "from which more and more series will evolve into both limited and standard editions. The Moss collect is a soft colored green. The bowls are gloss glazed on the inside and matte glazed on the outside. The Mint collection was named after its minty celadon green, bowls glazed inside and raw on the outside. Finally, the Burned pigment drawing series: the bowls are unglazed and enriched with a drawing that has a cell or bubble texture, which has been burned into the clay. Each bowl has a character of its own and the composition changes from one series to the following one."

Dutch design super models: the doll house

Hippest. Doll house. Ever. Imagine a toy designed by the most famouse Dutch designers, artists and architects, asked to imagine and build an interior at scale 1:12. Amongst them are designers & architects Makkink & Bey, Ineke Hans, Scholten & Baijings, textile designer Claudy Jongstra, wayfinding specialist Mijksenaar, exhibition designers Kossmann.dejong, artist Krijn de Koning and furniture manufacturer DUM. Together, these designs to scale, ranging from hotel rooms, to offices and exhibition galleries, form the "Dutch Design (Doll) House", on display at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

Knol Ontwerp: Skinning Architecture

A few years ago, they were experimenting with "technofood". The Knol Ontwerp studio members now have architecture under their skin, manufacturing memories of buildings with the help of latex, molded directly onto the architectural elements they choose to replicate. Shape, dirt, rust and various traces from the original place help re-create and building a new space: "Like skin transplantations, they can be taken to other spaces where they get new spatial meaning. They take us to a world in which places are no longer fixed to specific locations, but become nomadic". (...)

The Rijksmuseum, the Queen & a giant key by Studio Job

Pour célébrer en beauté sa retraite, la reine Beatrix des Pays-Bas a inauguré le 13 avril les nouveaux atours du célèbre Rijksmuseum. Après dix ans de travaux, le musée, fleuron de la ville d'Amsterdam, a réouvert ses portes au moyen d'une clef géante, signée Studio Job, que la souveraine a dû faire tourner dans une serrure de bronze démesurée : "The Key Moment" ("Le moment clef") est une oeuvre de bronze, de bois wenge haute d'1,75m. Sur la clef, les deux trublions de Studio Job ont gravé leurs remerciements à la reine. La pièce a aussitôt rejoint la collection du Rijksmuseum. To celebrate her retirement, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands inaugurated on April 13th the extensively renovated Rijksmuseum. After ten years, the iconic Amsterdam museum opened its doors, thanks to a giant key, designed by Studio Job. Her Majesty was handed the oversized object, and had to turn it in a matching giant lock: "The Key Moment" is a 1.75 meters high bronze & wenge wood sculptural piece of art. The key is engraved with a thank you message for the Queen ("Bedankt Majesteit"). "The Key Moment" is now part of the Rijksmuseum's permanent collection.

Gris comme neuf: As good as new

Le studio d'architecture et de design hollandais i29 a conçu les nouveaux bureaux de l'agence de publicité Gummo en 2008. Leur initiative de meubler les locaux de pièces de récupérations, recyclées par leurs soins, a été saluée par la critique et récompensée de nombreux prix. En 2012, Gummo et i29 ont réitéré leur collaboration, offrant cette fois leur mobilier "neuf d'occasion" au public. Architecture studio i29 (the Netherlands) designed the advertising agency Gummo's new office in 2008, entirely appointed with reclaimed and recycled furniture. Many awards later, Gummo and i29 decided to make a range of brand new second hand furniture available to the public.

Frederik Roijé, Dish of Desire

"Avoir un appétit d'oiseau" va prendre une nouvelle résonance avec la série "Dish of Desire" signée Frederik Roijé. Le designer, basé à Amsterdam, a eu recours à des matières nobles (cèdre rouge, porcelaine et aluminium) pour réaliser sa collection de mangeoires de luxe : repas de choix et à la carte pour les moineaux du quartier. "Eating like a bird" takes a new meaning: Amsterdam-based designer Frederik Roijé has used the finest red cedar, porcelain and aluminum to make his "Dish of Desire" series, offering one to five-course meals to neighboring sparrows.

Not So Fragile, Uxus design

Les designers de l'agence Uxus ("you x us"), habituellement tournés vers l'architecture d'intérieur, le design d'espaces ou d'identité visuelle, ont réalisé la collection Not So Fragile pour souligner la poésie cachée des objets du quotidien. La série prendra part à l'exposition "Lightness" au cours de la Design Week néerlandaise à Eindhoven du 22 au 30 octobre. Celle-ci se compose de mobilier dont le caractère suranné s'efface sous une couche de ruban adhésif orange, apanage des professionnels des BTP. Uxus ("you x us") designers, usually focused on interiors, branding and retail, made the Not So Fragile collection in order to highlight the hidden poetic quality of common objects. The series, that will be part of the "Lightness" exhibition during the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven (22-30 October), shows re-purposed furniture wrapped up in neon orange packing tape.