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“I don’t just want to create products. I want to reach into people’s hearts and minds. I want to create memories.” Marcel Wanders
1000 Guilder Note by R.D.E Oxenaar

Robert Oxenaar (1929 – 2017) Designer of Dutch banknotes and stamps. Head of the Art and Design branch of the Dutch postal service. Helped launch a new generation of Dutch designers in the 1970s, including notables like Gert Dumbar.Read More →

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Hans Gugelot (1920 – 1965) began his career in engineering (1940โ€“2) and architecture (1940โ€“6) in Switzerland and was closely associated with the radical Hochschรผle fรผr Gestaltung (HfG) in UlmRead More →

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Feiz’s work has received numerous awards and has been featured in exhibitions and publications worldwide. The overriding inspirations for Feizโ€™s work can be summed up by: Clarity, concept and context. Feiz has developed several project in collaboration with Artifort, including the Extens, Bras and Beso chair family.Read More →

Artifort design manufacturer

Artifort used freelance designers, including Kho Liang Le and Pierre Paulin. It produced chairs, settees, and tables. It first used plastics in Paulin’s 1965 Chair 582 in tensioned rubber and latex foam and his 1965-66 Armchair 303 in polyester fibreglass. It produced Paulin’s 1953 Chair 157 in polyester, ABS, and elastomers and 1967 F577 chair. Read More →

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Between 1913 – 1917 he studied in the drawing and painting department, Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, The Hague.Read More →

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Check out Dutch Design Books in our recent additions to our Design Library.Read More →

Tubular steel chair by Mart Stam - featured image

His design approach has been categorised as New Objectivity, a counter-movement and outgrowth of Expressionism that emerged during the Great Depression in Germany in the 1920s.Read More →

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The phrase “Dutch Design” refers to an informal artistic school of design in the Netherlands, particularly in product design. More specifically, the word refers to the design aesthetic used by Dutch designers. Read More →

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Bloemenwerf, Henry Van de Velde’s property outside Brussels, is the inspiration for this chair. Van de Velde planned and built the house and the interiorโ€”from the furniture to the wallpaperโ€”resulting in a holistic design that exemplified the concept of a Gesamtkunstwerk “total work of art”. Read More →

Wax Head Mannequin by Pierre Imans, Paris

Before 1900, Imans was active in a mannequin factory in Paris. By the 1920s, his establishment was located at 10 rue de Crussol. He became known for his faultlessly finished imitation human skin in wax; in 1922, he developed โ€˜carnesineโ€™ or โ€˜carnisineโ€™ to simulate skin; developed a secret formula that was mainly plaster with gelatin; subsequently, produced models in various synthetic materials and wood mounted in-store vitrines worldwide. He produced figures in the images of well-known actresses and politicians.Read More →

Gijs Bakker

Gijs Bakkerโ€™s career spans fifty years and not one of them dull. His first piece, Golden Onion, a sperm-shaped bracelet designed in 1965 was the beginning of a rich, varied and invigorating output that shows no sign of slowing down today. Bakker refers to himself as a โ€œjewellery designerโ€ and since the Dutch arenโ€™t big on disingenuousness, I have to take him at his word. Read More →

Stovepipe Necklace by Gijs Bakker

Gijs Bakker is a jeweller, sculptor, furniture designer, and, to a lesser extent, industrial designer who studied gold and silversmithing at the Amsterdam Art Academy. READ MORERead More →

Red and Blue Armchair by Gerrit Rietveld

The Red and Blue Chair’s visual impact has ensured that it will always be a staple image in any history of twentieth-century design. It has become a metaphor for the Modern Movement along with the Schrรถder home.Read More →

nortstudio sidetables

These side tables are the outcome of an acrylic resin experiment. Acrylic is a two-part substance made up of mineral powder and water-based acrylic resin.Read More →

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Plateelbakkerij Ram (1921 – 1969) was an Arnhem-based Dutch ceramics company. Ram was founded in 1921 to produce high-quality ceramic bodies. At Ram 1921โ€”25, Thomas A.C. Colenbrander was the designer for whom the company was established at the age of 80. Ram wares were sold at exhibition auctions as art rather than craft.Read More →

Peter van de Waals bookcase

Peter van der Waals is a Dutch furniture designer and maker; active Britain. He studied in The Hague, Brussels, Berlin, and Vienna and from 1899, London. Read More →