Beautiful discovery made in the Dutch designer section at the Milan fair, Kocowisch is a Dutch design studio, based in Utrecht. He looks to explore, develop and maintain unique timeless high end products of great quality. Their first collection “Kocohedron” is a piece of mathematical beauty. Elaborated with 5 geometric shapes, she comes in 3 sizes and various colours, gold, copper, chrome or painted. The collection is hand made and manufactured in the Netherlands. We loved the diffused warm lighting and the sober and very contemporary shapes. Another advantage is that these lamps may be hung using pretty coloured strings or they can be placed on the floor…
We were intrigued by these floating neon blue lights in Eindhoven during the Design Week, but far away from our target, we still remained! The works by Pieke Bergman are mostly aimed on collections and museums but they also collaborate with certain companies that share the same concept: “Rosenthal”, “Like Boys” and “Vitra”. We couldn’t refrain from presenting PHENOMENON, a series of neon blue in different unexpected sizes and shapes that lay the question: “Why does neon always comme in the standard shape of tubes ?”
Bergmans is currently displaing her works at the Stedelijk Museum, “DREAM OUT LOUD”, from the 25th of August until the first of January 2017 and upcomingly in Belgium at Hornu.
It definitely is worth checking out !
Abandoned glasses underneath bus shelters, next to public benches or in front of bars… this is what the creator Alicia Patanowska chasses whilst strolling through London between 4 and 6 o’clock when the city is still asleep. After returning back home, she manufactures supports made out of ceramics, each glass sized, she then pierces a whole in the middle of the ceramic to allow the roots of the plant to reach the water. This creation enables one to observe the evolution of the plant, to give a second life to these glasses. On top of that, it is a very pretty collection, that is very fresh, minimalist and very decorative .
Marcel Wanders revolutionises the homes our dear small blond headed ones !!! A coloured line, playful but still very sophisticated, thought to marry perfectly with parents’ lifestyles. We adore it! And you? Go check out his new collection “Parents”.
Jelmer Wind, young student who has just graduated from the Eindhoven academy presented to us his end of year project, which caught our whole attention. This cabinet is made out of bamboo; its transparent structure unveils a perfectionist and very elaborated work, notably on the hinges. He expresses elegance and a unique design, we can picture this furniture in an entrance or in a bedroom very well. At the moment, there is only one prototype but I wouldn’t be surprised if an editor thought his idea is genius !
360 Volt is located on the Prinsengracht, one of Amsterdam’s most beautiful canal, in the famous merchandising district, De 9 Straatjes (« the nine streets »). Hilde de Lange and Emile de Cock are the owners of one of the biggest collections of original vintage industrial lamps and other specialised objects.
The designs come from different regions in Europe, and most date back from the beginning of the 20th century. The collection comprises of some classics of timeless design from the Bauhaus period in the 1930’s.
360volt has collaborated with different international interior designers on projects ranging from Levi, Lee, Denham the Jeanmaker, only for Diesel, and diverse hotels, theatres and restaurants : Conservatorium Hotel Restaurant Tunes, Amsterdam, Amsterdam’s De Balie theatre, the Monsieur Truffe chocolate factory in Melbourne, Australia and London’s Town Hall Hote
De Hallen, one of the most popular and trendy places in Amsterdam.
Everybody’s talking about it… stradling our bikes despite the raging rain! Here were are… Located in the trendy district in the west of the city… De Hallen is a brand new center for the arts, artisanal work, fashion and food, a savory and dynamic mixture! It is an industrially historical building that dates back to 1902, it used to serve as a depot for tramways and has now been renovated. De Hallen hosts cinemas, independent shops and a hotel boutique, as well as the impressive nutritional Halle. We love the concept and the multiple small vintage Dutch styled bungalows!
Small artsy insight, cinema lovers can devour their passion in “the beautiful Parisian room” that is equipped with an authentic art-deco interior that used to belong to one the oldest rooms in Amsterdam. For a weekend, ArtyMooi recommends Hotel De Hallen which has a superb decoration that is very avant-gardist and edgy…
At the Milan Fiera, in the magnificent Palazzo Francesco Turatim we discovered Ottoline de Vries, a young Duth designer.
His “Rijksstudio” collection is based on Japanese stamps archived by Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum and is available through the Rijkstudio. His wallpapers are fresh, original, colourful and amazingly put into value in this high street Renaissance place.
She easily spots emblematic symbols originating from cities like Amsterdam but also interpretations of naturalist images such as birds, insects or plants. And with an innate sense of trends, she immediately translates what she sees into dynamic models of contemporary design. Very beautiful!