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 !
Although less known than Fatboy, this Dutch contender presented us his novelty… We had a big crush on this raw wooden lamp whose lines are very vintage and designed for outdoors. Very ingenious thanks to its battery you can move easily and without moderation for your summer evenings.
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Latest new findings in Amsterdam were at the Oode Gallery at our friend’s place Marleen’s where we found some pretty and contemporary mirrors made out of plexiglass. With the folding of the material, the reflections of the images are surprising… An accent of modernity, design, geometry and on top of that its not expensive and very easily fixable and suitable for your homes! Conception Frans Willigers. Sizes 54 x 25cm.
Studio Kalff, Roos Kalff showed us their work at the design week in Milan but we’d already admired their work in various renown boutiques throughout Amsterdam such as Droog, the Frozen fountain…
She comes from an old Dutch family and has developed her inspirations from her parent’s house which has always been full of antiques and transformed throughout generations. She is a graduate from the Gerrit Rietveld academy and has created a tablecloth entitled “Table skin Embroidery” for the concept store Droog Design which collaborates with the Rijksmuseum here in Amsterdam. The pattern was inspired by a drawing dating back from the 15th century drawn by the artist Albrecht Durer whom was promoted and displayed in their collection Rijksstudio. It’s a style of table cloth made out of ancient lace however the material looks similar to the protective layer of tissue usually placed under table cloths. A swipe of sponge and that is all that is needed!!!
Her latest piece is a table that has a wooden plateau sealed to ceramic feet. The whole has a more or less baroque appearance as once again these are modern materials inspired by ancient models.
She has also had the opportunity of collecting enormous quantities of second hand glass that she uses to reinvent new forms and new functions. We were able to admire her collection of lights, candle holders and we love their farfetched aspect , its original but chic! Her work is handmade in her own workspace as she puts a lot of value to artisanal fabrications.
We couldn’t resist the temptation of leaving with candle holders, the only pieces that could actually fit in our suitcases but otherwise we would have come back with way more things !!! This is a small souvenir that has a lot of allure in our living rooms.
This desk and these shelves are a subtle mix of resins and ash accessorised by several elements: lamp, vase, mirror or small compartment made to organise things… Which gives off elegance and the functional side of objects. Thanks to The Frozen Fountain (our cherished boutique in Amsterdam) for all these superb discoveries.. and thanks to Roel Ruisman for this beautiful collection of furniture.
After 2 months of holidays, we are extremely happy to see you again.
Full of energy and ready to share with you our latest seasonal scouting! But the greatest novelty is our name:
ArtyMooi which symbolizes our artistic, fashionable, and avant gardist trends, also the mark of our dutch inspiration further expressed through “Mooi” which means “beautiful” in the Netherlands.
And yes, beauty and again more beauty just for all of you passionate fans of emerging trends.