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  • Vitra Charles and Ray Eames geel

    Vitra, the Swiss company with mid century design furniture

    Vitra was founded as a family business in 1950 and has produced a tremendous amount of design furniture since it’s establishing. The Swiss company is now world-renowned, a feat that was not simply accomplished overnight. As such, the name will likely ring a bell or sound familiar to many people. Among the furniture produced by …

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  • Charles and Ray Eames

    Charles and Ray Eames; a golden pair

    Charles & Ray Eames. A golden pair but ofcourse two very special and talented persons separetely as well. They are inseparable but also have their own talents and story. Time to get to know them a bit better… Charles Eames Charles Eames was a American designer, architect and movie director. He was responsible for a …

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  • Harry Bertoia Knoll international

    Harry Bertoia, a born artist and later thriving modern furniture designer

    Harry Bertoia was born on 10 March 1915 in Italy. To be precise in San Lorenzo. Harry Bertoia was a born artist, sound artist and modern furniture designer. At the age of fifteen he was given the choice to stay in Italy or to go to Detroit in America. Harry Bertoia chose the last option. …

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  • vintage stofferen

    Kobe; a worldwide phenomenon in the field of fabrics

    The ones active in the design world have probably heard of the brand Kobe. Kobe Interior Design is a worldwide brand from Kobefab International. They sell an extensive collection of curtain and furniture fabrics.  This company finds it really important that all employees have a unique passion for fabrics and wallcovering.  The enterprise plays an …

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  • Arne Wahl Iversen

    Arne Wahl Iversen started his first ‘office’ when he was only 25 years old

    Arne Wahl Iversen was born on the 9th of November 1927 in Denmark. Arne Wahl Iversen had interest in furniture early on in his life. This was the reason he went to the technical school at a young age. From 1949 until 1951 Iversen went to the art Academy for furniture arts. He was tutored …

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  • Hollywood Regency interior, gold, velvet and glamour

    Settings to fall in love with. Do you want to know more about the products? Click on the photo to go to a product page. We sometimes make interiors with products because it can be difficult to see how a product interacts and feels in an interior. Hollywood Regency Just like written before in our …

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  • Kvadrat fabrics are inevitable

    Since its foundation in Denmark in 1968, Kvadrat has built a name with design textiles. The fabrics are used throughout the world by designers, architects and furniture manufacturers. Kvadrat is a strong brand, which is no longer inevitable in this industry. One can say that Kvadrat has the leading position in Europe’s textile market. Kvadrat’s products …

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  • What preceded modern contemporary design, the last avant-garde

    On Sunday, April the 16th 2017, I visited the Stedelijk Museum in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. The exhibition ‘The Last Avant-Garde Radical Design in Italy 1966-1988. Here the focus was on the period preceding the much discussed contemporary Modernist Design. Memphis exhibition in the historic building ‘Het Kruiswijk’ in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. The idea came from conservator Yvònne Joris, who …

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  • Angelo Mangiarotti never forgot the needs of the user

    Angelo Mangiarotti was an Italian architect. He was born in 1921 and passed away in 2012. In addition to architect, Angelo Mangiarotti was also an industrial designer. He was known for the fact that he never forgot the needs of the user. He always kept that in mind. To the delight of the users of …

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  • Bauhaus, the foundation of modern design

    Through the vast unity of modern design one can draw a straight line back to its origins. The birthplace of the inspiration on which almost every modern design is based. What is the Bauhaus and why was it so influential? The Bauhaus, began in 1919 when Walter Gropius(1883-1969) founded a school named the Staatliche Bauhaus Weimar …

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  • Finn Juhl, a real Danish design icon of the mid-century

    Finn Juhl has been a great treasure in Danish design. Maybe he is less familiar than some of his contemporaries but he has a lot of meaning. Finn Juhl is an icon we dare to say. Juhl did not want to study architecture at all. He preferred art history. Still, he first started working as …

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  • Hollywood regency interior

    Hollywood Regency style, a style to fall in love with

    The Hollywood Regency style is a style that we do not see in any household. Nevertheless, it is a style to fall in love with. The Hollywood Regency style brings glitter and glamour in a stylish way in your interior. Who would not want that? The style derives from the cinema world. Hence, of course, …

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  • Niels Otto Møller has designed multiple different chairs

    The Danish designer Niels Otto Møller has designed al lot of different chairs. He used papercord multiple times as a seat. Papercord is made of very thin but strong paper. This paper is turned into a 3 cord rope, that makes it one of the strongest materials for seats. However, this all happened later off …

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  • Gunni Omann worked mostly with teak and rosewood

    Gunni Omann designed for Jun’s Møbelfabrik A/S and is founded by Andreas Omann in 1933. The production of bedroom, dining room furniture and wall-systems was Gunni Omann’s main focus. The furniture mostly was designed together with his family, however the designs were from Gunni Omann. In 1979 the company was taken over by his son Bjarne Omann. …

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  • Arne Vodder designs are famous because of their fine and organic lines

    Arne Vodder was educated by Finn Juhl. Later, the two became business partners and good friends. Arne Vodder designed different budget houses. These houses and the way they were build seemed to be a big succes. Arne Vodder was awarded by the government because of his designs. In the 1950’s and 1960’s he won several …

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  • stuffed animals

    Stuffed animals in your interior is totally it these days

    Animals come back in our interiors in many different ways. Stuffed, in combination with glass bars, but also furniture names get inspired by animals. Why are we so fond of this trend of stuffed animals and where does it all come from? Let’s start with the stuffed animals. Stuffed animals and natural items are found …

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  • Geoffrey Harcourt: “First the person, then the chair”

    Geoffrey Harcourt was educated at the Royel College of Art in London. An Englishman that had earned his credentials already in the product design world. In 1962, he designed a series of furniture items for the Artifort in Schijndel, The Netherlands. A series of small desks and chairs. Harcourt is for Artifort the bridge to …

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  • A whole different world in Japan

    Whoever has been in this country will be able to relate here. Japan is on the other side of the world. Literally and figuratively. It’s a different world. In Japan, I’ve seen things I’ve never seen, I’ve gained inspiration and I’ve been able to see and discover many beautiful things. Of course, Japanese people have a completely …

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  • spindle chair

    Vintage spindle chair, an item you won’t regret!

    Spindle chairs, we’ve all seen this type of chair. If it’s not our own then it’s because someone we know has a vintage spindle chair in their possession. The wooden version of this chair is often seen in bars and restaurants. It’s a simple chair and very comfortable!   Yngve Ekström made a very famous spindle …

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  • female designers

    Female designers have earned their place in the spotlight too!

    When we talk about, inspiring and revolutionary designers we often talk about men. Charles Eames, Arne Jacobsen, Martin Visser and Le Corbusier are some names you’ll often hear. Yet it is not just the men who made it to the top in the design world. There are also lots of great female designers. They also deserve …

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  • Eclectic interior

    Eclectic, messy or stylish?

    The eclectic style is totally hot. It’s certainly not an easy genre to describe, because when the heck is it a mess and when does it fit together? Eclectic isn’t so simple. There are a few basic principles that you need to keep in mind to work with this style. Eclectic living merges stylistic elements …

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  • Rosewood palissander

    Rosewood, an endangered species of wood

    Rosewood is a hard wood species. Because there are a lot of different applications with the wood it is very popular. However, the species is threatened to become extinct and is therefore not so easy to obtain. A downer for many guitar makers and carpenters at this time… Initially Rosewood came from South America, the …

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  • Hans Wegner: designed more than five hundred chairs

    Hans Wegner was a Danish furniture designer. Many consider him as one of the most inventive furniture designers of all time. Mainly because of Hans Wegners’ work, Danish design was recognised all over the world. He was a source of inspiration for many… All began in Copenhagen, where Hans Wegner followed a course in making …

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  • Herman Miller

    Female designers deserve the same place, part 2

    Female designers: When we talk about famous, inspiring and revolutionary designers, we often talk about the men. Charles Eames, Arne Jacobsen, Martin Visser and Le Corbusier are some names that you will often hear. Yet, it is not only the men who made it. There are also a lot of amazing female designers. They also …

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  • Pastoe designer furniture: years of success

    In the year 1913 Frits Loeb started the factory Utrechtse Machinale Stoel- en Meubelfabriek (UMS), in Utrecht. A fact that many of us may know because Pastoe is still there. But no longer at the original location where it all began. In 1913 Frits Loeb established his furniture factory. In those days the name was still …

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