Netherlands

29
JAN
2013

Furniture made from reclaimed wood by Chris Ruhe

Very pleased to discover the work of Chris Ruhe, a Dutch designer who creates optically challenging furniture from reclaimed materials.  He trained as an artisan furniture maker in Amsterdam and started his own atelier in 2005.  In his Ladder-zat-cabinet pictured above, the... Read More →
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07
MAR
2012

Shipping crate furniture by Boudewijn van den Bosch

BEEmeubels (BEEdesign) is owned by Dutch designer Boudewijn van den Bosch who transforms materials with a previous ‘life’ into stunning furniture. He takes shipping crates used to export coloured glass from the USA to the Netherlands and makes them into unique tables... Read More →
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13
FEB
2012

Book store in a converted church

Books have often been considered sacred objects but with their possible extinction looming, a bookshop constructed inside a converted Dominican church does seem strangely appropriate.  Built in 2007, Merkz+Girod Architects won an architectural award for Boekhandel Selexyz... Read More →
10
JAN
2012

Upcycled leather furniture by Pepe Heykoop

The potential of upcycled leather, one of the most robust materials around, is too often overlooked. Pepe Heykoop is the Dutch designer behind the Skin Collection. In response to the fact that 25-30% of leather is wasted in the furniture industry, he covers old furniture in... Read More →
21
NOV
2011

Lamps made from upcycled books by Bom Design

Pegasus is one of many fantastic creations by Michael Bom, a Dutch artist who makes sculptures and lamps from books.  The page leaves are folded in a way that gives the lamps an appealing translucency and a wonderful feathered and organic appearance.  His design studio Bom Design... Read More →
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21
SEP
2011

Flying Carpet

The East Meets West sofa by Dutch artist Tonio de Roover is a sculptural piece of furniture with a simple concept and modern appeal.  It takes inspiration from One Thousand and One Nights, a collection of Middle Eastern and South Asian folk tales, known in English as... Read More →
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21
AUG
2011

Library Desk

A huge information desk made of books is the perfect focal point for TU Delft library which was redesigned by Fokkema and Partners in 2009 after burning down in a fire.  The cleverly assembled books, journals and magazines create a unique colourful and patterned structure which... Read More →
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16
MAY
2011

A wall of doors by Piet Hein Eek

Here, the concept of a feature wall is taken to a whole new level, with something that could be straight out of Alice and Wonderland.  The brains behind this installation of reclaimed doors is Piet Hein Eek who has years of experience making furniture out of scrap materials.  The... Read More →
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