14 / 17 September 2006
Following in the footsteps of Tokyo, Milan and London, Amsterdam now also has a design route.
ELLE Wonen selected more than 80 exceptional addresses: shops, hotels, restaurants, but also
galleries and museums are taking part in this celebration of contemporary design that is to be
hosted in the centre of Amsterdam from the 14th up to and including the 17th of September 2006.
The central location is the ELLE Wonen Mansion, Herengracht 498, a property with spacious rooms – which include a reception room, ladies’ salon, gentlemen’s parlour and orangery – that will bubble with creativity for four whole days. Work by up and coming talent clusters around designers who have arrived, interior advice is on hand and visitors can taste, listen and a raise a glass. Various designs are for sale in the design shop.
The ELLE Wonen Mansion will show Hollandsche Waaren, Jan Jannes Dijkstra, Marlies Spaan,
Meesters & Van der Park, Natwerk, Studio Ditte, Studio Job, Studio JSPR and Studio Frederik
Roijé. Visitors can also sign up for a design lunch by Marije Vogelzang and receive interior advice from professionals.
Nespresso will launch a primeur in the Netherlands: the exclusive exhibition of the winning designs from the international Nespresso design contest: Coffee Unplugged.
Young designers from cutting edge design schools throughout Europe were challenged to develop machines and accessories that suit the nomadic lifestyle for now and the future. The jury included Alberto Alessi, Giulio Cappellini and Ineke Hans.
Rabobank Private Banking offers young, fresh graduates from the Design Academy Eindhoven
Wieteke Brocken, Lotte van Laatum and Vera Winthagen the opportunity to show off their
talents in the decoration of the style room. A round table forms the central point, which stands for
consultation and cooperation. Modern chairs with a wink at the nineteenth century, design vases
and living room cushions are the eye catchers.
The Design Route includes the new collection of interior accessories by Marcel Wanders for
Moooi, an installation by Scholten & Baijings at Galerie Binnen and the Bijenkorf, the Clay furniture by Maarten Baas at The Frozen Fountain, the interior of the De Bakkerswinkel designed by Piet Hein Eek, Edward van Vliet’s collection that can be seen in Hotel Arena and the NL Hotel that he furnished, the designs from Vlaemsch at Art Olive, work by Kiki van Eijk and Joost van Bleiswijk that can be seen at Studio Apart and in the ELLE Wonen Mansion, Frederik van Heereveld’s foam furniture for Feek that you can see at Fifteen or
the designs by Louise Campbell for HAY at Wonen 2000.
|Droog Design, Patrick Jouin|
|The Frozen Fountain|
|The Frozen Fountain, Maarten Baas|
|De Bijenkorf, Scholten & Baijings|
|Kitsch Kitchen, Studio JSPR|
|Studio Apart, WATdesign|
|Studio Apart, Kiki van Eijk, Joost van Bleiswijk, Frederik Roijé|
|Nolita, Tom Dixon|
|Restaurant Herrie, Wieki Somers|
|NL-Hotel, Edward van Vliet|