Archive for September, 2013

The sweater collection of Loes Veenstra

Posted:  September 30th 2013

Since 1955, Loes Veenstra has knitted over 500 sweaters that she stored in cardboard boxes in her home at 2e Carnissestraat in Rotterdam. The sweaters have never been worn.
Museum Rotterdam discovered the collection, and with Wandschappen invited designer Christien Meindertsma to develop a book, Het Verzameld breiwerk van Loes Veenstra uit de 2e Carnissestraat.
Droog is pleased to present the book along with a selection of sweaters from September 27th until October 31st. The sweaters and the book will be available for purchase.

SWEATER AUCTION
On October 31st, ROOMSERVICE cafe and tearoom at Hôtel Droog will auction a number of unique sweaters over a lively dinner event. A chance to bid on your favourite sweater from by Loes and to welcome the winter in glorious colours.

Credits
Het Verzameld breiwerk van Loes Veenstra uit de 2e Carnissestraat
design: Christien Meindertsma
photography: Mathijs Labadie, Roel van Tour,
Christien Meindertsma
commissioner: Wandschappen, Museum Rotterdam
publisher: Stichting Kunstimplantaat

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Droog store soon to open in Hong Kong

Posted:  September 25th 2013

Soft opening of Droog Hong Kong in November 2013 – Official opening on the 10th of December! http://www.droog.com.hk/

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Hôtel Droog presents during Inside Design

Posted:  September 23rd 2013

September 27th – 29th

DROOG GALLERY
MERCI pop up store

September 20th – October 6th
Merci, the Paris design concept store, will pop-up at Hôtel Droog with a snapshot of the Merci experience. The authors of the book Brushes, Daniel Rozensztroch and Shiri Slavin, and Merci art director and home stylist, will show their collection of brushes for the first time in Amsterdam, after Paris, Montreal and Tokyo. The collection reveals the know-how that ties different countries together, along with the immense creativity of those who conceived and fabricated them: the workers, artisans, inventors and designers. Brushes relate a history of social roles and the evolution of our way of life in terms of beauty, hygiene and well-being.

Brushes by Lina-Marie Köppen (Studio Droog)
Lina-Marie Köppen graduated from the Social Design Masters program of the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2012 with a collection of products based on brushes. Droog challenged her to take this project to a next level. She will show a small collection of sideboards

ROOMSERVICE
RIJKSSTUDIO LECTURE by Rachel Harding (Studio Droog)
Friday, September 27th
5 – 6pm, followed by drinks till 8pm.
Rachel Harding will talk about our recent project commissioned by Rijksmuseum. Studio Droog created designs based on Rijksstudio, a collection of over 125,000 digitized images of the rich collection of the Rijksmuseum. Century old works reinterpreted in contemporary shapes, techniques and materials. Please visit the website and get inspired
www.rijksmuseum.nl/rijksstudio

BUURTTAFEL by Beeldenbouwers
Hotel Droog will feature BUURTAFEL by Beeldenbouwers, a table made of waste wood covered with chalkboard paint so you can write your table top conversations and thoughts right on the table.
www.beeldenbouwers.nl

KABINET
Fashion store Kabinet will feature the Paper Vase Cover of designer Pepe Heykoop and the The P…… Collection ’13 of Dutch Fashion designer, Wenda Harmsen. The Paper Vase Cover is a skin to cover any empty bottle and to turn it into a vase. It is adjustable in size by rolling up the paper and the triangular structure allows the paper to set around the bottle so it can be easily shaped to taste.  With het The P…… Collection ’13, Wenda Hermse wanted to explore the world of a painter. She translated the contrast of the strict field of a canvas and the freedom of a painter’s brush into a collection with conservative elements.
www.pepeheykoop.nl/
www.wendaharmsen.nl/

WELTEVREE
Weltevree will introduce their new range of outdoor products for the first time. In addition, Tatjana Quax of Studio Attenzione will do a daily reading with behind-the-scene insights of her inspiring blog. www.studioaandacht.nl/
Readings Tatjana Quax:
Friday, September 27th 4 – 5pm
Saturday, September 28th  3 – 4pm
Sunday, September 29th 3 – 4pm

About Inside Design Amsterdam
www.elle.nl/insidedesign

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