Exhibition Disarming Design from Palestine – Thought provoking December gifts

Disarming Design from Palestine – thought provoking December gifts
On display from 4 December 2018 until 6 Januari 2019


Foto: Nieuwe Beelden Makers

In the month December the thought provoking products by ‘Disarming Design from Palestine’ will be exhibited and sold at Hôtel Droog.

 ‘Disarming Design from Palestine’ is an unusual design label with products from Palestine. The platform develops, presents and sells design pieces, designed by contemporary designers, artists and students in collaboration with local producers and artisans.

The label wants to spread alternative narratives about contemporary Palestine and reflect upon the function of creative practices in situations of conflict.
The products embody — often in a poetic and unusual way —the characteristics of Palestinian life today, and enable us to look at this reality from another angle.
The products are objects for everyday use. From silk scarves to T-shirts, from earrings to eye mask, but also honey, spices and olive soap.

All proceeds from the sales will go to the Palestinian design label and will be used for further development and production of new designs.

Saturday 8 December between 11 am-5pm Raed Hamouri from the design label will be present at Hôtel Droog. He will talk to visitors and customers about the label, the products and the context in which this label was founded.

For more information and more products: www.disarmingdesign.com
This exhibition has been generously supported by: Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK)

New Material Award 2018 exhibition @droog


foto: Nieuwe Beelden Makers

New Material Award 2018 exhibition @droog from 30 October-2 December 2018
 
More and more designers are thinking about the effect of their designs in the circular chain from raw material to raw material. The role of the designer and design research are crucial in this. They contribute to a better and more sustainable society. The fifteen design and research projects nominated for the New Material Award 2018 are uncomfortable, confrontational, optimistic and visionary.
 
Material innovation encompasses much more than just the development of completely new materials. Generally, it revolves around a revaluation of raw materials, techniques, or residual products that are currently overlooked by industry as unsuitable for the intended purposes. This is done by exploring – without prejudice – new possibilities through research. From a loaded substance like animal blood, to bamboo that has been used for centuries; and from hair that we leave behind at the hairdresser, to waste glass that, according to established industries, would be impossible to reuse.
 The fifteen nominated projects for the New Material Award 2018, including the winning projects ‘Algae Lab Luma’ and ‘Blood related’, are on display at Hôtel Droog from 30 October until 2 December 2018.
 
Museumnacht Amsterdam 2018
Hôtel Droog is one of the new locations for this years’ edition of the Museumnacht Amsterdam. On Saturday 3 November, winners Eric Klarenbeek & Maartje Dros (Algae Lab Luma) and Basse Stittgen (Blood related), are present at Hôtel Droog to explain and demonstrate their projects. Nominated Designer Alexander Marinus developed a special make-your-own workshop, based on his project into the material of jute.

New Material Award
The New Material Award stimulates the development of sustainable materials through projects that provide smart solutions to the issues surrounding raw materials, energy and reuse – both in design and production.
This 7thedition of the biennial New Material Award is organized by the DOEN Foundation, the Kwadraat Fund and Het Nieuwe Instituut

The fifteen nominated designers are:
Agne Kucerenkaite
Alexander Marinus
Daria Biryukova
Envisions
Inge Sluijs
Iris de Kievith & Annemarie Piscaer
Ekaterina Semenova
Overtreders W & bureau SLA
Sanne Visser
Shahar Livne
Studio Chris Kabel
Telesilla Bristogianni & Faidra Oikonomopoulou
Xandra van der Eijk

Or visit the website of the New Material Award.

On display: Sun+ by buro BELÉN

SUN+A range of sun protection products by buro BELÉN 
During summer 2018 at Hôtel Droog

During the summer we are pleased to show SUN+, a range of sun protection products (wearable and portable) by buro BELÉN in our window at Hôtel Droog!

SUN+ is a research project into sun protection by designers (and sun lovers) Brecht Duijf and Lenneke Langenhuijsen of the Amsterdam-based design studio buro BELÉN.

Overexposure to sunlight is harmful, but so is overprotecting. Sunscreen products come with serious disadvantages that outweigh their usefulness in the long run. The chemical ingredients used in the products damage the skin and pollute the environment. When UV light touches the skin, our body starts to produce vitamin D. Using sunscreen with high UPF factors stops this process, as too much UV light is blocked. The ideal factor is UPF 8 as it provides both protection and keeps the vitamin D production going.

Buro BELÉN’s research focused first and foremost on traditional, cultural and alternative means of sun protection like henna and ashes. But their research also focused on external layers covering the body and architectonic structures and elements that provide shelter from the sun.

The designers concluded that textile is a good material for sun protection. Every natural textile has its own sun protection factor, based on the fibers, weaving and color. For example, the silk used in the SUN+ veil has UPF8. By doing away with the environmental disadvantages and public health risk of mainstream sun protection, this collection offers textile-based alternatives.

At Hôtel Droog we present several products of the Sun+ collection of wearables and portables. Open daily from 09.00 – 19.00.
Sunbathe with a healthy conscience this summer!

Urban Green Instagram Contest / Feb 21 – March 9

Grab your camera and post your Instagram interpretation of what urban ‘green’ looks like according to you. You can win (1) a ticket for an exclusive Instagram Meet-Up organized by Senns_Less, and (2) a very delicious lunch platter for two (worth 33,- euro) at Hôtel Droog.

Three fun steps to win:

1. Be utmost creative with the theme of Urban Green
2. Post your Instagram photo with #droogurbangreencontest
3. Tag your Instagram photo with @droogdesign

Curious who will be the lucky shot? The award ceremony for the winner will be held during the public event ‘Urban Green, What Do You Mean?!’ on Thursday March 9, 2017, 8PM. 

Come ‘n play Social City in Hôtel Droog!

You are now invited to come and play the Social City quiz in Hôtel Droog.
Social City is a think tank based on your dreams and desires. Via the quiz you can share how you envision your ideal city life. For example, in what kind of house do you want to live? What would be the view from you Social City house? Do you want animals in your neighbourhood, which ones? What kind of mobility do you wish to use in Social City? What kind of technology do you aspire in Social City? If you answer these and other questions, you will get an avatar designed by Thonik. Together with people all over the world you build the virtual city!

Experts in architecture and city planning discuss your answers on the Social City platform. The objective is to find solutions and opportunities which match your ambitions, needs and dreams and which can be implemented in the existing daily environment. The ultimate goal is to upscale all results towards a larger infrastructure to arrive at a conceptual model for a (partly) self-organizing city.

You can play the quiz at home on the internet, but you are now also invited to play the quiz on the tablet in ROOMSERVICE, the elegant and airy café and tearoom of Hôtel Droog. Sit down at the beautiful Hardworking Desk, play the quiz and enjoy some of the finest homemade recipes or freshly made sandwiches. Our advice, don’t sweat too much!

See you at Hôtel Droog!

Where to play:
Hôtel Droog
Staalstraat 7a-7b
1011 JJ Amsterdam

When to play
Tue-Sun 11am – 6pm
Monday closed

Graduates of Sandberg Instituut’s Design Department present a collection of local and global stories during the summer program at Hôtel Droog

 

Join us for the Summer Program at Hôtel Droog as graduates of Sandberg Instituut’s Design Department present a collection of local and global stories told through film, image, sound, touch and taste. Embark on a journey of mass image culture through the experience of massage, learn about the status quo of Greek democracy with an improvised  souvlaki, watch the unfolding of a romance in Surinam, take a taxi ride to hear about Russia’s informal economies and envision with us the coming of a Dutch mountain.

This event is curated by Agata Jaworska. With special thanks to the A/V department at Sandberg Instituut for their support.

For more information on the Design Department at Sandberg Instituut please visit sandberg.nl/design

G-Star RAW for the Oceans at Hôtel Droog

Starting December 2nd, Hôtel Droog will showcase a selection of styles from the G-Star RAW for the Oceans collection in a temporary pop up store.

RAW for the Oceans is an initiative retrieving plastic from the ocean and innovating it into denim. G-Star RAW, Pharrell Williams’Bionic Yarn and Parley for the Oceans have joined forces to create collections that make a serious impact on the plastic pollution in our oceans. The initiative is culminated in G-Star collections, made from Bionic Yarn. The collaboration is in cooperation with The Vortex Project. More information at http://www.g-star.com/rawfortheoceans.

Work of Floris Kaayk exhibited at Hôtel Droog

 

Floris Kaayk, Volkskrant Art Prize Winner, in the Courtyard

In 2014 Floris Kaayk (1982) has won both De Volkskrant Art Jury Prize, as well as De Volkskrant Art Audience Award. This is quite unique and happens for the first time in the eight-year-old existence of the Art Prize. Kaayk is a filmmaker and animator, working with online media. To celebrate Kaayk’s prize winning streak, Droog proudly exhibits three of his renowned works in the Droog Courtyard: The Order Electrus (2005), Metalosis Maligna (2006), and Human Birdwings (2012).

From Thursday 22nd of May on view in the Droog Courtyard

www.hoteldroog.com/gallery

Win a stay at The One and Only Bedroom at Hôtel Droog

De Bijenkorf will host a special Droog pop up store in Amsterdam from April 14 till the end of June, carrying a range of products for living room, kitchen, bedroom and garden. Get ready to recreate the Hôtel Droog hospitality experience at home, and find new products like the Sticky Lamp White and Glass series AA exclusively at de Bijenkorf pop up store.

Winners stay at the One and Only Bedroom
Three lucky winners were chosen and now get to spend a night at the One and Only Bedroom at Hôtel Droog in the city center of Amsterdam.

The winners are….
Anysa Grammenoudis, Pauline Matsbergen and Imke Kempkes Congratulations!

Check out all the submissions below.
You can still visit our pop up store at de Bijenkorf till the end of June

 

 

 

A taste of the New Danish Cool at Hôtel Droog

From film and TV to food, fashion, design and architecture, Denmark is currently getting the world’s attention. TV show Borgen has millions of fans, Noma is on everyone’s restaurant wishlist and fashionistas love Henrik Vibskov. Everybody wants a taste of Denmark. Hôtel Droog offers its visitors exactly that from 27 November 2013 until 5 January 2014 with ‘The New Danish Cool’. Taste Danish liquorice dishes in ROOMSERVICE café and tearoom, see in the Gallery what acclaimed architecture studio Bjarke Ingels Group accomplished at the Superkilen Urban Park in Copenhagen, take your pick from the selection of Danish design items in the store or the Vibskov collection at Fashion at KABINET and join a talk on why Denmark is in the spotlight.   

‘The New Danish Cool’ kicks off with a talk on Denmark’s cultural rebirth on 27 November. Why are the Danes so successful? What is it that’s triggering this spotlight now? How does the Danish identity manifest itself? Host of VPRO television program Licht op het Noorden, Stine Jensen has conversations with fashion designer Henrik Vibskov (Copenhagen), Peter Sylvest Husted (Lakrids, Copenhagen) and Klaus Bondam (director of the Danish Cultural Institute, Brussels, former mayor of Copenhagen and actor in a.o. Festen).

ROOMSERVICE café and tearoom will feature delicious soups, juices, sandwiches and pastries prepared with Danish liquorice on the menu. On 28 November young chef Arvid Schmidt of restaurant Marius will prepare a 5-course Nordic dinner. Top chef Schilo van Coevorden of Tunes Restaurant (Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam) will create a special liquorice infusted menu for a very exclusive dinner.

The Droog Amsterdam Store offers a special selection of Danish design products during ‘The New Danish Cool’. Brands on sale include HAY, Kvadrat, Normann Copenhagen, Muuto, Stelton, Lakrids by Johan Bülow, Sort of Coal and Bodum. Fashion at KABINET, located in Hôtel Droog, lets you browse through some wonderful Vibskov pieces.

The Gallery exhibits photographs and videos of the Superkilen Urban Park that BIG architects developed in Copenhagen. Superkilen is home to more than 60 nationalities, and is considered to be one of the most ethnically diverse and socially challenged neighbourhoods in the Danish capital. The residents of the area were closely involved in designing the park to make the ethnic diversity remarkably visible.

For information and RSVP please visit the Events page on Hôtel Droog’s website or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Coming soon: The New Danish Cool at Hôtel Droog!


Are you a Borgen or Lars von Trier fan? Is Noma on the top of your restaurant wishlist? Do you love Henrik Vibskov’s clothes? Then you definitely like Denmark. From film to food, fashion, design and architecture, the country is getting the world’s attention. Hôtel Droog offers you a little taste of Denmark at the New Danish Cool. Taste Danish liquorice, see the latest in design and architecture or join a discussion on Denmarks cultural rebirth. More info coming your way soon.

Hôtel Droog presents during Inside Design

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