8 Nov: Vegan Sushi Dinner

October 22nd 2019

 

Join us Friday November 8th for an intimate pop-up dinner in a very special location: the One and Only Bedroom @droog.

Japanese chef Asako offers an audacious and splendorous plant-based sushi experience, which closely follows the Japanese culinary tradition. Asako was brought up in Tokyo. Once in Amsterdam, she decided to shed a different light on the Dutch vegan food market. The result is an artisanal plant-based cuisine project that offers an exciting and sustainable alternative to sushi as we know it.

 

Price: €45,- (ex. service fee)


Book your tickets here!

 

17:30 welcome drink in the cafe @droog
18:00 dinner @ the one and only bedroom
19:30 coffee / tea and dessert in the cafe @droog

The package includes a welcome drink and Japanese green tea, all other drinks are excluded.

 

plant-based dinner menu

appetizers
miso soup
simmered dried vegetables
lightly fried and marinated eggplant and tofu
home-made pickled radish

sushi
fake white fish (tiger eggplant)
fake tuna (red pepper, wasabi)
fake marinated tuna
fake scallop (braised eryingii)
fake mince tuna (tomato, avocado, yuzu)
geometric sushi roll
fake eel (eggplant, sansho)

dessert
matcha caramel
served with Japanese green tea

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Workspaces for rent

October 17th 2019

[email protected]

When you’re looking for a workspace in Amsterdam there are numerous options, but here at [email protected] you can build your entrepreneurial dream.

Get together for meetings in the cafe or the meetingrooms, take a break in the fairy tale garden, get inspired by the exhibits and events. @droog has been the destination for creative minds for years. With [email protected] we want to connect ambition and creativity. The 17th century building @droog is situated in has an inspiring history: Rembrandt painted his “Staalmeesters” here, in the monumental part of the building. The first Chemestry Nobel prize winner did his groundbreaking research here and now it’s filled with contemporary design.

The open, light [email protected] spaces overlook the lively Staalstraat and the quiet courtyard. We offer 40 flexworkspaces and two private offices (up to max. 7 people).

For more info or would you like to [email protected] yourself, send an email to [email protected]

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Opening hours holidays

October 17th 2019

We are open daily from 9am till 7pm, but for the holidays we have alternate opening hours:

December 24th – open till 5pm (kitchen closes at 4pm).

December 25th – closed

December 26th – closed

December 31st – open till 5pm (kitchen closes at 4pm).

January 1st – closed

View our cafe menu here.

Visit our online shop here.

 

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On view: Space is the Place

October 7th 2019

Space is the Place

Het is de vraag of de mens het gaat overleven in de voortdurende strijd tussen de technologische toekomst en ons gewone mensenleven. Elon Musk bouwt een Starhopper voor 100 mensen die 1000 keer per jaar naar Mars zal vliegen. Een speculatief project dat onze dromen zal waarmaken. Want wie wil er nou niet naar Mars? Ondertussen wennen wij vast aan het idee de planeet te verlaten door steeds meer in de virtualiteit te leven. Ons lichaam past zich aan door het gebruik van de smartphone en infobesitas is geen ziekte meer, maar een standaard levensvorm. We leven als systeemwezens, we worden robots zonder dat we het in de gaten hebben. Menselijke condities veranderen, de evolutie gaat door. 

Space is the Place is een installatie van Geoffrey Lillemon en Mieke Gerritzen.
Tentoonstelling: @Droog, Staalstraat 7 in Amsterdam.
Van 9 Oktober tot 30 November. Opening 9 Oktober 17 - 19.00 uur.
Openingstijden: dagelijks van 9.00 tot 19.00 uur.

Geoffrey Lillemon (1981, USA/NL) combineert een absurdistische visuele stijl met nieuwe technologie. Als toonaangevende kunstenaar in digitale media, plaatst Lillemon de wisselwerking tussen de digitale en fysieke wereld op de voorgrond. Lillemon was de Invite d’Honneur in Centre Pompidou, werd in Boijmans van Beuningen geïntroduceerd met zijn werk “Like to Death” en was een centrale figuur/kunstenaar voor de Adidas Global “Collider” Campagne. Lillemon heeft onder andere gewerkt met Bernhard Willhelm, MGMT, Widen & Kennedy, Iris Van Herpen en Beyoncé.

 

Mieke Gerritzen (1962, NL) is ontwerper/kunstenaar en voormalig directeur van MOTI, Museum of the Image. Als curator/kunstenaar initieert en realiseert ze artistieke producties en publicaties. In haar werk reageert ze op ontwikkelingen in technologie. Met een kritische blik kijkt ze naar de effecten van digitale media met bijbehorende economische strategieën. Haar werk is opgenomen in de collecties van de San Fransisco MOMA en Cooper Hewitt Design Museum in New York. Gerritzen heeft 10 publicaties op haar naam staan en richtte in 2016 The Image Society op. Ze werkt regelmatig samen met Geert Lovink (Institute of Network Cultures) en Koert van Mensvoort (Next Nature).  

 

Gerritzen maakt momenteel op uitnodiging van Renny Ramakers een programma voor Stichting Droog Design. Space is the Place maakt daar onderdeel van uit.

Space is the Place is mede mogelijk gemaakt door Stichting Droog Design en het Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst. 

 

https://imagesociety.nl/projects/space-is-the-place

Informatie: [email protected]

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Coming soon: Expo by Mieke Gerritzen

July 25th 2019

Till the end of september our gallery is filled with some of the most iconic droog items. After that Mieke Gerritzen will come back with a whole new expo. Curious? Keep an eye on our site, or follow us on our socials: instagram, facebook and twitter.

COME AND VISIT US

shop eat drink work sleep think

@DROOG
Staalstraat 7A/B

1011 JJ Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Open daily
9 am – 7 pm

 

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Now in our gallery: the droog collection

July 25th 2019

Our gallery is filled with some of the most iconic droog items. Come see the knotted chair, walk around the milk bottle lamp and experience the come a little closer (bench). The exposition is open till the end of september, then Mieke Gerritzen will come back with a whole new expo.

COME AND VISIT US

shop eat drink work sleep think

@DROOG
Staalstraat 7A/B

1011 JJ Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Open daily
9 am – 7 pm

 

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Amsterdam Design Debat: 28 mei @droog

May 14th 2019

Info Amsterdam Design Debat
Dinsdag 28 Mei | 17.00 uur | inloop 16.30 uur
Adres: @Droog, Staalstraat 7 Amsterdam
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2JhNtas

Waarom een debat over design?
Het label design wordt letterlijk overal opgeplakt. Het vakgebied waait alle kanten uit en beweegt misschien wel weg van de kunst. Wat is er aan de hand en waarom is design zo populair?

Deelnemers:
Jasper van Kuijk (cabaretier en columnist), Yuri Veerman (ontwerper en performer), Anja Groten (ontwerper Hackers en Designers), Caroline Nevejan (wetenschapper, Chief Science Officer Amsterdam), Nikki Gonnissen (directeur Thonik/president AGI), Jurgen Bey (directeur Sandberg Instituut), Richard van der Laken (ontwerper, directeur What Design Can Do), Hans Gubbels (directeur Cube Design Museum), Ruben Pater (designer), Mark van Iterson (Heineken Design), Tessa de Boer (Maison the Faux), Angelique Spaninks (MU), Marleen Stikker (Waag Society), Roosje Klap (designer), Geke van Dijk (STBY), Guus Beumer (Het Nieuwe Instituut), Ben Schouten (HvA), Dirk van Weelden (schrijver) e.a.

Moderator: Dagan Cohen (Social Inc, What Design Can Do Challenge)

Het debat wordt georganiseerd door Mieke Gerritzen. Zij is momenteel curator op uitnodiging van Droog in het kader van het ‘innovative laboratory’ programma. Meer informatie: [email protected]

 

Amsterdam Design Debat dinsdag 28 Mei | 17.00 uur | inloop 16.30 uur Tickets: http://bit.ly/2JhNtas

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Book presentation: “Renny Ramakers Rethinking Design”

April 3rd 2019

By the end of April, the new book by Aaron Betsky “Renny Ramakers Rethinking Design” will be presented. As one of the first and few women in design, Droog’s co-founder Renny Ramakers established herself and her brand in the scene and gained international reputation. As a writer, curator, and thinker, she has worked to redefine our human-made world for more than a quarter century. She has championed the notion of furniture and industrial design as a way to re-imagine today’s world, re-thinking design as a project of reuse and critical action that can effect a better future.

In 1993 Renny Ramakers and Gijs Bakker started Droog as an anti-statement; a no-nonsense, down to earth design mentality that opposed the high style and form-based world of design. 

In all her projects Ramakers focuses on creating interaction with the public, new collaborations, tools and systems. She is challenged by highly innovative art and design projects that are embedded in the social context but that always have a twist. 

Shop the book in our store or online. 

Book presentation
Join us for a festive evening with an open table discussion hosted by Wim Pijbes. In conversation with Aaron Betsky, Irma Boom, Renny Ramakers and others, the evening is dedicated to their ideas on design and the future of Droog.

Program 23 April 2019
@Droog, Staalstraat 7, Amsterdam
Walk-in: 18:00 – 18:30
Open table discussion: 18:30 – 19:15
Bites & drinks: 19:15 – 21:00. 

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Exhibition Disarming Design from Palestine – Thought provoking December gifts

November 29th 2018

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)

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New Material Award 2018 exhibition @droog

October 24th 2018


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.

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