Join us on 28/9 for Dinner by Korean Guest Chef Young Keun

September 13th 2019

Join us for a special pop-up dinner by Korean guest chef Young Keun, 28 September 2019 from 18:30 in the [email protected] 

Young Keun (Greg Norrish) was born in Seoul and adopted to the US at a young age. He spent many years in California cooking and farming prior to moving to Seoul to learn more about his roots. During this time he developed his own style of Korean food. Currently, he is on a tour of pop-up and collaboration dinners in Europe and the US sharing these dishes.

In the spirit of Droog, this will be a social event with storytelling, sharing and conversations about identity and the experiences that make us who we are.

Get your tickets here for €38,50 (ex service fee). 


Five course menu:

Korean beef tartare, shallot, pear, quail yolk, truffle oil

Anchovy stock, pork, onion, burnt lemon

Sauteed greens, green onion pickle, seaweed, poached egg

Short rib, grits, shallot,

Rice wine, maple, walnuts, figs, vanilla


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.


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Staalstraat 7A/B

1011 JJ Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Open daily
9 am – 7 pm



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.


shop eat drink work sleep think

Staalstraat 7A/B

1011 JJ Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Open daily
9 am – 7 pm



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

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?

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:


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. 


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:
This exhibition has been generously supported by: Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK)


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
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.


New product: Glass lantern by Richard Hutten

October 19th 2018

glass lantern richard hutten

We are proud to announce a new product: the glass lantern by Richard Hutten. 
In the project The New Original (2013) Droog investigated the copy culture in Shenzen, China. Droog wanted to advocate copying as a source of creativity. One of the participants in this project was Dutch designer Richard Hutten. He copied the traditional Chinese lantern but he used glass instead of paper and he modernized the design by reshaping the lantern. The lantern is available now!

Download the press release here


Exhibition: Device People by chp…?

October 5th 2018

picture by Nieuwe Beelden Makers

Now on display: Device people
From 1 October – 28 October 2018 at Hôtel Droog

According to research, the average smartphone user checks their phone 221 times a day. The omnipresent screen culture is responsible for a social transformation. The chat app is what the cigarette was in the last century: a symbolic consumption good that makes a significant contribution to the running of the economy. Devices are taking over our lives, we are becoming device people but at what cost? 

chp…?, the jewelry brand run by Gijs Bakker invited five international designers to reflect upon this theme. The exhibition includes work by Bart Hess, Conversation Piece by Nicolas Cheng & Beatrice Brovia, Jing He, mischer’traxler studio and Patricia Domingues. 

In addition to ‘Device People’, Droog selected other works by BLESS, FormaFantasma,  Timothy Liu and Noud Sleumer to complement the exhibition. Device People was developed by chp…? in cooperation with Design Museum Den Bosch.

picture by Nieuwe Beelden Makers


Youngest generation of designers takes stage at Hôtel Droog

September 4th 2018



Hôtel Droog announces its forthcoming show following a memorable anniversary year. Eleven talented graduates from the Design Academy Eindhoven present their work in the lobby of the hotel. With a fresh cultural season, Hôtel Droog takes a look at the students’ final projects and the inspirations behind them. The show presents a selection of young graduated Master students, that received a degree in Social Design, Information Design and Contextual Design respectively. The show is free and open to the public from the 4th until the 30th of September. 

Responding to the fast emerging territory for design practice, the alumni redefine creativity across disciplines.

The mobile toilet Elisa Otañez designed is a perfect example. There is one public toilet for women for every ten urinals for men. To make a statement and present a solution for this problem at the same time, Otañez presents The Yellow Spot. Mobility is important in order to perform as a protest artefact and to be used to campaign, demanding toilets for women.

Thomas Stratmann addresses another current issue with his Arson Archive. It’s a collection of more than 400 arson attacks against refuge accommodations since East and West Germany’s reunion in 1990. In a refreshing and confronting way Stratmann shows us hatred and violence against refugees might be a bigger issue than we realize through anonymous numbers.

Anna Aagaard Jensen on the other hand is worried about how women can claim more space both literally and metaphorically speaking. Our contemporary Western society is represented through images – constantly exposing us to and imposing onto us standards and ideals. The chair Jensen designed encourages a more unconventional attitude in posture and body language. Through this act of sitting, women will feel empowered. For women only.

Other works in the exhibition are by Siri Bahlenberg, Ellie Birkhead, Minji Choi, Erika Emerén, Annika Felder, Robert Johnson, Camilo OliveIra, and Hala Tawil.