aiki wants to make good products for a good price using good materials. we produce our furniture with love and within the soul of the designer. each product is the result of refined craftsmanship and infinite...
In 2001 three designers , Peter van der Jagt, ErikJan Kwakkel and Arnout Visser designed a system to tile three dimensionally. Originally as part of the Droog Design Collection, the products are now available to anyone.
DTILE and its products stem in a design philosophy. “We, as designers, love tiles. And therefore we love the grid created by tiles. We love tiles so much that we do not want to interrupt that grid for any reason.”
“We love tiles so much that we want to tile the world. Not just bathrooms and kitchens. But also the facade of a building, a parking garage, a football pitch, an operating room, a market-hall or a living room. Or all the other things we haven't even thought of.
DTILE. We tile the world.”
Idea Books is an international wholesaler and distributor of high quality books and catalogues on contemporary architecture, art, photography, design, fashion, and film.
The MER. foundation was founded to examine the possibilities and position of the book medium as a place to exhibit art. The art book, since its beginnings, has traditionally been developed as a catalogue or an aide-mémoire, and seldom has been considered as a space to exhibit living art. However, artists from Dada to the appearance of the artist’s book have always thought of books as exhibiting spaces. MER. will be involved with providing this kind of activity through an institutional platform. MER. calls itself a Paper Kunsthalle, and plans to initiate, develop and support art exhibiting within the book medium.
Roma Publications is an independent art publisher, founded by artist Mark Manders and graphic designer Roger Willems. It is used as a platform to produce autonomous publications in close collaboration with a growing number of artists, institutions, writers and designers. Related to the content, every issue has its own rule of appearance and distribution, varying from house to house papers to exclusive books. Until now the publications have editions between 2 and 150 000.
Weltevree is a Dutch product label. Weltevree develops and produces authentic products for the living environment. Appliances that satisfy our primary desires: distinctive, original and of excellent quality. Weltevree was born out of the need to make these products accessible to all.
Designers Floris Schoonderbeek and Dick van Hoff have combined their experience to make innovative designs accessible. Weltevree’s first product is the Stonestove by Dick van Hoff, a classic from 1999 that had never before been produced for the consumer market.
Droog started in 1993 as a statement on design, a no-nonsense, down to earth design mentality. Our unique way of thinking has defined us as a conceptual design company over the last 16 years, and has played a role in defining Dutch design internationally. Droog values what it means to be human, including subjectivity, notions of beauty and meaning, and desire for high quality experiences at the core of what we do. Droog stands for a luxury of content and experience that change perspective on daily life—whether it is authenticity, humour, slowness, engagement, or nature, the abundance of what is scarce is true luxury.
Co-founded and directed by art historian and critic, Renny Ramakers, Droog has worked with renowned designers such as Jurgen Bey, Tejo Remy, Marcel Wanders, Martí Guixé, NEXT architects, Arnout Visser, Tjep, Joris Laarman and Richard Hutten, producing products, projects, exhibitions and events that have been extensively published and collected by museums all over the world. Amsterdam is home to our flagship store and office, where we operate the Creative agency, the Lab and the Factory & outlet. We also have a store in New York and in Tokyo, and distribution throughout the world.
NgispeN is the new product label of Gispen: a design collection especially targeting the domestic market. On October 16, 2008 the takeover agreement between Gispen Lensvelt Group BV and Richard Hutten Collection was signed by Richard Hutten and Peter Veer, CEO of Gispen Lensvelt Group BV. The Richard Hutten Collection will become an essential part of the NgispeN label. Richard Hutten will become the most important designer for NgispeN and Gispen. Hutten, internationally probably regarded as the most famous Dutch designer and undoubtedly one of the least conventional, will also be acting as creative Director for the new NgispeN label.
For more than 40 years Belgian manufacturer Bulo has been active in the design oriented office furniture market.
By instituting a dynamic policy of innovation that stipulates working with external designers to come up with surprising and effective solutions, Bulo guarantees a multitude of different approaches that transcend the merely functional aspect of office furniture.
The Carte Blanche collection is Bulo’s external think tank in which architects and designers from all kinds of disciplines are afforded the opportunity to render their personal perspective on the workspace. Annabelle d'Huart (Studiolo), bOb Van Reeth (r-bOrn,), Ann Demeulemeester (Table Blanche), Jean Nouvel (Quasi Normal), Maarten Van Severen (Schraag), Evelyne Merkx (Spine), Dirk Bikkembergs (Mat) en Danny Venlet (Easy Rider) have been given the chance to create furniture.
Chi ha paura...?
CHP is a jewellery production brand, with its name coming from Chi ha paura...?, the Italian translation for “Who is afraid of...?”
Two important aims of CHP are to intrude in the international world of design and to show that a good piece of jewellery is more than a decorative accessory. In other words, to design a piece of conceptual jewellery, in which the choice of material and technology is less important than the concept, the idea.
Asking well-established designers to invigorate the tradition of jewellery, giving particular attention to concept, play, new techniques and materials, concentrating more on the preciousness of the idea rather than on the intrinsic value of the object.
The CHP...? collection today comprises more than 40 unique jewellery pieces by 30 designers, namely Marc Newson, Marcel Wanders, Gijs Bakker, Ted Noten, Studio Job, Ineke Hans and Frank Tjepkema, amongst others.
The CHP...? foundation was established in 1996 by Italian gallery owner Marijke Vallanzasca, Padova, Italy and Gijs Bakker, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Run by Stéphane Arriubergé and Massimiliano Iorio, Domestic introduces collections of objects designed by designers, graphic artists and artists gathered around innovating and new concepts and themes. All these objects have the particularity of offering an area where the end user can intervene and be free in the creation process.
Already in 2003, Domestic launched its first Wall Drawings collection and with it, invented what is now called «wall stickers», a new standard in the world of design and interior decoration. A genuine alternative to wallpaper, Wall Drawings literally hands over to the end user who, invited to convert his interior into an area for expression, becomes the originator of his own decor.
Magis is the brand that has given a novel twist to domestic design, building its identity on incorporating leading edge technology into mass production.
Founded in 1976 in the bustling north eastern corner of Italy by a newcomer to the furniture business, Eugenio Perazza, Magis is today a giant international design laboratory that constantly puts itself to the test, seeking technological sophistication and employing a highly diversified workforce.
Magis seizes the day. It embraces the creativity of leading global designers (Richard Sapper, Jasper Morrison, Stefano Giovannoni, Marc Newson, Konstantin Grcic, Ron Arad, the Bouroullecs, Robin Day, Pierre Paulin, Jerszy Seymour, Naoto Fukasawa, Thomas Heatherwick and many others) and channels it towards objects perched on the cutting edge.
Koninklijke van Kempen & Begeer was founded in 1789, and has always concentrated on developing products that offered solutions for modern man and his times. The period we live in is marked by a fast-changing way of life, constantly shifting consumer patterns and very varied life styles.
Preparing food and enjoying a balanced meal has become more important than ever.