29 September 2007

Tropenmuseum commercial

Alexandre Lago√ęt and Rick Coolegem of Saatchi and Saatchi have made a campaign for the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam. The campaign highlights that there is a story to be told about every artifact in the museum. Printed ads and the website give a fortaste to a visit to the museum. Next year there will also be a storyteller in the streets of Amsterdam. The wonderful illustriations are by Chris Buzelli.

Chris Buzelli
Saatchi & Saatchi Amsterdam

21 September 2007

Gijs Bakker

I know Gijs Bakker as one of the founders of Droog Design. This strip chair was his very first product in 1974. Together with the Dutch laboratory TNO he developed a new revelutionary technique to bend laminated wood. Gijs Bakker has said it is essential for an artist to be able to take time to refine a product or process. It took a period of 1,5 year to take this chair into production. Fortunately, producer Castelijn gave Bakker all freedom he needed.

source: www.designmatcher.com

15 September 2007

Theatre posters

The Dutch Theatre Institute has recently announced its theatre poster awards. Below are my favourite nominees.

Levi van Veluw

Levi van Veluw is a very talented artist, who just graduated form the Artez Art School in Arnhem, The Netherlands. His work can be seen at the ArtOlive exhibition until tomorrow!

Levi van Veluw

06 September 2007


For me, the chair is the ultimate design object. There are so many different solutions to create a beautiful, functional chair. It is also exiting to see how during the last century new technologies were quickly implemented in new chairs.

Above some classics, by Poul Kjaerholm, Arne Jacobsen, Jasper Morrison and Charles & Ray Eames (clockwise from top left).