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January 30, 2014
This week, we traveled to Amsterdam to check in with a few design voices from studios large and small. And while two days isn't nearly enough time to explore all that the Dutch design scene has to offer, we visited a great selection of shops, restaurants, and galleries for the interested traveler.
design guide to Amsterdam

Obligatory tourist shot. Gorgeous day in Amsterdam!

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wonderwood vintage furniture interior Amsterdam

Stopped by WonderWood in Amsterdam, a must-see for anyone interested in vintage modern bent plywood furniture. (Read more about it in our Prefab Perfected Dec/Jan 2012 issue)

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studio visit interior Amsterdam

Studio visit with Scholten & Baijings.

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3D vase design Amsterdam

3D printed vases at Hôtel Droog.

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studio art portrait Amsterdam

Each Christmas, Marcel Wanders's staff gives him a group studio portrait. A few years ago it was a set of matryoshka dolls!

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Andaz hotel interior Amsterdam

Not a bird, nor a plane, but a fanciful ceiling by Marcel Wanders for Amsterdam's new Andaz hotel.

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Mendo art book shop in Amsterdam

The incredible Mendo art book shop in Amsterdam.

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Next stop on our design tour of Amsterdam: a visit to The Frozen Fountain on Prinsengracht. Check out Piet Heen Eek's Mirror TL lamp plus Krenit bowls designed in 1953.

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bugaboo headquarters Amsterdam

Bugaboo headquarters in Amsterdam. Fun fact: the super-light, adaptive stroller prototype was invented by Bugaboo's founder for his thesis project at Eindhoven design school!

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Friday Next interior Amsterdam

Paid a call to Friday Next, a great design shop in Amsterdam. Spotted: Light Forest by Ontwerpduo.

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Next Friday shop exterior Amsterdam

Friday Next, contd. Great mix of established Dutch and Scandinavian designers plus newcomers like Lex Pott and Mae Engelgeer. Check it out at Overtoom 31.

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design guide to Amsterdam

Obligatory tourist shot. Gorgeous day in Amsterdam!

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