Design Guide to Amsterdam

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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.
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  Obligatory tourist shot. Gorgeous day in Amsterdam!

    Obligatory tourist shot. Gorgeous day in Amsterdam!

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  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)

    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 with Scholten & Baijings.

    Studio visit with Scholten & Baijings.

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  3D printed vases at Hôtel Droog.

    3D printed vases at Hôtel Droog.

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

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

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

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  The incredible 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.

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

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

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

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  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.

    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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