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A Restless Real Estate Developer Builds His Ideal Live-Work Space
An Amsterdam real estate developer accustomed to flipping properties renovates—and promptly falls in love with—a live-work space to call his own.
June 1, 2016
The Brightly Colored World of Designers Scholten & Baijings
The reigning couple of color has made an indelibly saturated mark on the furniture scene of today. Here, a look at a new monograph on their work by Phaidon.
February 11, 2015
Minimal Home Recreates Nature in the Heart of Amsterdam
Amsterdam’s de Pijp neighborhood, which means “the pipe,” gets its name from the low, narrow homes that dot the area.
October 23, 2014
The Conservatorium, Amsterdam
The Conservatorium is among the newest in the European crop of design hotels. Architect Piero Lissoni has added his touch to what was originally a 19th-century bank by Dutch architect Daniel Knuttel.
August 16, 2012
New Dutch Design: Aldo Bakker
Familiar objects take surprising new forms in the hands of experimental designer Aldo Bakker.
May 5, 2012
The Wood Life
Wiet Hekking’s specialty shop in the heart of Amsterdam displays the best of bent-ply furniture, past and present.
December 28, 2011
Amsterdam Retail Therapy
On a drizzly afternoon in Holland's capital city, I took to the streets, armed with a map, a copy of a great little guide book, Amsterdam Made by Hand, and absolutely no problem getting lost along my…
June 27, 2011
The Frozen Fountain
Though some might say that you can’t buy good taste, Cok de Rooy has built a career out of doing just that.
October 19, 2009
The Trabecula Bench
Freedom of Creation—In recent decades, computer-aided design (CAD) has transcended the screen, thanks to the advent of automatic fabrication, a process wherein three-dimensional objects take…
March 31, 2009
Pieter Weijnen’s brand of maritime modernism brings a touch of magic to Amsterdam’s Steigereiland, where the architect built his family’s home.
February 10, 2009
Pure and Symbol
Steeped in the past but firmly grounded in the present, the designs of Satyendra Pakhalé merge futuristic shapes with centuries-old crafting techniques.
January 26, 2009
In the lofty Amsterdam apartment of Texas-born Hunter Hindman and Shelby Carr, mid-century modern mixes freely with contemporary Dutch design in a setting transposed from the 17th century.
January 22, 2009
“It’s a mess up here.” Marcel Wanders is talking about his brain, and the necessary disorder of an open mind in design. “Philosophy is not one truth, but thousands of truths.
January 19, 2009
At the Elm
When a couple in Amsterdam decided to upgrade their residence from a small houseboat to a larger one, they sought a design that would elevate the kitchen—literally.
January 2, 2009