OBJECT is a pop-up design exhibition that displays a range of design labels, limited editions, and one-of-a-kind pieces from both established and up-and-coming designers. Spanning a variety of design disciplines and materials, OBJECT Rotterdam (February 10 – 12 2023) showcases the convergence of design, craft, fashion, architecture, and art. This must-visit destination for interior designers, art professionals, and here we’re amping up to discuss the must-see suppliers in this year’s edition. If you love interior design, make sure to subscribe to our newsletter.
Annebet Phillips' furniture designs are characterised by their striking shapes, surprising elements, and bold graphic style. She infuses her work with bright colours and high-contrast black and white, adding clear lines and defined hand-drawn strokes for a whimsical, almost cartoon-like touch. Her designs are lively, with a hint of humour and bring a touch of extra to the ordinary. Her work has been used by Barack Obama and has been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Elle Decoration, Marie Claire Maison, VOGUE Living, and Architectural Digest.
Thier & van Daalen
Iris van Daalen and Ruben Thier are designers who are inspired by reflections of light, colour transitions, and materials. Their studio aims to maximise the potential of materials and set up a circular system for their use. They create lighting, furniture, jewellery, and home accessories, and also design sustainable interiors for companies and homes. Their designs are a combination of aesthetics, intuition, and material knowledge, using techniques such as digital modelling, fabrication, and traditional crafts. They have gained extensive material knowledge over the years and always strive to discover more, guided by their motto "Don't take the world for granted." They graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2010 and established their studio in Eindhoven, Netherlands in 2011.
Atelier Van de Ven
Atelier Van de Ven, located in Rotterdam Kralingen, produces one-of-a-kind handmade ceramics and porcelain pieces. Led by Dutch designer Jessica van de Ven, the atelier serves as a ceramic laboratory where experimentation is emphasised. The studio primarily uses porcelain and stoneware to create both functional objects and artistic sculptural works, influenced by Japanese and Northern European aesthetics.
With a focus on small-batch, high-quality artisanal ceramics, Atelier van de Ven offers minimalist and functional pieces, as well as artistic and sculptural works. Whether you're looking for a cup, vase, set of plates, or simply a beautiful sculpture, there's something for everyone.
KOKKE House is a recently established family business with a rich background in furniture, design, and art. Their goal is to create functional, practical, and attractive interior spaces through a mix of timeless objects, art works, and iconic design pieces. They believe in a diverse, versatile, and flexible interior, and that the combination of unique items can bring harmony and balance to any living space.
Studiokloumi collections are fueled by a love of small details. They draw inspiration from rare minerals, textures created by manufacturing processes, and even accidental markings made by craftsmen during creation. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and crafted by hand. Their range expands into sculpture, prints, tables and more.
Studio MAE ENGELGEER
From her high school years through her studies at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute and Sandberg Instituut, textile design has always been at the core of Dutch designer Mae Engelgeer's work. Since establishing her own studio in 2013, she has fostered her interest in the craft by experimenting within the constraints of textile production and bringing traditional methods up to date.The artwork of Mae Engelgeer features subdued colour schemes, patterns, and linear elements. In one word? Harmonious.
EE Exclusives is a company that specialises in the development of premium, high-end jacquard woven fabrics for unique wall-coverings, fashion, interiors, and independent art projects. It is also considered a pioneer in 3D weaving, with the ability to create woven end products directly on the loom.
In addition to being a textile laboratory, EE Exclusives operates as a production factory, focused on project-based quantities. The company was the first Dutch textile company to receive the OEKO-TEX STeP-Certificate for sustainability in textile production and is proud to be designated as a Purveyor to the Dutch court.
Dutch painter and sculptor Klaas Gubbels (born 1934) has a particular fondness for teapots and tables. His works are playful, naïf and tender, a perfect addition to any interior design.
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