Dutch architecture & design..it’s all around AdamgoodStay.
Industrial Design Stores in the centre of Amsterdam:
Frozen Fountain great store just around the corner at the prinsengracht 645 (2 min).
Mooi huge store in the Jordaan, wonderful walk, Ann Frank house is along the way.
Droog (dry) staalstraat, inspiring area close to the red light district, city hall and flee market!
TIP: Designblog, from Rietveldacademie
Twisting: from ‘the Stijl’ to ‘the Amsterdam School’ by bicycle.‘Amsterdamse school’ bicycle tour. During a 3 hour bycicle tour two parallel architectural movements from the early twentieth – The Amsterdam School and De Stijl – are highlighted. note: We Love Our Bicycles!
Quote from the blog:
The ‘Amsterdamse School’ is a interesting architectural-style and is partly als known by it’s social-aware approach. The style belongs to a neo-style and contains architects such as: van der Mey, de Klerk (known by his work ‘the ship’], Kramer, and others. Dutch-deco… ‘Amsterdamse School’ does not only stand for architectural knowable realizations, but that there’s also a whole movement for furniture (tables, chairs, clocks, lamps, textile etc), and even the idea of a ‘typical type font’
Say; ‘discover Amsterdam….it’s deco (Amsterdamse School) is everywhere’.
Abercrombie & Fitch now in famous Metz & Co department store in Leidsestraat (next door) has a interesting link to Industrial design. One of the first designers at Metz was Paul Bromberg (1893-1949), he became famous as a author and promotor of Decorative Arts and Interior Design.
The distinctive cupola on the store’s roof – close by Adamgoodstay and one of its guests favorit to rest & enjoy the view over Amsterdam – was built in the 1930s and designed by Dutch artist Gerrit T. Rietveld. One of the principal members of the Dutch artistic movement called De Stijl, Rietveld is famous for his Red and Blue Chair and for the Rietveld Schroder House, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Metz and Co is founded in 1740 by Mozes Samuels who sold his company to his three sons in 1794. Metz & Co. has the right to display the Dutch royal coat of arms with the legend ‘By Royal Warrant Purveyor to the Royal Household’ since 1815. To celebrate its 150th anniversary in 1890 the store moved to a new location on the Leidsestraat, where the company is still located.
About dutch design:
Dutch Design is a term used to connote design in The Netherlands, particularly product design. More specifically, the term refers to the design esthetic common to designers in The Netherlands. Dutch Design can be characterized as minimalist, experimental, innovative, quirky, and humorous.
The emergence of an internationally recognized Dutch design scene has been fueled by a strong educational system for designers. The Design Academy in Eindhoven has produced many well-known designers and has been called “without question, currently the best design academy in the world.” Another well-known school is Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam.
A second contributing factor to the success of Dutch design is government support for new designers. Financial support from the Fonds BKVB (the Fund for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture), launched in 1988, has enabled design students to set themselves up as independent entepreneurs right after graduation. More Dutch Design info on Wikipedia.org
More info on Industrial Design:
Industrial design is the use of a combination of applied art and applied science to improve the aesthetics, ergonomics, and usability of a product, but it may also be used to improve the product’s marketability and production. The role of an industrial designer is to create and execute design solutions for problems of form, usability, physical ergonomics, marketing, brand development, and sales.
More Industrial Design info on Wikipedia.org
Here are just some examples, many more to come…see our blog for weekly update & new leads.