Amsterdam articles

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Vescom introduces a diverse collection of curtain fabrics to the US market

Amsterdam – This month, Dutch interior textiles brand Vescom will introduce its wide-ranging curtain fabrics to the US contract market.

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This residential building inspired by Dutch pirates shows where Amsterdam’s headed

Amsterdam – Designed and developed by GG-loop, the Freebooter apartments show a different kind of living as more people move from the city’s cramped centre.

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S-p-a-c-e Projects thinks (coral) pink for Fabienne Chapot’s Haarlem store

Haarlem, Netherlands – The studio’s store concept for the Amsterdam-based retailer uses the colour and curved forms to express the brand’s femininity. 

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Your future remote workplace is half VR, half carefully positioned real-life objects

Amsterdam – At this year’s Frame Lab, Paula Strunden presented her virtual proposal of a home, featuring real-life components. Can this be adapted to the remote workplace?

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Things I’ve learned as a witness to the changing Chinese market

Amsterdam – Shanghai-based designer Li Xiang remembers a time when offline retailers would skimp on design budgets. How did that change so much in barely five years?

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Who needs Tinder when you’ve got the northern lights on the floor to help you?

Amsterdam – NorthernLight debuted its newest installation, Let’s Get Physical, at this year’s Frame Lab. The playful interactions led to business – and many personal – …

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Overheard at the Frame Awards: from form-follows-funding to paradise

Amsterdam – After the live-judging sessions, jury members retreated to private voting sessions to pick the winners of the Frame Awards. What was said behind closed doors?

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Hey, millennials: You’ll need a co-working space in your 70s, and here’s a sneak peek

Amsterdam – Studio Lonk presented an intriguing co-working space for senior citizens, meant for the generation currently four decades too young to use it.

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In the hotel business, what makes for a good client-designer relationship?

Amsterdam – To hotelier Liran Wizman and architect Piero Lissoni, tension is a good thing, while business-as-usual is bad. Here are the key takeaways from their Frame Lab talk.

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Take it from the Campana Brothers: this is how you design with a legacy in mind

Amsterdam – At the 2019 Frame Lab, Brazilian designer Humberto Campana explained how his work is a Trojan horse that uplifts and empowers impoverished communities. 

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The Governmental Interior of Year was awarded to the most public place in Amsterdam: the metro

Amsterdam – Group A’s technical renovation of 16 stations on the city’s Oostlijn lent itself to surprisingly aesthetic results and was a clear winner at the Frame Awards.

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Can architecture console mourners as they experience the pain that accompanies grief?

Aalst, Belgium – With two new projects, one a conceptual proposal and another a crematorium in Belgium, HofmanDujardin and Kaan Architecten give grief a home.