Rotterdam articles

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Openings: Kenzo in NYC, Louis Vuitton in Rotterdam, Uniqlo in Tokyo and more

Now that markets are beginning to reopen, new retail spaces are beginning to emerge in cities all over the world.

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Museums are getting back in action. Here are seven design exhibitions now open around the world

The exhibition-going experience is markedly different than it was six months ago due to COVID-19, but these institutions are adapting so that design lovers can visit their spaces.

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Why our awards trophies are 3D-printed from 730 recycled PET bottles

More than just a physical accolade, our Better Future Factory-designed awards are a reflection of Frame’s ethos of sustainability and innovation.

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Openings: Hospitality spaces from France's wine country to the West Coast

Airbnb takes to a small Italian village, Starbucks opens its largest roastery yet, branded hotels spring up and more in hospitality interior news.

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‘Dutch life was like being squeezed into a corset,’ remembers OMA’s Ellen van Loon

Rotterdam – Ten years in a boarding school taught Ellen van Loon how to create a private space in her mind – a skill that serves her well as OMA partner. 

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Nine ambassadors of innovation shaped the most recent MaterialDistrict exhibition

Rotterdam – MaterialDistrict tapped nine ambassadors, including architect Ben van Berkel and Fashion Council NL founder Liesbeth in 't Hout, to represent six market sectors.

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From oysters to cheese, MaterialDistrict presents the building blocks of the future

Rotterdam – Walls made of fungi, coffee couture and bioplastics made of cheese, weeds or manure? Welcome the latest innovations at MaterialDistrict Rotterdam.

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Can hotels surprise us even when we can see everything in advance online?

Rotterdam – Leaning on both the hyper focus of genius loci and a bird’s-eye view of its audience, the new Room Mate Hotel in Rotterdam does mid-market hospitality well. 

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Book now or never: This travel agency takes you to places with an expiration date

Rotterdam – To confront globetrotters with their impact on the Earth, Felix Leenders set up a travel agency that offers excursions to destinations affected by climate change.

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Capsule hotels are gaining ground in Asia and beyond

From a no-frills cell to colour-controlled surroundings, capsule hotels cater to guests in Japan and beyond.

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Freitag’s pragmatic retail design feels right at home in Rotterdam

Rotterdam – Freitag by Eduard Leiden’s design honours the pragmatic sustainability exercised in both the brand and its host city.

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The city hotels of the future takes millennial connectivity to new places

Rotterdam – Studio Modijefsky’s design for CityHub reveals that the future of travel is less about the space and more about facilitating experience of the local context.

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