Tag Archives: Dutch Design

Golden dirt porcelain espresso cups by Usuals.nl

Dutch design duo Usuals created this pretty set of espresso cups. The gold seems ‘spilled’ but is non removable.

€85.00 per two

Golden Dirt by Usuals

Iconic Dutch architecture inspires Hotel in Zaandam

Check out this interesting hotel design by Dutch architecture firm WAM architecten. The design looks like a pile of typical green wooden houses stacked on top of each other. It’s the new Inntel Hotel Amsterdam in Zaandam, a town North of Amsterdam. The 4-star hotel has 160 rooms and a total of 11 floors.

What do you think?

Inntel Hotel Zaandam

Inntel Hotel Zaandam

Turn the season carpet

Got a case of autumn blues? Craving a bit of spring? Yvette Laduk, a young and up and coming Dutch designer, came up with this clever carpet. Turn it around in spring for a dose of crispy autumn leafs or the other way around for a touch of green in the colder months. It measures 155 cm x 236 cm.

Turn the season carpet by Yvette Laduk

Houseboat by +31 architects

Some of you design buffs based in the Netherlands might have seen this before  as it was heavily featured in the national press, but I still want to share it on my blog.

De Omval Houseboat designed by +31 architects

This houseboat in the Amstel river in Amsterdam was designed by +31 Architects. They are known for other houseboat projects in the Amsterdam area. The boat is a streamlined glass panes design allowing maximum use of natural light. It reminds me a bit of the Elicium building at the Rai conference center, designed by Benthem Crouwel architects.

Houseboat de Omval by +31 architects

The boat might be very modern, but it was designed to reflect the shape of other houseboats in the canals and rivers of Amsterdam. Neighbours and council alike are very enthusiastic about it. Personally, I feel like I have seen it before.

What do you think?