We spend the majority of our time indoors: in our homes, at the office, in a restaurant or at the gym. Which interior offers the right environment to ensure the inhabitant of that environment can perform, enjoy, relax, learn or heal optimally? And which are the best materials, colours and finishes to achieve this?

The most important innovations involve a healthy environment with an optimal acoustics, lots of daylight, a healthy air quality, and a lot of green and natural materials that are low maintenance. The interior is flexible, playful, original, sustainable, circular and preferably multifunctional. From constructive bamboo to custom-made cast floors, from particulate matter catching carpets to recycled furniture, from luminescent ceilings to furniture made of seaweed and coffee, and even 3D printed floors and furniture. One thing is clear: the interior of the future will not be dull.

Our Interior ambassadors

Dutch designers and conceptual thinkers Niels van Eijk and Miriam van der Lubbe of design studio Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe will represent the sector Interiors. The two joined forces in 1998 and ever since, they have been working and designing for cultural institutions and businesses that focus on the future. The studio creates designs to make a difference.

 

Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe gave a preview of the future of cars and created the look of the Dutch National Archive, but are also curators of multiple exhibitions themselves, and their work is featured in the collections of museums around the world. Partners and clients include Volvo, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Textielmuseum, Dutch Design Foundation and Design Academy Eindhoven.

 

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Special Items

A small selection of what you can expect:

Vlisco Carpet

Designer Simone Post makes beautiful carpets out of misprints of Vlisco fabric. Vlisco produces wax fabrics, which are exported mainly to the African market. Misprints, however, cannot be sold. Simone makes her carpets with these misprints and other waste fabrics.

Godogan Table

This table made from American walnut shows that not everything has to be made fast and cheap. In the top and one of the legs, an Indonesian fairy tale is carved about a frog that transforms into a prince. The table is designed for Droog Design and the Friedman Benda Gallery in New York. The detailed woodcarvings were done by woodcutters in Japara, Indonesia, for a fair salary. The more the customer is willing to pay, the further the fairy tale is carved out in the table and the worker’s salary is increased.

Bahia Denim

Designer Sophie Rowley transforms old denim into new marble-like material. Waste material from the fashion industry is pressed together with adhesive and then shaped into the desired form. The name Bahia Denim is derived from blue Brazilian marble.

Materials

A small selection of what you can expect:

Oesterplat

Oesterplat is a tile collection made from marble and oyster shells, showing their mother-of-pearl shine as contemporary fossils. The name Oesterplat has been given in relation to how the oysters are still grown in the Netherlands.

Mute acoustic panels

These Mute acoustic panels are made from recycled PET bottles, which are turned into a soft but strong felt material.  The material’s corrugated shape is easy to install and minimises sound vibrations.

Plastic stone tiles

These so called Plastic Stone Tiles consist of postconsumer plastic waste.  The tiles are the result of an investigation of how lightweight post-consumer plastic packaging could be turned to look like natural stone.

Palmleather filigree rug

The Palmleather filigree rug is made of palmleather, a leather-like material made from the fibres of Areca Betel Nut Palm that grows in India. The rugs consist of strips of palm leather, applied upright to a base material, or rolled up to form tiles. The durable carpets and rugs are suitable for any living space.

Pressed colour glass

Pressed colour glass is made by using lightly coloured glass combined with coarse relief on one side, resulting in a surface that creates a dynamic play of light. The surface changes from transparent to deeply coloured, depending on the viewing angle. The glass can be produced with various types of relief and any colour glass.