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Lensvelt For Q42 – November 2018

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Lensvelt gets the office worker moving

Exercise is important for our health and to sit is unhealthy. That sounds logic. But Dutch people appear to be champions at this: a significant part of our workforce spends five days a week on an office chair in the office. The innovative furniture brand Lensvelt delivered a solution for this as early as 2010: the Electric Sit-Stand desk.

With this flexible and dynamic program, Lensvelt offers a choice of desks of various sizes, shapes and colors. This allows you to create individual as well a dual work or meeting spaces. The desks are electrically adjustable from 65 to 130 centimeters, so you no longer have to sit passively all day long.

This is how Lensvelt offers healthier offices and gets the office worker moving. Nowadays this is a necessity rather than luxury: researchers claim that long periods of sitting increases the chance of an early death.

Sitting is the new smoking.

Not only going to the gym after or before work, but also the purchase of the Sit To Stand desks at work are a good start of a behavioral change.

Several companies have adopted this system to encourage movement. One such company, Q42, an organisation which builds apps, websites, connected devices, games, robots, AI and VR, opted for the Sit To Stand desks.  In the new building in The Hague, almost all employees were provided a standing office desk by Lensvelt. ‘It is sustainable furniture that ensures a healthier attitude and offers a choice of standing and sitting options,’ says Office Manager Wendy van Lienden of Q42 in The Hague. ‘I walk all day, so I have less need for it, but more and more colleagues think this is a great way of working.’

About Q42

The fast-growing company Q42 consists of more than eighty employees spread over a large branch in The Hague and a smaller office in Amsterdam. Q42 is the creator of, among other things, an AR app for PostNL, the Volkskrant app for the Persgroep, the Rijksmuseum app and the website Below the Surface for the Municipality of Amsterdam.
At Q42 everyone also has the opportunity to develop their own ideas into products or set up a label or start-up. Examples of these so-called ventures are LessonUp, Turtleblaze, and Hack the Planet.

About Lensvelt

Lensvelt is an engaged design furniture label and project contractor based at the Herengracht in Amsterdam. Since its founding in 1962, Lensvelt has been offering architects and interior architects the means to make ever bettering healthier interiors. Lensvelt collaborates with over 150 high-quality designers and labels.

Electric Sit To Stand Height Adjustable Desks, with or without additional accessories, various cable tray versions, partition walls and linked arrangements for several people.

From €810,- incl. VAT.

Lensvelt brengt kantoormens in beweging

Bewegen is belangrijk voor onze gezondheid en zitten ongezond. Dat klinkt logisch. Maar Nederlanders blijken kampioen zitten te zijn: een aanzienlijk deel van de beroepsbevolking brengt zelfs vijf dagen per week op een bureaustoel door op kantoor. Daar heeft het innovatieve meubelmerk Lensvelt al in 2010 een oplossing voor bedacht: de Electric Sit To Stand werktafel. Want Lensvelt staat voor ‘Het gezonde kantoor’.

Met dit flexibele en dynamische meubelprogramma biedt Lensvelt een keuze uit bureaus van verschillende afmetingen, vormen en kleuren. Zo kun je zowel een individuele werkplek als een royale duo werk- of vergaderplek creëren. De bureaus zijn elektrisch verstelbaar van 65 tot 130 centimeter zodat je niet meer de hele dag passief zittend hoeft door te brengen.

Zo brengt Lensvelt de kantoormens in beweging. En dat is geen overbodige luxe. Onderzoekers beweren immers dat zoveel zitten de kans op een vroege dood verhoogt.

Zitten is het nieuwe roken.

Niet alleen naar de sportschool voor of na het werk, maar ook de aanschaf van de Sit To Stand werktafels op het werk vormen een goede start van die gedragsverandering.

Meerdere bedrijven gebruiken dit mobiele meubelsysteem dat aanzet tot actie. Zo heeft Q42, dat apps, websites, games, robots, AI en VR bouwt, bewust gekozen voor de Sit To Stand bureaus. In het nieuwe kantoorpand in Den Haag, kregen alle medewerkers een sta-zitbureau van Lensvelt. ‘Het is duurzaam meubilair dat zorgt voor een gezondere houding en de keuze biedt afwisselend staand en zittend te werken’, zegt Office Manager Wendy van Lienden van Q42 in Den Haag. ‘Ik loop de hele dag, dus heb het minder nodig, maar steeds meer collega’s vinden dit een fijne manier van werken.’

 

Lensvelt heeft honderd exemplaren van de sta-zittafels beschikbaar!

Over Q42

Het snelgroeiende bedrijf Q42 bestaat uit meer dan tachtig medewerkers verdeeld over een grote vestiging in Den Haag en een kleinere in Amsterdam. Q42 is bedenker van onder andere een AR-app voor PostNL, de Volkskrant-app voor de Persgroep, de Rijksmuseum-app en de website Below the Surface voor de Gemeente Amsterdam.
Bij Q42 krijgt iedereen ook de ruimte om eigen ideeën te ontwikkelen tot producten of een label of start-up op te zetten. Voorbeelden van deze zogenoemde ventures zijn LessonUp, Turtleblaze en Hack the Planet.

Over Lensvelt

Lensvelt is een geëngageerd design-meubellabel en toonaangevende projectinrichter gevestigd op de Herengracht in Amsterdam. Sinds haar oprichting in 1962 biedt Lensvelt architecten en interieurarchitecten de middelen om steeds betere en gezondere interieurs te maken. Lensvelt werkt samen met meer dan 150 kwalitatief hoogstaande designers en labels.

Zit-sta werkplek van Lensvelt, al dan niet met extra accessoires, diverse kabelgootuitvoeringen, wandjes en gekoppelde opstellingen.

Vanaf €810,- incl. BTW.

Text: Viveka van de Vliet
Photography: Jan Willem Kaldenbach

Lensvelt Contract is a NON-design Amsterdam based furniture label established in 1962.
Lensvelt provides architects & interior designers with the tools to make cooler and better interiors.
Lensvelt contributes to the cultural community.
Lensvelt wants to contribute to a new world: greener, better, more social and more beautiful.
The Lensvelt products are designed by the most remarkable and innovative artists, architects and product designers as Marcel Wanders, Bertjan Pot, Maarten Baas, Space Encounters, Nina Graziosi, Maarten Van Severen, Paolo Rizzatto, Richard Hutten, Ineke Hans, Piet Hein Eek, Studio Job,
WH Gispen, Caroline Prisse,
Gerrit Rietveld, Wiel Arets, Prast Hooft, Simo Heikkilä
and Atelier van Lieshout

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Deejay Travels From Amsterdam To Rotterdam – October 2018

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Deejay travels from Amsterdam to Rotterdam

When three institutions come together in a new building, why furnish it with new designs if the existing furniture is still in perfect condition, timeless, flexible and seamlessly fits into the new location? This was the sustainable thinking of the management of Het Nieuwe Instituut, which moved the Deejay’s that Dirk van Berkel designed for Lensvelt in 2001, from their old office in Amsterdam to the new one in Rotterdam.

The New Institute was founded in 2013 as a result of a merger of the NAI, Premsela: Dutch Institute for Design and Fashion and Virtual Platform: knowledge institute for e-culture. The decision of the former management to take the existing furniture along to Rotterdam reflects this new organization; the Deejays contribute to the character of Het Nieuwe Instituut. They also align with the sustainable philosophy of doing business and designing that characterizes Lensvelt.

The upholstered Deejays are right at home in the extraordinary building designed by architect Jo Coenen. They look as if they have always been there. They are used in the Workspace: workplaces for creative entrepreneurs and enterprising creatives in the world of architecture, design and digital culture. ‘The nice thing about the furniture is that it is very sustainable and can be used in many different ways, both in formal and less formal settings’, the employees of Het Nieuwe Instituut say.

And that is exactly what Van Berkel had in mind at the time: designing an idiosyncratic piece of furniture that is informal because of the simple, comfortable-looking egg shell shape and the slender legs. But that simultaneously exudes formality as an upholstered armchair with a chic leather upholstery. Deejay has another advantage: the chair is easy to move because the four legs are equipped with swivel wheels.

Dirk van Berkel Deejay on 4 legs

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Deejay meets the demand for high-quality furniture that can be used for conferences, seminars and other meeting spaces. The fully upholstered chair is also available with a handy integrated, foldable writing board. The seat and back cushions can be removed, as they are held in place with Velcro.

Deejay verhuist van Amsterdam naar Rotterdam

Waarom zou je een nieuw gebouw waarin drie instellingen samenkomen volledig opnieuw inrichten als het bestaande meubilair nog altijd in perfecte staat is, tijdloos, flexibel en naadloos past in de nieuwe vestiging? Deze duurzame gedachte had de toenmalige directie van Het Nieuwe Instituut. En dus verhuisden de Deejay’s die ontwerper Dirk van Berkel al in 2001 voor Lensvelt had ontworpen uit Amsterdam mee naar Rotterdam.

Het Nieuwe Instituut is in 2013 ontstaan uit een fusie van het NAi, Premsela: Nederlands Instituut voor Design en Mode en Virtueel Platform: kennisinstituut voor e-cultuur. Het bouwt voort op deze drie instellingen waaruit zij is ontstaan. Daar hangt ook de beslissing van de toenmalige directie mee samen om de meubels mee te nemen naar Rotterdam; ze dragen bij aan het karakter van Het Nieuwe Instituut. De Deejay’s passen bovendien bij de duurzame manier van ondernemen en ontwerpen die Lensvelt als uitgangspunt heeft.

In het gebouw in het Museumpark Rotterdam, naar een bijzonder ontwerp van Jo Coenen, staan de meeverhuisde gestoffeerde Deejay’s alsof ze er altijd al hebben gestaan. Ze worden gebruikt in Workspace: werkplekken voor creatieve ondernemers en ondernemende creatieven uit de wereld van architectuur, design en digitale cultuur. ‘Het fijne aan de meubels is dat ze erg duurzaam zijn en op vele manieren gebruikt kunnen worden, in zowel een formele als minder formele setting’, zeggen ze bij Het Nieuwe Instituut.

En dat is precies wat Van Berkel toentertijd ook voor ogen had: een eigenwijs zitmeubel ontwerpen dat informeel is vanwege de simpele, comfortabel ogende kuipvorm en de slanke pootjes. Maar die tegelijkertijd formaliteit uitstraalt als gestoffeerde fauteuil met een chique leren bekleding. Deejay heeft overigens nog een voordeel: de stoel is eenvoudig te verplaatsen omdat de vier poten zijn uitgerust met zwenkwielen.

Dirk van Berkel Deejay on 4 legs

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Deejay voldoet aan de vraag naar hoogwaardige meubels die toepasbaar zijn op congressen, seminars en andere bijeenkomsten. De volledig gestoffeerde stoel is daarom ook leverbaar met een handige geïntegreerde, weg te klappen schrijfplank. De zit- en rugkussens zijn te verwijderen d.m.v.  klittenband.

Text: Viveka van de Vliet

Lensvelt Contract is a NON-design Amsterdam based furniture label established in 1962.
Lensvelt provides architects & interior designers with the tools to make cooler and better interiors.
Lensvelt contributes to the cultural community.
Lensvelt wants to contribute to a new world: greener, better, more social and more beautiful.
The Lensvelt products are designed by the most remarkable and innovative artists, architects and product designers as Marcel Wanders, Bertjan Pot, Maarten Baas, Space Encounters, Nina Graziosi, Maarten Van Severen, Paolo Rizzatto, Richard Hutten, Ineke Hans, Piet Hein Eek, Studio Job,
WH Gispen, Caroline Prisse,
Gerrit Rietveld, Wiel Arets, Prast Hooft, Simo Heikkilä
and Atelier van Lieshout

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De restauratie Eindhoven – August 2018

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Gispen chairs at Eindhoven central station

Waiting for the train, reading a newspaper, or dining, all in a stylish Gispen chair by Lensvelt. This has recently been made possible in the central hall of Eindhoven Central Station where Studio Linse has renovated the restaurant into an inviting new horeca spot, Café & Brasserie De Restauratie. Matching the Kembo WH Gispen chairs from the fifties, Paul Linse completed the design with the addition of contemporary Lensvelt WH Gispen 101 and 202 chairs.

The city of light has been given a new, modern, light and sustainable station designed by Arcadis architect Luc Veeger. The national monument from 1956 – also known as the “Transistor radio” – retained characteristic old elements such as curved parts in the ceilings, floor mosaics and Mondriaan’s text “Doorgang, afscheid en ontmoeting,” which translates to “Passing through, parting and meeting”. Particularly the latter is now possible in the contemporary 240 square meter café-restaurant, renovated with respect for its old glory. Interior designer Paul Linse knows the location well; he came there when he studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven in the late eighties, and also later when he taught there. ‘It was an old-fashioned station restaurant with Persian carpets on the table and a worn laminate floor’, he says.
Linse prefers to allow buildings to stand out in their glory, restoring authentic elements and style icons such as glass chandeliers and furniture, rather than replacing or changing them. These are then combined with newly designed lamps, tables, benches and a counter. On the new terrazzo floor dozens of Lensvelt Gispen chairs with backs and seats of curved beech plywood and upholstered in Kvadrat fabrics, come into their own. ‘The WH Gispen 101 without armrests and the WH Gispen 202 with armrests are fantastic models that sit comfortably,’ Linse explains, ‘and they fit in with the existing Gispen chairs from the fifties.’ He placed the lower ones at the window, the higher in the middle section of the brasserie, and bar stools at the bar. The whole forms a logical, clear, comfortable, and tasteful balance between past and future.

About studio Linse

Paul Linse graduated from the Design academy Eindhoven in 1987 and founded Studio Linse in 1999. Together with a team of interior designers and architects, he works on international assignments. With a recognizable style described as ‘noble symplicity’ the studio designs, among others, hotels, airports, museums, offices, houses and train stations. Examples of projects in Amsterdam, are the restaurants and café of the Rijksmuseum, café Américian and De plantage, and, in collaboration with Lensvelt gate 7 at Schiphol. The studio is currently working on the design of the foyer and restaurant at the Royal Opera House in London, the renewed interior of the Concertgebouw building, the Van Gogh Museum and the Stopera. Locations with rich histories and stories that are translated into contemporary interiors.

About Lensvelt

Lensvelt is an engaged non-design furniture label and project contractor based at the Herengracht in Amsterdam. Since its founding in 1962, Lensvelt has been offering architects and interior architects the means to make ever better interiors. Lensvelt collaborates with over 150 high-quality designers and labels. About ten chairs and two coffee tables designed by Willem Hendrik Gispen (1890-1981) are produced in the Netherlands by Lensvelt using modern techniques, but preserving the original design.

About Luc Veeger

Architect Luc Veeger, of the leading design and consultancy firm Arcadis, is responsible for the large-scale transformation and renovation of  Eindhoven Central Station, where light and sustainability play a leading role. The dark narrow tunnel became a light passage, he added glass roofs and the passage was given a particularly diffused illuminated ceiling. Veeger previously worked at OMA Architects and UNStudio, was co-founder of Monolab Architects and has been working at Arcadis for over fifteen years. Here he is responsible for the reuse and restoration of Watertoren Noord Groningen, Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena station, Driebergen-Zeist station area, and aqueducts in Friesland.

WH Gispen 101 Chair

From €341,- incl. VAT.

WH Gispen 202 Chair

From €672,- incl. VAT.

WH Gispen Coffee Table 1 top

From €617- incl. VAT.

WH Gispen Coffee Table 2 tops

From €758- incl. VAT.

Gispenstoelen op station Eindhoven
Comfortabel wachten op de trein, een krant lezen of stijlvol dineren in een Gispenstoel van Lensvelt. Dat kan sinds kort in de centrale hal van station Eindhoven waar Studio Linse de restauratie heeft verbouwd tot een uitnodigende Café & Brasserie De Restauratie. Passend bij de Kembo WH Gispenstoelen uit de jaren vijftig koos Paul Linse voor de hedendaags Lensvelt WH Gispen 101 en 202 stoelen.

De lichtstad heeft in handen van architect Luc Vergeer weer een nieuw, strak en licht station gekregen. Het rijksmonument uit 1956 – in de volksmond ook wel de “Transistorradio” genoemd – behield karakteristieke oude elementen als gebogen delen in de plafonds, vloermozaïeken en de tekst van Mondriaan “Doorgang, afscheid en ontmoeting”. Dat laatste kan nu in het eigentijdse café-restaurant van 240 vierkante meter dat verbouwd is met respect voor de oude glorie. Interieurontwerper Paul Linse kent de plek al heel lang; hij kwam er toen hij eind jaren tachtig studeerde aan de Design Academy Eindhoven, en later toen hij daar les gaf. ‘Het was een ouderwetse restauratie met Perzische tapijten op tafel en een versleten laminaatvloer’, zegt hij. Omdat hij nooit teveel wil doen om zodoende het gebouw in volle glorie te laten uitkomen, zijn authentieke elementen en stijliconen als de glazen kroonluchters en meubilair gerestaureerd. Deze zijn gecombineerd met nieuw ontworpen lampen, tafels, banken en een counter. Op de nieuwe terrazzovloer komen de tientallen door Lensvelt geleverde Gispenstoelen met ruggen en zittingen van gebogen beukenmultiplex en gestoffeerd met Kvadratstoffen, stijlvol tot hun recht. ‘De WH Gispen 101 zonder armleggers en de WH Gispen 202 met armleggers zijn fantastische modellen die comfortabel zitten, verklaart Linse zijn keuze, ‘en ze sluiten aan bij de reeds aanwezige Gispenstoelen uit de jaren vijftig.’ Hij plaatste de lagere exemplaren aan het raam, de hogere in het middengedeelte van de brasserie (en barkrukken aan de bar). Het geheel vormt een bijna logische, heldere, comfortabele, en smaakvolle balans tussen verleden en toekomst.

Over Studio Linse

Paul Linse studeerde in 1987 af aan de Design Academy Eindhoven en richtte in 1999 Studio Linse op. Samen met een team interieurontwerpers en architecten werkt hij aan internationale opdrachten. Met een herkenbare stijl omschreven als “Noble Simplicity” richt de studio onder andere hotels, vliegvelden, musea, kantoren, woningen en treinstations in. In Amsterdam bijvoorbeeld het restaurant en het café van het Rijksmuseum, café Américain en De Plantage, en samen met Lensvelt gate 7 op Schiphol. Momenteel werkt de studio aan de inrichting van de foyer en het restaurant van de Royal Opera House in Londen, het vernieuwde interieur van de aanbouw van het Concertgebouw, het Van Goghmuseum en de Stopera. Locaties met een rijke historie en een verhaal die worden vertaald naar eigentijdse interieurs.

Over Lensvelt

Lensvelt is een geëngageerd NON-design meubellabel en projectinrichter gevestigd op de Herengracht in Amsterdam. Sinds haar oprichting in 1962 biedt Lensvelt architecten en interieurarchitecten de middelen om steeds betere interieurs te maken.
Lensvelt werkt samen met meer dan 150 kwalitatief hoogstaande designers en labels. Een tiental stoelen en twee koffietafels van Willem Hendrik Gispen (1890-1981) worden door Lensvelt met moderne technieken, maar met behoud van het oorspronkelijke ontwerp in Nederland ge­pro­duceerd.

Over Luc Veeger

Architect Luc Veeger van Arcadis, toonaangevend ontwerp- en consultancybureau, is verantwoordelijk voor de grootschalige transformatie en restauratie van station Eindhoven waarbij ‘licht’ en duurzaamheid een leidende rol spelen. De donkere nauwe tunnel werd een lichte doorgang, er kwamen glazen daken en de passage kreeg een bijzonder diffuus verlicht plafond. Luc Veeger werkte bij OMA Architects en UNStudio, was medeoprichter van Monolab Architects in Rotterdam en werkt inmiddels ruim vijftien jaar bij Arcadis. Hier is hij onder andere verantwoordelijk voor het hergebruik en de restauratie van Watertoren Noord Groningen, station Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena, stationsgebied Driebergen-Zeist, en aquaducten in Friesland.

WH Gispen 101 Chair

Vanaf €341,- incl. BTW.

WH Gispen 202 Chair

Vanaf €672,- incl. BTW.

WH Gispen Coffee Table 1 top

Vanaf €617- incl. BTW.

WH Gispen Coffee Table 2 tops

Vanaf €758- incl. BTW.

Text: Viveka van de Vliet
Photography: David Dillen

Lensvelt Contract is a NON-design Amsterdam based furniture label established in 1962.
Lensvelt provides architects & interior designers with the tools to make cooler and better interiors.
Lensvelt contributes to the cultural community.
Lensvelt wants to contribute to a new world: greener, better, more social and more beautiful.
The Lensvelt products are designed by the most remarkable and innovative artists, architects and product designers as Marcel Wanders, Bertjan Pot, Maarten Baas, Space Encounters, Nina Graziosi, Maarten Van Severen, Paolo Rizzatto, Richard Hutten, Ineke Hans, Piet Hein Eek, Studio Job,
WH Gispen, Caroline Prisse,
Gerrit Rietveld, Wiel Arets, Prast Hooft, Simo Heikkilä
and Atelier van Lieshout

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LENSVELT SUMMER MASTERCLASS 4-7-2018

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Van Eijk & Van Der Lubbe

ENTER
Studio Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe created a dynamic environment for the fast-growing high-tech service provider ENTER. A cool place that employees are proud of and that invites high tech professionals to commit themselves to the recruitment agency.

The centrally placed ‘patch cupboard’ that the forty technicians use is connected to light lines and workstations. Because the job requires concentrated work, the non-distracting, neutral gray, high quality and comfortable furniture from the Boring Collection of Lensvelt is a perfect match. As a contrast, the meeting places are enlivened with color and wood.

It is not the first time that Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe collaborate with Lensvelt. “It is a pleasant company to work with and the collection consists of distinctive and well-designed products that are a welcome alternative to meaningless, dime a dozen furniture without character”, explains Miriam van der Lubbe.

About Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe
Designers Niels van Eijk and Miriam van der Lubbe started as designers of autonomous objects whose design is often a statement. Nowadays the designers are experts in idea
development and product and spatial design. They like to use their creativity for distinguishing organizations that want something innovative. Recent projects close to their
hearts include the interior of the 4-star care hotel Domstate in Utrecht, the refurbishment of the National Archives in The Hague, and languages institute STE Languages in
Eindhoven, where foreign languages and interiors connect people.
www.vevdl.com

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Studio Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe creëerde een dynamische omgeving voor de snelgroeiende high tech dienstverlener ENTER. Het moest een coole plek worden waar de veertig medewerkers trots op zijn en die bovendien high tech professionals uitnodigt zich aan de detacheerder te binden.

De centraal geplaatste voor techneuten belangrijke ‘patchkast’ is verbonden met lichtlijnen en werkplekken. Omdat daar uiterst geconcentreerd moet worden gewerkt, is gekozen voor de niet afleidende, neutraal grijze, kwalitatieve en comfortabele meubels uit de Boring Collection van Lensvelt. Als contrast zijn de ontmoetingsplekken verlevendigd met veel kleur en hout.

Het is niet de eerste keer dat Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe kiest voor Lensvelt. ‘Het is een prettige club om mee samen te werken en de collectie bestaat uit karaktervolle, uitgesproken en goed ontworpen producten die een welkom alternatief zijn voor nietszeggende, duizend-in-een-dozijn meubels zonder smoel’, verklaart Miriam van der Lubbe de keuze.

Over ontwerpbureau Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe 
Designers Niels van Eijk en Miriam van der Lubbe begonnen als auteursontwerpers van autonome objecten waarvan de vormgeving vaak een statement is. Tegenwoordig zetten de experts in ideeontwikkeling en product- en ruimtelijk ontwerp hun creativiteit en gedachtengoed graag in voor onderscheidende organisaties die iets vernieuwends willen. Recente opdrachten naar hun hart zijn onder andere het interieur van het 4-sterren zorghotel Domstate in Utrecht, de herinrichting van het Nationaal Archief in Den Haag en taleninstituut STE Languages in Eindhoven, waar vreemde talen en het interieur mensen met elkaar verbinden.
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Text: Viveka van de Vliet

Mission Lensvelt Contract

Since its founding in 1962, Lensvelt has been a leading project facilitator and a dedicated furniture label located at the Herengracht in Amsterdam. As a project facilitator, Lensvelt is a supplier of more than 150 quality labels.
 The Lensvelt own collection is:
solid,
Innovative,
authentic,
ergonomic,
often have a “twist”
affordable, comfortable,
functional,
sustainable
 and designed by the most notable designers such as: Marcel Wanders, Bertjan Pot, Gerrit Rietveld, Atelier Van Lieshout, Nina Graziosi, Maarten van Severen, Paolo Rizzatto, Richard Hutten, Ineke Hans, Piet Hein Eek, Maarten Baas, Gerrit Rietveld, Studio Job, WH Gispen, Caroline Prisse, Space Encounters, Wiel Arets, OMA, Prast Hooft, Simo Heikkila and others.

Horeca, Projects

De Restauratie Eindhoven

Waiting for the train, reading a newspaper, or dining, all in a stylish Gispen chair by Lensvelt. This has recently been made possible in the central hall of Eindhoven Central Station where Studio Linse has renovated the restaurant into an inviting new horeca spot, Café & Brasserie De Restauratie. Matching the Kembo WH Gispen chairs from the fifties, Paul Linse completed the design with the addition of contemporary Lensvelt WH Gispen 101 and 202 chairs.

The city of light has been given a new, modern, light and sustainable station designed by Arcadis architect Luc Veeger. The national monument from 1956 – also known as the “Transistor radio” – retained characteristic old elements such as curved parts in the ceilings, floor mosaics and Mondriaan’s text “Doorgang, afscheid en ontmoeting,” which translates to “Passing through, parting and meeting”. Particularly the latter is now possible in the contemporary 240 square meter café-restaurant, renovated with respect for its old glory. Interior designer Paul Linse knows the location well; he came there when he studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven in the late eighties, and also later when he taught there. ‘It was an old-fashioned station restaurant with Persian carpets on the table and a worn laminate floor’, he says.
Linse prefers to allow buildings to stand out in their glory, restoring authentic elements and style icons such as glass chandeliers and furniture, rather than replacing or changing them. These are then combined with newly designed lamps, tables, benches and a counter. On the new terrazzo floor dozens of Lensvelt Gispen chairs with backs and seats of curved beech plywood and upholstered in Kvadrat fabrics, come into their own. ‘The WH Gispen 101 without armrests and the WH Gispen 202 with armrests are fantastic models that sit comfortably,’ Linse explains, ‘and they fit in with the existing Gispen chairs from the fifties.’ He placed the lower ones at the window, the higher in the middle section of the brasserie, and bar stools at the bar. The whole forms a logical, clear, comfortable, and tasteful balance between past and future.

Architect: Studio Linse, https://studiolinse.com/

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Maarten Baas 101 Barstool A-H

Like the Maarten Baas 101 Chair A-H launched in 2017, the Maarten Baas 101 Barstool A-H collection is unique. These cheerful looking and very comfortable bar stools are available in 8 different back shapes, A to H.
As we speak the Maarten Baas 101 Barstool collection was presented in 2018 at the Salone del Mobile in Milan.

The frame is black in color (RAL9005).
Dimensions:
45 x 47 cm (wxd).
Seat height: 75 cm.
A Chair height: 84/89 cm, dimensions back: 34 x 27 cm. (bxh)
B Height of chair: 82/83 cm, dimensions of back: 41 x 26 cm. (bxh)
C Height of chair: 89/90 cm, dimensions of back: 38 x 36 cm. (bxh)
D Height of chair: 79/83 cm, dimensions of back: 37 x 28 cm. (bxh)
E Height of chair: 78/81 cm, dimensions of back: 38 x 23 cm. (bxh)
F Chair height: 83/87 cm, dimensions back: 47 x 33 cm. (bxh)
G Height of chair: 78/82 cm, dimensions of the back: 36 x 23 cm. (bxh)
H Height seat: 83/85 cm, dimensions back: 34 x 27 cm. (bxh)
Design: Maarten Baas (2018).

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Lensvelt highlights of Milan Design Week 2018 05-29-2018

Retrospect at the remarkable never seen before presentation of Lensvelt, the distinctive, engaged and idiosyncratic Dutch non-design furniture label and project designer. Nothing New was the spectacular anti-statement during the Salone del Mobile 2018 in Museo Diocesano in Milan.

The concept by curator, entrepreneur and publicist Anne van der Zwaag is an anti-statement against the endless buying of new items that we do not need, while the existing furniture is still in perfect condition. So Lensvelt did not present any new products. After all Lensvelt doesn’t create fashion items, it creates sustainable, timeless designs and only when there is a need for it. Lensvelt reused existing furniture by temporarily buying it back through Marktplaats, Ebay and 1st Dibs, by borrowing the furniture and exhibiting it’s own showroom items.

The premier stylist and exhibition designer Maarten Spruyt, designed the exciting installation. In a moving spectacle, he brought together Lensvelt’s iconic design furniture with autonomous art works and installations of famous artists. For the stylist Nothing New ment a retrospective of the sixties and seventies. A period in which Lensvelt was founded (1962) and that shows parallels with the political situation and the rapid changes in the world today.

In Nothing New Maarten Spruyt addressed social issues that play an unchanged role: war and violence. The distressing Shell Shock Syndrome from Felix Burger fitted the sturdy, robust Military Series of a table, chair and stool by the famous Gerrit Rietveld

Photo: Jan Willem Kaldenbach

Both the Military Series of  Gerrit Rietveld and Alet Pilons work from the series ‘Talk To Me’ refer  visually and emotionally to the scale of factories and to anonymous, lonely office environments.

Photo: Jan Willem Kaldenbach

Museo Diocesano, the art museum in Milan housing a permanent collection of sacred artworks, was temporarily transformed into a burstling, exciting and vibrant spot called Fondazione Lensvelt, a nod to Fondazione Prada. Here Lensvelt exhibited Nothing New during the Salone del Mobile 2018

Photo: Jan Willem Kaldenbach

Rietveld Military Series

In 2017, the year that De Stijl celebrates its centenary, Rietveld Originals and Lensvelt started a special collaboration: Lensvelt became exclusive distributor of Gerrit Rietveld’s Military Furniture series for the business market.

The famous art movement was founded in 1917 by Theo van Doesburg, Piet Mondrian and Bart van der Leck. Furniture maker and architect Gerrit Rietveld soon joined. Rietveld made the ideals of De Stijl spatially visible. In 1923 he coloured his armchair red and blue. Not much later he designed a series of Military furniture for the Catholic Military Home in Utrecht. For this he experimented; he was the first to use bolts and nuts for wooden joints instead of wooden dowels. The Military Table is sturdy, robust and is characterized by the use of sleepers and contrast colours.

Photo: Jan Willem Kaldenbach

Gerrit Rietveld Military Series Table
Frame: grey
Table top: beech

 240x80x75

€ 1.940,00 incl. VAT
€ 1.603,00 excl. VAT

Photo:  Jan Willem Kaldenbach

Gerrit Rietveld Military Series Chair
Frame: grey
seat and back: beech

 Chair height: 90 cm.
Chair width: 39 cm.
Seat height: 45 cm.
Seat depth: 44 cm.

€ 500,00 incl. VAT
€ 413,00 excl. VAT

Photo:  Jan Willem Kaldenbach

Gerrit Rietveld Military Series Stool
Frame: grey
seat: beech

Seat width: 39 cm.
Seat height: 45 cm.
Seat depth: 44 cm.

€ 415,00 incl. VAT
€ 342,00 excl. VAT

Photo:  Jan Willem Kaldenbach

Gerrit Rietveld Military Set nr. 1
consisting of:

One Gerrit Rietveld Military Series Stool

One Gerrit Rietveld Military Series Chair
One Gerrit Rietveld Military Series Table

Buy the Gerrit Rietveld set number 1 and get the Gerrit Rietveld Military Stool for free!

€ 2.440,00 incl. VAT
€ 2.016,00 excl. VAT

Colorful Rietveld symposium 24-05-2017 at Lensvelt Gallery, Herengracht 178, Amsterdam

Photo: Chantalle Laurent

Rietveld symposium 24-05-2017 at Lensvelt Gallery, Herengracht 178, Amsterdam

Photo: Chantalle Laurent

Rietveld symposium 24-05-2017 at Lensvelt Gallery, Herengracht 178, Amsterdam

Photo: Chantalle Laurent

Mission Lensvelt Contract

Since its founding in 1962, Lensvelt has been a leading project facilitator and a dedicated furniture label located at the Herengracht in Amsterdam. As a project facilitator, Lensvelt is a supplier of more than 150 quality labels.
 The Lensvelt own collection is:
solid,
Innovative,
authentic,
ergonomic,
often have a “twist”
affordable, comfortable,
functional,
sustainable
 and designed by the most notable designers such as: Marcel Wanders, Bertjan Pot, Gerrit Rietveld, Atelier Van Lieshout, Nina Graziosi, Maarten van Severen, Paolo Rizzatto, Richard Hutten, Ineke Hans, Piet Hein Eek, Maarten Baas, Gerrit Rietveld, Studio Job, WH Gispen, Caroline Prisse, Space Encounters, Wiel Arets, OMA, Prast Hooft, Simo Heikkila and others.

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Lensvelt gallery location of anniversary edition of shop for a week by the Wunderkammer 05-24-2018

‘Shop for a Week – A Rose is a Rose is a Rose’

Herengracht 178, Amsterdam

May 25-June 3, 2018

Flower artist and stylist team The Wunderkammer opens a new exhibition and shop on Friday, May 25th with the theme ‘A Rose is a Rose is a Rose’ in our gallery.

This twentieth edition of the popular Shop for a Week concept is under the artistic direction of master florists Ueli Signer and Florian Seyd and was created in collaboration with Aleia Roses, Spanish grower of the famous Red Naomi! ® roses.

For the anniversary edition The Wunderkammer creates a sensory experience.
The Shop for a Week – Rose is a Rose is a Rose is an artistic creation where the visitor can wander and marvel, in an imposing setting of more than 10,000 beautiful roses.
The Wunderkammer invites you to get lost between these roses, breathing them in, experiencing them and enjoying them to the maximum.
Life is about love and what symbolizes love better than a red rose?

The Shop for a Week is spread out over different areas.
In the gallery, the feeling is tight and modern.
Here you will be standing next to large metal baskets, a design by Ueli Signer, filled with thousands of roses.
The rose and round shapes are leading here

In the “stijlkamer”, a rich and warm decor is set up that matches the 17th-century ceiling.
Here The Wunderkammer takes you to the origin of their name, a space full of wonders, sculptures, ornaments and self-created objects.
A large aviary designed by Ueli Signer stand at the center of this room.
This space breathes what The Wunderkammer is known for, beautiful decorations in a warm atmosphere.

The garden room is decorated like a courtyard garden, special plants, beautiful handmade pots and botanical rarities are shown here.

What is new?
Ueli Signer has created new objects and furniture from steel especially for this shop.
New artworks of Klaus Dupont will be present at this 20th edition, since his works are a permanent component of The Wunderkammer collection.
And Hilde Trip has created art works from dandelions.

The Shop for a Week is open from Friday, May 25th to Sunday, June 3rd from 11 am to 6 pm. Access is free.

Address: Herengracht 178, 1016 BR, Amsterdam

ABOUT THE WUNDERKAMMER

We are Ueli Signer and Florian Seyd and together we are The Wunderkammer. Our work as florists and decorators is driven by our passion for nature. We see ourselves more as gallery owners and nature as our artist. We try to present her products; flora, minerals and fauna in a way that surprises all. We want to show the best of nature in everything we do.” – The Wunderkammer

The Wunderkammer has created styling and floral decorations for private yachts, high-end hotels, five-star restaurants, global fairs and events, as well as a number of international A-list weddings.
A favourite amongst the fashion crowd, The Wunderkammer works with in-house departments on the curation of natural objects and decorations for the global showrooms of Tommy Hilfiger, Scotch & Soda, Calvin Klein and Karl Lagerfeld.
the duo is frequently called upon to design and recreate spaces for both commercial and private exhibitions.
Along with their commissioned work The Wunderkammer produces a bi-annual Shop for a Week and offer a unique collection of objects and artefacts through their showroom and webshop.

Mission Lensvelt Contract

Since its founding in 1962, Lensvelt has been a leading project facilitator and a dedicated furniture label located at the Herengracht in Amsterdam. As a project facilitator, Lensvelt is a supplier of more than 150 quality labels.
 The Lensvelt own collection is:
solid,
Innovative,
authentic,
ergonomic,
often have a “twist”
affordable, comfortable,
functional,
sustainable
 and designed by the most notable designers such as: Marcel Wanders, Bertjan Pot, Gerrit Rietveld, Atelier Van Lieshout, Nina Graziosi, Maarten van Severen, Paolo Rizzatto, Richard Hutten, Ineke Hans, Piet Hein Eek, Maarten Baas, Gerrit Rietveld, Studio Job, WH Gispen, Caroline Prisse, Space Encounters, Wiel Arets, OMA, Prast Hooft, Simo Heikkila and others.

Openbare Ruimtes, Speciale Projecten

De Rotterdam

De Rotterdam was built on the Wilhelminapier, from where tens of thousands of Europeans with the Holland America Line (HAL) emigrated to America between 1873 and 1973. The name of the project also refers to the flagship of the HAL: the Rotterdam. The ‘De Rotterdam’ building has been realized at a special location, directly on the River Maas on the Wilheminapier in Rotterdam. The building was designed by OMA Architects and developed by MAB Development together with OVG Projectontwikkeling. The building consists of high-quality offices, luxury apartments, four-star design hotel, shops, catering, fitness and cultural functions. In total, the building comprises approximately 160,000 m², for example. spread over 3 towers. Every day about 4,500 people are in the building. According to OMA Architects’ design, benches and seats from the Blocks program were created for the entrance and also for the restaurant of Nhow hotel. Lensvelt Blocks was created for De Rotterdam based on the design of OMA Architects.

Realisatie medio 2014.
Architecten: OMA, www.oma.eu

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Lensvelt presents Nothing New at Salone del Mobile 2018

There is a new rebel on the block. It’s name is Lensvelt, the distinctive Dutch furniture label.
Between the Royal Palace of Milan and Fondazione Prada there was this burstling, exciting and vibrant spot: Fondazione Lensvelt, a nod to Fondazione Prada. Located in Museo Diocesano, Lensvelt exhibited Nothing New during the Salone del Mobile 2018.
Lensvelt presents an anti-statement against the endless buying of new items that we do not need, while the existing furniture is still in perfect condition.
There were no new product to be seen. After all Lensvelt doesn’t create fashion items, it creates sustainable, timeless designs. Lensvelt only develops new products when there is a genuine need for it.

Curator, entrepreneur and publicist Anne van der Zwaag conceived the ingenious concept for Nothing New in which Lensvelt reuses existing furniture by temporarily buying it back through Marktplaats, Ebay and 1st Dibs, by borrowing the furniture and exhibiting it’s own showroom items.
The repurchased design icons from Lensvelt are from topdesigners: Studio Job, Richard Hutten, Marcel Wanders, Maarten Baas, Ronald Hooft, Piet Hein Eek, Maarten van Severen, Bertjan Pot, Atelier van Lieshout, Rick Minkes, Ineke Hans, Gerrit Rietveld, and Simo Heikkilä.

Maarten Spruyt, a premier stylist and exhibition designer, designed the exciting and somewhat uncomfortable installation. In a never-before-seen moving spectacle, Spruyt brought together Lensvelt’s iconic designs with autonomous art works and installations of famous artists that are not commonly seen at a design fair such as Milan: Joep van Lieshout, Felix Burger, Christiaan Zwanikken, Sander Breure and Witte van Hulzen, Michel Voet, Marleen Sleeuwits, Isabelle Wenzel, Kevin Power, Alet Pilon and Freudenthal Verhagen. This led to an exciting interaction between disciplines. For Maarten Spruyt Nothing New means a retrospective of the sixties and seventies, a period that shows parallels with the political situation and the rapid changes in the world today. It is also the period in which Lensvelt was founded (1962). Spruyt transformed the gallery under the seven arches of the Museo Diocesano into a furniture production and assembly line.

Next to the exhibition was the rebellious bar: Bar Anne. Architectural firm Space Encounters and Anne van der Zwaag created a functional exposition, a low-threshold relaxation hangout, experience, meeting and networking space, creative hub and food hall on the same location.

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