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René Veenhuizen

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René Veenhuizen (1968) is a Dutch designer of products, interiors and public areas.

Since 2000 René Veenhuizen has been working with Tejo Remy. Remy and Veenhuizen both studied at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Utrecht. Both graduated with a focus on 3D-Design.
Currently they work in and outside the Netherlands, and their work has been exhibited worldwide in New York, London, Helsinki and Amsterdam.

The Bamboo Chair designed by Tejo Remy and René Veenhuizen, has been a part of the Lensvelt collection since 2007.

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Maarten Baas

Maarten Baas (19 February 1978) is a Dutch artist/designer. Baas is often described as a so-called author-designer, whose designs balance on the fine line between art and design. Baas is seen as one of the most influential Dutch designers of the early 21st certury. His work is known as rebellious, humorous, intellectual, artistic and theatrical.

Every year at the Salone del Mobile we witness a cry for attention. Large corporations with spectacular presentations, young designers with renewed ideas. See me, hear me, look at my work!
This was the inspiration for Maarten Baas to shamelessly use the title ‘May I have your attention, Please?’ for his presentation together with Lensvelt at the Salone of 2017. This presentation was the introduction of the Maarten Baas 101 Chair, designed by Maarten Baas for Lensvelt.

In 2017 Baas en Lensvelt won the Milano Design Award for Best concept.

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Gerrit Rietveld

Gerrit Rietveld (Utrecht, 24th June 1888 – 25th June 1964) was a Dutch architect and furniture designer. ‘De Stijl’ was formed in 1917 by among others Theo van Doesburg, Piet Mondriaan and Bart van der Leck. Gerrit Rietveld joined as member architect and furniture designer of this movement very soon.
In 1923 he painted his iconic armchair in the primary colors red and blue and soon thereafter he built his famous Schroder house. In the same period Rietveld designed a series of furniture pieces for the Catholic Military Home (Katholiek Militair Tehuis) in Utrecht, using bolts and nuts to connect wooden elements rather than the traditional wooden dowel pins. Robust, strong and notable due to the use of cross beams and contrasting colors.

Lensvelt is exclusive distributor of the Military Series by Gerrit Rietveld for the business market since 2017.

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Space Encounters

Space Encounters are Gijs Baks, Stijn de Weerd, Joost Baks, Remi Versteeg and an international team of architects and designers.

Space Encounters designed the Boring Collection for Lensvelt in 2016. Lensvelt and Space Encounters won the Milano Design Award for Best Concept 2016 with the Boring Collection.
The Boring Collection is available in ‘Boring Grey’.

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Caroline Prisse

Caroline Prisse (Uccle, Belgium, 1969) is an artist and director of the renowned Van Tetterode Glass Studio (Amsterdam – 1919).
Van Tetterode makes special works for artists, designers and architects in glass, from vases for Studio Wieki Somers and lamps for Joep van Lieshout to the interactive light tunnel W2 in Tilburg for Cloudcollective.
Caroline is featured in museums and collections such as the Municipal Museum in The Hague and Corning Museum in New-York.
She designs more applied works since joining Van Tetterode, including the Bulb for Lensvelt.

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Atelier Van Lieshout

Joep van Lieshout (Ravenstein, 1963) is one of the most successful and best-selling artists in the Netherlands. He was born in Brabant, but his AVL studio is located in Rotterdam.

For Lensvelt, AVL has designed many special pieces of furniture that have become very popular amongst Dutch interior designers. Many of his designs have become modern classics in the interior design industry, such as the AVL Shaker and AVL Office Chair.

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Wiel Arets

Wiel Arets (Heerlen, 1955) graduated from the Technical University of Eindhoven in 1983. Arets is known for his simple, abstract designs and preference for black and white. Arets has three agencies in Maastricht, Amsterdam and Zurich.

Arets has gained international fame with his design of the Academy of Fine Arts in Maastricht. He also worked on the restoration of the Glass Palace in his hometown Heerlen. Recent projects of Arets are the IJhal in Amsterdam and Urban Studios in Maasticht. In 1996, he designed the Lensvelt headquarters.

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Arian Brekveld

Arian Brekveld (Apeldoorn, 1968) has always independently developed products, in addition to his work for design studios Ontwerpwerk and Jongeriuslab by Hella Jongerius.

He is known for his sober design, combined with surprising materials. His work is functional and practical. The purpose of his designs is “to add something really new to the huge amount of products on the market”.

Since 1998, Arian Brekveld works independently from his studio in Rotterdam.

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Ineke Hans

Ineke Hans (1966) graduated from the Royal College of Art in London in 1995 and set up her design studio INEKEHANS/ARNHEM in Holland in 1998.

The studio works on a wide range of 3d projects: furniture, products and jewellery come as one-offs, small batch products, and mass-produced items. Next to that they work on exhibitions and some architectural projects.

Ineke Hans investigates the psychological roots of products, perceiving and playing with the interaction between people, objects and space. Click here for her website.

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Francisco Gomez Paz

Francisco Gomez Paz (Salta, Argentina, 1975).

He designed Foldable desk.

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Simo Heikkilä

Simo Heikkilä is a well-established interior designer with a fine reputation and a long list of awards. He has designed everything from one-off pieces to whole ranges of industrially-produced furniture. Heikkilä’s uncluttered exhibition design has also attracted praise both at home in Finland and abroad. He has extensive experience as a teacher and is currently head of the wood studio at the University of Art and Design Helsinki. Heikkilä gave several workshops at the University of Industrial Arts in Helsinki together with his friend Maarten Van Severen.

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Willem Hendrik Gispen

KEMBO. Under this motto Willem Gispen and Ru Meijer, nearly sixty years ago, laid the basis for the Kembo we now know. Gispen designed the high-quality collection, Ru Meyer was the business talent. Gispen had already created an outcry in the thirties with his chromed tubular steel furniture. The furniture he designed for Kembo with frames of steel rods quickly became a huge success. Model 302 was even awarded in 1954 at the Milan Triennale.

As of May 2014 Lensvelt has taken custody of Gispens heritage by taking over Kembo.

Lensvelt extended it’s design collection with seven highly acclaimed classics by W.H. Gispen. Hans Lensvelt nurtures a personal appreciation for W.H. Gispen. He admires the aesthetic quality of the designs and believes they fit perfectly in present-day interiors.

The new series is called ‘W.H. Gispen from Kembo by Lensvelt… with love’.

The WH Gispen program consists of five chairs and two armchairs.

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Ronald Hooft

Ronald Hooft (Amsterdam, 1962) designed the PH1 chair for Lensvelt together with Herman Prast. He is also called the “village architect of Amsterdam” because of his great influence on the interior of Amsterdam’s many restaurants and entertainment venues.

Among others, he designed the interior of the famous restaurant Gustavino at the Amsterdam Zuidas, where the PH1 was first applied. After that, Lensvelt produced the chair in larger numbers and applied the chair also in other interiors.

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Studio Job

Prime movers in contemporary applied art.

Soulmates Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel founded Studio Job in 2000. This studio in the Renaissance spirit is where traditional and modern techniques are combined to produce once-in-a-lifetime objects. In Studio Job, craftsmanship is more important than quantity and extreme designs take precedence over middle-of-the road options. Job Smeets: “We want to build up an oeuvre, not score a few hits.” Nynke Tynagel: “Our work is becoming increasingly expressive and our approach increasingly experimental.”

They started the studio after graduating from the Dutch Design Academy in Eindhoven; in the fifteen years since then, they have developed into the contemporary pioneers of personal expression. Technique, science and ornamental designs come together in Studio Job’s examples of Gesamtkunstwerk.

Job Smeets likes to call their style ‘New Gothic’, with perfectionism and uniqueness as its key features. Nynke Tynagel talks of a symphony orchestra where a cohesive piece of music is created from an abundance of different sounds. For a good twenty-five guilds are represented in Studio Job’s lab, from traditional craftsmen such as sculptors, furniture makers, painters and specialists in casting bronze or making stained-glass windows to modern professionals who are adept with lasers and 3D printing.

Works by Studio Job can be found in more than forty museums around the world. For Lensvelt they designed the Job Office series, stark and brightly colored pieces of furniture (and a lamp), all featuring striking accessories in gold.

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Richard Hutten

Richard Hutten (Zwollerkerspel, 1967) graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 1991 and started his own studio in Rotterdam. He worked on various furniture and interior design projects. He developed his own sober, no-nonsense style with the phrase “no sign of design”.

He is one of the prominent representatives of Droog Design. The design platform added a number of his designs to their collection, including the table The Cross.

The traditional production process plays a crucial role in his approach to designing and Hutten combines this with a real fascination for industrial production processes. For Lensvelt Hutten designed This, That, Than Chair and No Sign of Design.

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Richard Meier

Richard Meier (Newark (New Jersey), 12 October 1934) is an American architect from the second half of the 20th century, who is mainly known for his use of color white. In the Netherlands he is especially famous for his design of the city hall of The Hague (“het IJspaleis”– The Ice Palace), delivered in 1995. He is also a visual artist (collages), sculptor and designer of furniture, utensils, crockery and glass.

In 1957 he graduated with the Bachelor of Architecture at Cornell University. In 1984 he received the Pritzker Prize.

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Paolo Rizzatto

Paolo Rizzatto (Milan, 1941) graduated with a degree in Architecture from Milan Polytechnic in 1965. In his Milanese studio he freelances in the fields of architecture, interior design and design.
In 1978 he founded the company Luceplan. He has produced designs for many Italian and foreign companies and taught courses and given lectures at a number of universities.

His works have been published in magazines, catalogues and other publications in Italy and abroad, while his designs have been presented at seminars and exhibitions of architecture and design and are included in the permanent collections of numerous museums and foundations: the Milan Triennale, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Museo della Scienza e della Tecnica in Milan and Muse des Arts Decoratifs in Paris.
He has won many awards, including four Premi Compassi d’oro in 1981, 1989, 1995, 2008 and 2011 and the International Competition of Design for the Darsena di Milano‚ in 2004.

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Piet Hein Eek

Piet Hein Eek (Purmerend, 1967) graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 1990. His graduation project was a cabinet made out of scrap wood. In a time of lavishness, he chose to use a simple material and plain environment. “The combination of an unusual choice of materials and equally unusual, but simple, production methods has become the theme of our work,” he says when discussing the cabinet.

Eek designs and builds furniture, lighting and accessories. His workshop and showroom are located in an old Phillips building in Eindhoven. This building also houses a shop, restaurant, and gallery. His other activities include interior design and architecture.

Eek has designed the “Made in the Workshop” furniture line for Lensvelt. The chairs, desk, and cabinet are characterized by the use of a basic frame of square, steel pipes.

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Nina Graziosi

Nina Graziosi, the woman behind the interior architectural Graziosi Progetti.

After high school, she chose to study at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, option: “Architectural Design”, for which she was awarded her diploma in 1989.

Working in the Netherlands, she further challenged and defined her design talent and aesthetic vision. It also provided the opportunity to give het network more international allure. Milan and Paris became her ‘home’ for two years, after which she was affiliated for a short period to an Italian interior rchitects’ firm based in Amsterdam.

After this, the time was ripe for her to take the step to becoming an independent interior designer. To this day she gives herself 200% to Graziosi Progetti. This has resulted in a decisive and creative interior architects firm that has proven to be successful in both the business and the private top segment of the market since its founding in 1995.

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Mark van der Gronden

Mark van der Gronden (Eindhoven, 1975) graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2002 and opened his own studio that same year. He provokes and engages through the creative process and the materials he uses.

For him, designing means rally making the product, allwoing to showcase the possibilities of the materials used in the designs.

His work has been presented at various locations in the Netherlands, other European Countries and the United States.

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