The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam was reopened after years of renovation in 2012, and since then it is once again the pride of the city. Lensvelt has supplied furniture at the shop museum, entrance hall and founders room, designs by Joep van Lieshout, Richard Hutten, Mark van der Gronden and Paolo Rizzatto.
The prominent red Superonda banks of Poltronova in the Blikvangers space are also supplied by Lensvelt Contract.
Since September 2017 people can now meet in the hall of the museum and take a seat on one of the lounge armchairs, either the WH Gispen 301 Easy Chair or WH Gispen 302 Easy Chair of Lensvelt Contract, even if they do not want to visit the museum that day. It contributes to the concept that the main hall of the Stedelijk is more than just a space for visitors to be directed to on the way to the exhibition halls, it is a meeting place or the people of Amsterdam and those visiting it.
The Gispen Easy Chair is also called the Triennial chair, after the Milan Triennial where Model 302 received an award in 1954. The successful Model 302, with a steel wire frame, was designed by Gispen for Kembo at that time. With the acquisition of Kembo in 2014, Lensvelt gained the exclusive rights to produce seven of W.H. Gispen’s most iconic design from the fifties. One of them is this Gispen Easy Chair, on which visitors of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam can now relax or drink coffee, sitting at a matching W.H. Gispen Coffee Table. Lensvelt also supplied furniture from the No Sign Of Design collection by Richard Hutten. It is currently in the entrance area and will move to the new library in spring 2018.
Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architects, www.benthemcrouwel.nl ,
Gonny van de Moosdijk, www.basicsatall.com
Photographer: Roos Aldershoff, G.J. van Rooij (images Collection).
PRODUCTEN GEBRUIKT IN DIT PROJECT
Located in Moscow’s Gorky Park, the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art has opened in the end of 2015 to the public for the first time.
The building, which has been designed by Rem Koolhaas’ international studio OMA architects, hosts the gallery of Russian business person and art collector Dasha Zhukova. The project sees the renovation and reuse of the 1960s Vremena Goda Pavilion, with a new program containing diverse exhibition, learning, research and event space configured to showcase the best contemporary russian culture.
The interior facilitates two levels of exhibition areas as well as a creative center for children, a shop, a café, an auditorium and a variety of offices.
The new building is a groundbreaking preservation project that has transformed the famous Seasons of the Year (Soviet Modernist restaurant built in 1968), into a contemporary museum.
The new armchairs are copies of the original 1960s. Together with the project architect of OMA Ekaterina Golovatyuk and architect Timur Shabaev, the chairs were produced by Lensvelt Contract specially for the museum café and restaurant. Large 1960’s armchairs are deliberately chosen for the atmosphere to relax the guests, the tables are moved a little further apart so that everyone can talk freely without loud music. On the backside, the armchairs with large zippers are designed to store the folders in a slipcover. The choice of the two different upholstery was accomplished with Suzanne Demisch from New York.
Architecten: OMA, www.oma.eu
Photograper: Rochan Kumar Assistant of General Director LLC Park Development.
Millions of travellers enjoys their brief stay at Rijksmuseum Schiphol airport, it has art of the highest calibre. Also passengers who do not enter to the Netherlands can make knowledge in an accessible way with the Dutch culture. This is a great opportunity for the Rijksmuseum to bring his collection to the attention.
Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architects, www.benthemcrouwel.nl