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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

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WH Gispen 202 Chair

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WH Gispen Coffee Table 1 top

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WH Gispen Coffee Table 2 tops

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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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Van Eijk & Van Der Lubbe

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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.
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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.

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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

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€ 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.

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Salone del Mobile 2018 Nothing New at Fondazione Lensvelt – 4-16-2018

PH1 Barstools by &Prast&Hooft and the 101 Barstools by Maarten Baas, installation by Kevin Power & Christiaan Zwanikken

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 is this burstling, exciting and vibrant spot: Fondazione Lensvelt, a nod to Fondazione Prada. Located in Museo Diocesano, Lensvelt exhibits Nothing New during the Salone del Mobile 2018.

No Sign of Design Table and Chairs by Richard Hutten and Stealth Cabinet by Wiel Arets accompanied by factory workers

NO IDEA Couch by Rick Minkes with work from Christiaan Zwanikken.

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Come and visit Lensvelt’s anti-statement against the endless buying of new items that we do not need, while the existing furniture is still in perfect condition.
So you will not see any new products. 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/Initiator Anne van der Zwaag with designer Maarten Baas and Hans Lensvelt checking the new 101 barstool with the works of Kevin Power

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.

Stealth cabinet by Wiel Arets in a kinetic set-up accompanied by styling of Maarten Spruyt

Hans Lensvelt and designer Rick Minkes in his NO IDEA sofa

The Lazy Modernists of Atelier Van Lieshout in a kinetic set-up

Boring Tower styled by Maarten Spruyt in Fondazione Lensvelt

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.

Stylist Maarten Spruyt & Hans Lensvelt; Nothing New

Maarten Spruyt, a premier stylist and exhibition designer, designed the exciting and somewhat uncomfotable installation. In a never-before-seen moving spectacle, Spruyt brings 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 leads 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.

Nothing New is equally completely new.

Visit also 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.

Job Office Desk by Studio job decorated with a spray painted bouquet of flowers and PHE Made in the workshop office chair

NO IDEA Couch with work from Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen

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AVL Torture Chair accompanied by the work of Marleen Sleeuwits and evaporator installation by Christiaan Zwanikken

Nothing New by Fondazione Lensvelt, Bar Anne and Frame Magazine, Museo Diocesano, Corso di Porta Ticinese, 95, Milan, 17-22 April 2018.

Open Tuesday 17 to Sunday 22 April from 10 AM -19 PM. Bar Anne is open from 11 to 01 AM.

Text: Viveka van de Vliet
Photographer: Jan Willem Kaldenbach

MISSION LENSVELT
Lensvelt is an engaged and idiosyncratic non-design furniture label and project designer.
Since its founding in 1962, Lensvelt has been offering architects and interior architects the means to make ever better interiors. With innovative, authentic, ergonomic, affordable, comfortable, functional and durable furniture with a ‘twist’, Lensvelt wants to contribute to a new world that is greener, better and more social. That is why it is also a convinced proponent of locally produced goods and believes strongly in the power of loyal neighborship. The furniture label bridges the gap between the commercial world and the most innovative designers and
remarkable artists.

SALONE DEL MOBILE MILAN 2016:
SPACE ENCOUNTERS

Good designs often come from annoyance – because something is designed only for function, or just plain ugly. That is the story of how the Boring Collection came into being – born of frustration from the ambitious architectural firm Space Encounters.
During the recession, young architects in particular delivered presentations to real estate owners based on a no cure no pay formula. These designs were used for office space rental. The new tenant would get new floors, walls, ceiling and a reception as an incentive to rent the space. The tenant would then themselves
go in search of furniture for their offices. Office furniture in this lower segment must meet one requirement above all – it needs to be cheap. This results in a mess of unimaginative furniture in a cacophony of colors, shapes and materials. To offer an alternative to all the screaming ugliness Space Encounters designed the modest Boring Collection: gray, aesthetic, qualitative and also affordable. With the innovative and idiosyncratic office concept of the Boring Collection, Lensvelt and Space
Encounters won a prestigious Milano Design Award, Best Concept 2016, during the Salone del Mobile. The presentation of a Memphis-like office city of archetypal stacked desks, cabinets, office chairs, clocks
and waste bins showed a gray collection that is far from boring.

SALONE DEL MOBILE 2017:
MAARTEN BAAS

At trade fairs such as the Salone, everyone shouts for attention. Large companies do that with spectacular presentations and young designers with new ideas. “See me, hear me, look at my work!”, everyone shouts. This inspired Maarten Baas to use the title ‘May I have your attention, please?’ to draw attention to the eight different Maarten Baas 101 Chairs he designed for Lensvelt. This installation, in which the unique chairs were accompanied by dozens of whispering horns, earned Maarten Baas and Lensvelt the Milano Design Award for Best Concept in 2017. Never before has a company won this prestigious award twice. Never before has a designer won the prize twice. Both managed to do this last year.

SALONE DEL MOBILE 2018:
NOTHING NEW

Lensvelt only develops new products when necessary: when current furniture no longer satisfies and improvements are desired, or when different needs have arisen due to changing activities on the work floor. Lensvelt does not develop new products just because there is a new Salone del Mobile in Milan. Lensvelt creates sustainable, timeless designs, and not fashion items. And so no new product will be launched
in 2018.
But not going to Milan is not an option. In this context, curator, entrepreneur and publicist Anne van der Zwaag conceived the ingenious concept for Nothing New: Lensvelt reuses its own furniture by temporarily buying it back through Marktplaats, Ebay and 1st Dibs. Or by borrowing the furniture from the owners, to whom the items are returned after the Salone. The exhibited pieces will be complemented by showroom items. Nothing New, which will be presented in Museo Diocesano, is Lensvelt’s anti-statement against the endless buying of new items that we do not need, while the existing furniture is still in perfect condition. This museum will be renamed Fondazione Lensvelt during the Salone del Mobile 2018, a nod to Fondazione Prada. The repurchased design icons from Lensvelt are from top designers 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, Simo Heikkilä.

1. AVL CLOUD TABLE
The AVL Cloud Table is everything that a traditional table is not. It looks nothing like a normal table either: the AVL Cloud Table is not square, not flat and does not have four legs either. This table resembles a collection of clouds, balls or sky that brings people and ideas together. Atelier van Lieshout designed the Cloud Table in 2012 as a bar
table. The polyester-based cloud offers a place where people come together. It symbolizes the freedom and
volatility of clouds, as well as the liberation of the office worker.

2. AVL SPIDER CHAIR
There were no wooden stackable chairs on the market. So Atelier van Lieshout designed the AVL Spider Chair for Lensvelt in 2012. For four years Joep van Lieshout and Hans Lensvelt further developed the chair until a robust design emerged in 2016 that carries the DNA of both.

3. AVL WORKBENCH
In 1995 Atelier van Lieshout designed the AVL Workbench. A sober, robust table made of 100% polyester. The roughly finished legs in combination with a contrasting mirror-smooth table top is suitable for any office or reception room where colour and functionality play a major role. The table is timeless and even more beautiful with the years because the
scratches create a beautiful patina.

4. AVL LAZY MODERNIST
Joep van Lieshout finds an old Chinese Lazy Boy on the street near the Rotterdam garbage. He removes the upholstery and provides the frame with new foam. The chair looks as if it has escaped from the cockpit of a spaceship. Hans Lensvelt happens to be in the vicinity of the studio, sits on the foam, sinks through it, but is immediately sold. A new chair in the Lensvelt collection was born. On 20 July 2017 journalist Jeroen Junte interviewed Joep van Lieshout in the series ‘May I Have Your Attention, Please?’ at Lensvelt in Amsterdam. The remarkable Lazy Modernist is introduced. Upholstered, equipped with mobile elements and a poker to enter the relax position. According to Hans Lensvelt, this is the workplace of the future.

5. AVL TORTURE CHAIR
is an interpretation of the AVL Office Chair originally developed in 2002 for insurer Interpolis. It was custom-made for an eccentric, art-loving doctor in Maastricht. During the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague in 2014, all world leaders sat on the AVL Office Chair: Barack Obama, the world’s most powerful man, Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande and Vladimir Putin.

6. PHE MADE IN THE WORKSHOP
OFFICE CHAIR

A chair by Piet Hein Eek from 2011. The material and technique used for the construction are exactly the same as those of the Made in the Workshop Stackable Chair. Here too the tubes of the square section are welded together and the corners are visible. The back is striking because of a subtle decorative element: a screw with a round, flat back with
which the seat is attached. The upholstered chair, equipped with a mechanism under the seat to adjust the height, is a perfect work chair and conference chair.

7. PH1 BARSTOOL
by Ronald Hooft was designed in 2007 especially for restaurants and hotels. The swivel bar stool with high seating comfort was immediately a popular bar stool in top restaurants. The seat and back are covered with robust Tribe leather (from a Western European bull). The chassis consists of a cross base and a column of transparent lacquered steel.

8. NO IDEA
is a design by Rick Minkes from 2017 and consists of separate elements and remarkable 135 cm high back and side walls. A recognizable piece with a pure and understated design. This series of seating furniture consists of three benches and a club chair that can
be placed in all kinds of configurations.

9. BORING TOWER
from Space Encounters is the complete Boring Collection stacked into a Memphis-like office city of archetypal desks, cupboards, office chairs, clocks and waste bins. This “office building” arose just like the Memphis movement in Italy, but then 25 years later.

10. THIS BUCKET CHAIR
There was a need for a new, distinctive chair with armrests. A chair with the same design language as the elegant, stackable and lightweight bestseller: This Chair, which Hutten developed in 2004 together
with Lensvelt. It became This Bucket Chair in 2017. This instant classic has a familiar typology: the tub. But then with a new appearance and production process. Lensvelt and Hutten have done extensive research on ergonomics and comfort. This Bucket Chair is better than any other chair. A special plastic has been used: the same material that car manufacturers use for the bumpers of cars. The combination of this material and the positioning of the mounting points ensures that the scale moves with respect to the frame. This makes the chair ingenious, aesthetic,flexible, elegant, functional, affordable, circular and extremely comfortable.

11. MILITARY TABLE
In the year that De Stijl celebrates its centenary (2017), Rietveld Originals and Lensvelt start a special collaboration: Lensvelt becomes exclusive distributor of Gerrit Rietveld’s Military Furniture series for the business market.
The famous art movement De Stijl 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 built the famous Rietveld Schröder House and designed a series of Military furniture for the Catholic Military Home in Utrecht. For this he made the first use of 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.

12. JOB CABINET
Job Cabinet by Studio Job from 2011 has the archetype of the classic steel storage cabinet. But this cabinet has a remarkable twist. In the ingenious lock, which is completely visible on the inside of the door, a gigantic fairy-tale-like key forms a
striking contrast with the sleek appearance of the
cabinet. Job Cabinet has six shelves, four of which
cover only half the depth of the cupboard.

13. FOREST FOR THE TREES
A decorative coat rack by Ineke Hans, designed in 2005, made from sheet steel. The parts are cut from a plate with the aid of a laser. The branches are folded over, the two tree parts are pushed together
and then the coat rack is lacquered. Forest For The
Trees can serve as a single tree or as a ‘forest’.

14. STUDIO 2 DUO TABLE
Marcel Wanders designed this generous workspace for two people in 2002. The table has angular and round shapes that harmoniously coexist. The workplace is flexible: adjustable, with extras such as various
cable channels, partition walls and linked arrangements
for several people. This way the perfect workplace
can be created for every situation.

16. CANE DIVAN
The renowned Finnish interior designer and Professor Simo Heikkilä, together with his friend designer Maarten Van Severen, gave workshops at the University of Industrial Arts in Helsinki. At the workshop
of Maarten Van Severen, Hans Lensvelt saw the Cane Divan for the first time in 1990. It was love at first sight.
Not so much because of the innovation of this chaise longue but because of the combination of materials:
the warm rattan with the industrial stainless steel frame and the unique, elegant composition. Lensvelt:
‘Cane Divan is the most beautiful and most comfortable
chaise longue I know.’ The classic that remains
relevant has been reissued by Lensvelt and was presented
in 2015 during the Salone del Mobile.

17. NO SIGN OF DESIGN CHAIR
AND TABLE

Richard Hutten, one of the Netherlands’ most internationally successful designers, launched No Sign Of Design in 1989 as part of his graduation project at the Design Academy Eindhoven. The furniture
series is an anti-design statement against Bořek Šípek’s neo-baroque style and other postmodernists who dominated Dutch furniture in the early nineties. With No Sign of Design Hutten radically returned to the essence of form, as Rietveld had done before. The production of these icons had been a wish of
Hans Lensvelt’s for years because of the sober
no-nonsense style. Since 2014, the No Sign Of Design
series has been included in the collection.

NOTHING NEW: MAARTEN SPRUYT
Lensvelt invited Maarten Spruyt, a premier art director, stylist, exhibition designer and curator, to design the Nothing New installation. He started off as a stylist but transmit his clear vision and sensitivity to several design domains. He is fascinated by the mix and the contrast of all different subjects and intensely treats everything as layered as it could be. Spruyt works for renowned institutions such as the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, and with world famous photographers as Petrovsky & Ramone and Mario Testino.

In a never-before-seen moving spectacle, Spruyt brings together Lensvelts iconic designs with autonomous art and photo works and installations he has selected himself. He seeks the limits of what is possible. This leads to an exciting interaction between disciplines, a collaboration that fits the spirit of the times. The interesting balance between where one stops and the other starts is characteristic
of the stylist.

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 will transform the gallery under the seven arches of the Museo Diocesano into a furniture production and assembly line. Referring visually and emotionally to the scale of factories but also to
anonymous, lonely office environments.

In these arches humorous photos by Isabelle Wenzel are buried under binders or half visible in a filin abinet. Also on display are works by Marleen Sleeuwits, that turn our perception of space upside down, featuring anonymous work and living environments
and empty places without identity, such as offices, hotels, and airports. Spruyt draws parallels with the British artist and inventor Jim Whiting who became famous in 1984 when he had kinetic robotic figures dance in Herbie Hancock’s music video Rockit (and won the very first MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction). That work has similarities with the contemporary work of the
artist Christiaan Zwanikken. His kinetic and mechanical sculptures are controlled by means of electric mtors and computer technology, and presented next to furniture from the Lensvelt collection that
moves, opens and closes, as a nod to a furniture quality test.

Spruyt addresses social issues such as displaced
persons – homeless people, refugees – and illegality. This is illustrated in The Invisible Man Project by Michiel Voet, in which he tells the story about his friendship with the refugee Karim Ramtani. Or war and violence, the theme of the disturbing Shell Shock Syndrome from Felix Burger that stands next to the Military Table of Gerrit Rietveld. These are themes that play a role in society over time, unchanged, and with which Spruyt wants to touch a sensitive string. In the courtyard you can comfortably lounge in the Cane Divan and talk to The Oracle of Atelier Van Lieshout. The mechanically moving head that reinforces poetic, philosophical, or politically incorrect text messages from the audience, serves as a mirror of our society.

Maarten Spruyt creates an alienating, oppressive and confrontational environment that evokes emotions n the sometimes uncomfortable visitors. He puts existing works in a different light and shows a
new image that makes people think. Nothing new and everything new.

Well-known artists whom you rarely see at a design fair like in Milan, made self-reliant work available: Joep van Lieshout, Felix Burger, Christaan
Zwanikken, Michel Voet, Marleen Sleeuwits, Isabelle
Wenzel, Kevin Power, Sander Breure and Witte van
Hulzen, Freudenthal Verhagen and Alet Pilon.

A. MARLEEN SLEEUWITS
Artist Marleen Sleeuwits (1980) is mainly interested in the illusory character of depicted spaces. Or to put it more precisely: in and with her work she creates situations in which the spectator is confused by a realistic-looking representation of a space that is completely artificial. She gets her inspiration from anonymous work and residential environments and places without identity, such as offices, hotels, and airports. In recent work Sleeuwits builds new spaces or sculptures with materials from such spaces, such as laminate, suspended ceilings, parquet strips and fluorescent tubes, which she then photographs. The antitheses between real and artificial,
current and imitative, concrete and virtual, two- and three-dimensional, create a visual experience that temporarily alienates the spectator from the feeling of time and place. What do I actually see? What is the scale? Where am I? How do I physically relate to the space that I see before me? The
last question arises because Sleeuwits plays a game with another space-related aspect of photography, namely the way in which it creates an alternative for the depicted space and the space in which the viewer finds himself. She leaves us with a disoriented feeling. It plays with our perception of time,
place and event, which no longer seems to exist as a unit.

B. THE ORACLE
of AVL is a two and a half meter high totem cup made at the invitation of the Amsterdam 4 and 5 May committee in 2014. It was on the Dam in Amsterdam and touches on the themes of 5 May, such as freedom
of speech and the fact that people do not always formulate their own thoughts, but blindly take over those of another. The Oracle reiterates text messages from the audience, with the head moving mechanically.
The texts can be poetic and noble, but also unadulterated and politically incorrect.
Text your message to: +31617042022.

C. SANDER BREURE AND
WITTE VAN HULZEN

One of the main concerns of the work of Sander Breure (1985) and Witte van Hulzen (1984) is an expanded
research into the history of portraiture and its relationship with theatre. The work encompasses the vast range of human [facial] expressions and how over time certain gestures become associated with
and also disassociated from not only emotions but also social positions and activities. or their long-term performance at Utrecht train station, they worked with a group of actors that performed highly choreographed quotidian activities that almost go unnoticed in the location. However once the commuters noticed the movements and actions
of the actors they became witness to a theatre of the everyday that has suddenly unwoven itself from the fabric of daily life. Taking place for half a year, this work raised the question when performance

becomes labor and vice versa. Currently, the duo continues the research into the
archive of human gestures, but this time creating repository of head busts that can match sculpted torsos in different positions. Here the sculptures become the performers and are activated in staged scenarios in the space and in relation to the audience. While actors almost become living sculptures, the sculptures almost become persons, but neither manages to completely cross over to the other. The
thin membrane between life and death keeps them apart. (text: Sohrab Mohebbi)

D. FREUDENTHAL / VERHAGEN
The well-known Dutch photography duo Freudenthal / Verhagen (Carmen Freudenthal, 1965 and Elle Verhagen, 1962) is based in Amsterdam. Both studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Carmen studying Photography and Elle Fashion Design. They met after graduatingIn 1988 and started working together on an assignment for a design label. There was an immediate mutual recognition and taste in what (fashion) images should look like. Their collaboration began with a publication in I-D magazine in 1989. From that moment on they have searched for ways to

stretch the traditional definition of photography, to make cross-overs between fashion and art and to
visualize cultural relevance. The images have been diverse in discipline and form over the years, but
often tell a layered and sometimes disturbing story, using and mixing different media to create a unique visuallanguage. In their infinite love for photography and addiction
to the unexpected and unusual, Freudenthal / Verhagen stretches the boundaries of photography. The
duo brings together photos in 3 D installations and translates projected videos into photos. By printing
on silk and adding epoxy or rubber, the photographers change the usually flat surface of a picture and surprise the viewer with a manipulated reality.

E. CHRISTIAAN ZWANIKKEN
The Dutch artist Christiaan Zwanikken (1967) received international recognition for his kinetic and mechanical sculptures, sound works and installations. His complex moving sculptures look like humans, animals or plants and are controlled using electric motors and computer technology. He often combines different media, robotics, biology, microcontrollers and sound. His works are both an artistic and a technological experiment in which innovation and finds play an important role. In his research into the relationship between man, nature,

science and technology, Zwanikken combines the living with the lifeless. Each sculpture is therefore both mechanical and autonomous and has its own ‘identity’ that is controlled by software, electronic, sensory and artificial speech. Although he uses ‘hard’ technologies such as machines and operating systems, he always tries to appeal to people and ‘soft’ technologies. His art has departed from the domain of plastic work in order to enter that of
plasmic work. At first his pieces are clearly identifiable but as the interaction of the work with the viewer unfolds, they are given other potentialities and they take on new forms. In the hybrid animal installations, they attach themselves to any and all forms of animal life. By additionally hyper-synchronizing the movements of his work to electronic or acoustic sound compositions, Zwanikken creates what he calls ‘techno-plasmic entities’. These are new creations that jump along the evolutionary ladder and are not limited by their real-world anatomy.

F. ISABELLE WENZEL
Isabelle Wenzel (1982) is a photographer, artist and also acrobat. In her work she asks herself: Who am I? What is the relationship we have with each other? She uses her body as a ‘responsive form’ to capture
movements and almost impossible poses in surreal scenes. With these moving studies of the human body she confronts the viewer with questions and emotions. Wenzel enters the theatre stage as a photographer, model, sculpture and finally also as a spectator, merged into one medium. Sometimes she is still recognizable, sometimes her body parts seem to sing from the space by the colour and structure of the clothes and the props and sometimes her body even functions as a side table or plinth for still-life’s with stacked crockery and vases. The distorted bodies give access to a sculptural world in which there is no question of the person or personality. Wenzel’s world offers new perspectives. Within ten seconds, Wenzel gives us a fleeting glimpse of memories, of something that has been, giving your own imagined reality and associations the greatest possible space.

G. FELIX BURGER
Felix Burger (1983) develops expansive and spacious room installations; accessible stages with objects, films, drawings and sound. Starting point of his work are often images of collective memory that he sends through his personal matrix and transforms them into an often absurd and disturbing composition. His work ‘Shell Shock Syndrome’ (2014) is a contemporary version of the horror cabinet of dr. Caligari (1920). The theatrical choreography consisting of a
fifty-piece chorus of ramshackle, ceramic and mechanical dolls and cyborgs that are connected to each other with electronic wires. These alter egos by Felix Burger perform fragments from the Matthäus-Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach. Suffering, death and resurrection become a biographical lament, balancing between slapstick and drama, between intellectual world theatre and a children’s room worked out in detail. Failure is the visible central theme in
his installation.

H. MICHIEL VOET
The multidisciplinary artist, photographer and theatre maker Michiel Voet (1964) works at home and abroad and in different contexts. As an autonomous artist and scenographer, he often collaborates with theatre directors, composers and writers. Voet received a lot of attention for the photo series and the theatre project The Invisible Man Project. It tells the remarkable story of his friendship with the elusive, illegal refugee Karim Ramtani. Voet met Algerian Karim Ramtani in his studio in Amsterdam-Noord. They talked about Ramtani’s dreams of a better life, but they also talked a lot about art. A collaboration arose that resulted in a remarkable series of photographs followed by the theatre production The Invisible Man. A performance that is still being played, both in the Netherlands and abroad. In the project Voet talks about the encounter and the fascination he developed for the life of this stranger. Then Ramtani tells the same story, but from his perspective. About how he once arrived in
Amsterdam from Algiers. And about his hidden and unpolished life in Europe. In March of this year, the artist and theatre maker travelled to Algeria where he held performances and made a new series of photographs. Voet followed the routes that immigrants and refugees take to the Mediterranean. As a solitary protester, he took action
against the terrible tragedy that has taken place in
the last ten years around the Mediterranean.

I. JOEP VAN LIESHOUT /
ATELIER VAN LIESHOUT

After graduating at the Rotterdam Art Academy, enfant terrible and sculptor Joep van Lieshout quickly rose to fame with projects that travelled between the world of easy-clean design and the nonfunctional
area of art: sculpture and installations, buildings and furniture, utopias and dystopias. In 1995, Van Lieshout founded his studio and has been working solely under the studio’s name ever since. The studio moniker exists in Van Lieshouts practice as a methodology toward undermining the myth of the artistic genius. Van Lieshout has established a multidisciplinary practice that produces works on the borders between art, design, and
architecture. By investigating the thin line between manufacturing art and mass-producing functional objects, he seeks to find the boundaries between fantasy and function, between fertility and destruction. Van Lieshout dissects systems, be it society as a whole or the human body; he experiments, looks for alternatives, takes exhibitions as experiments for
recycling, and has even declared an independent state: AVL-Ville (2001). A free state in the Rotterdam harbour, with a minimum of rules, a maximum of liberties, and the highest degree of autarky. All of these activities are conducted within VanLieshouts signature style of provocation – be it political or material. Van Lieshout combines an imaginative aesthetic and ethic with a spirit of entrepreneurship; his work has motivated movements in the fields of architecture and ecology, and has been internationally celebrated, exhibited, and published. His works share a number of recurring themes, motives, and obsessions: systems, power, autarky, life, sex, and death – each of these trace the human individual in the face of a greater whole.

J. KEVIN POWER
Kevin Power makes art, performance and costume to witness and heal what is happening inside of him and around him. Kevin is deeply moved by the beauty of the earth and realizes that she is the true mother of us all. Observing how we as human kind behave ruthlessly and destructively towards ourselves, the planet and other species, he strongly feels the urge to recover our sensibility and restore our soul. He processes this in his artwork for which he lets himself be inspired by stories, mythologies and shamanism. By recycling and re-purposing materials, he creates on the edge of having something to offer in its investigation. The art work becomes the witness and serves to heal. Power: ‘We are our own myth, our own creation, evolving in mutation with a vibrancy
in the hope of finding shelter in our vulnerability.’ Kevin Power started an art-spiritual-fashion project in 2015 calling it the “Dali Lamas Pajamas”. Challenging the fashion system, these one of a kind garments are intended for cocooning into the great infinity that is inward. Self-healing garments that invite the wearer to Wear the Prayer and come home to oneself, to who the wearer is in all one’s stupendous splendour. Power: ‘We are here for one another, we heal one another. Go gently on the earth.’

K. ALET PILON
The works are about power, powerlessness, the fear of death and loneliness. Intense memories from her life form the basis for the works. Growing up in a Christian environment as the daughter of a general practitioner, Alet Pilon feared death and felt an enormous feeling of oppression on her life. By following a fashion education (Academy of Fine Arts
Utrecht, 1971) she thought she could escape these inner fears by choosing the stylized exterior and
aesthetics. It only gave her temporary respite. A need arose to portray feelings of loneliness and vulnerability in a series of works that had nothing to do with fashion and applied art, but stemmed from their own visual language. Like ‘The Boy’ from the series ‘Talk to me’ (2011). He is both animal and human. A fragile-looking figure in jeans, sneakers and a sweater, without a face, with a protective skin of plaster cast and goat horns.

REBELLIOUS BAR
The museum offers more anti-statements. In addition to Frame Magazine, which provides an interview program with Dutch and international designers, Space Encounters has designed a rebellious bar. ‘Bar Anne is a manifesto, a radical statement against the craziness of all the money-wasting, all but sustainable design fairs, of which one can question the use,’ says Remi Versteeg, together with Gijs Baks, Joost Baks and Stijn de Weerd founder of the acclaimed architectural firm Space Encounters. ‘There is always an abundance of presentations and products and visitors have to run back and forth to see as much as possible. The whole phenomenon of ‘fairs’ should be viewed more critically,’ they believe. Where can you share that critical note better than in Milan’s design mecca itself? Between Zona Tortona and the city centre, in the historic Museo Diocesano, Space Encounters offers a welcome alternative: a bar with an integrated spectacular light installation by Children of the Light. A usable exposition, a low-key relaxation hang-out, experience, meeting  and networking space, creative hub and food hall for everyone who needs something else. Curator, entrepreneur and publicist Anne van der Zwaag selected
talented (emerging) designers who made something that would benefit the interior of the bar: Rick Tegelaar, VANTOT, Mae Engelgeer, Klaas Kuiken, Dirk Vander Kooij, Jólan van der Wiel, Handmade Industrials, Jelle Mastenbroek, NIGHTSHOP, Sabine Marcelis, Brit van Nerven, Kranen / Gille, Fransje Gimbrère, Aart van Asseldonk, and from Belgium – Muller Van Severen. Also generous partners who feel at home with this
concept: Acosorb, Qbiq, Gira, Tarkett, InventDesign, Weltevree, Heineken, Finsa, Baars & Bloemhoff,
Hartweil and Carpet Sign participate in this unruly Gesamtkunstwerk.
Fondazione Lensvelt & Nothing New, Frame magazine
and Bar Anne, Museo Diocesano, Corso di Porta Ticinese,
95, Milan, 17-22 April 2018.

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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Hans Lensvelt cordially invites you to the opening cocktail of Nothing New at Fondazione Lensvelt – 3-29-2018

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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May I have your attention please? 4 # 12 – 3-28-2018

Lensvelt gallery, Herengracht 178, Amsterdam.

Men in wool hats and swimming shorts are sitting in a wood-fired Dutchtub designed by Floris Schoonderbeek in the courtyard of the Lensvelt gallery on the Herengracht. A temporary swing hanging from a branch on the tree opposite the building is from ‘public space hacker’ Thor ter Kulve. Both designers exhibit at Lensvelt in the series: May I have your attention, please?

It is the fourth edition of -May I have your attention, please?- in which Jeroen Junte interviewed Floris Schoonderbeek of label Weltevree on Thursday 22 March at the Architekten Cie. In line with the set-up of this series, Schoonderbeek invited a promising talent: Thor ter Kulve.

Interview with Jeroen Junte, Floris Schoonderbeek and Thor ter Kuile at Architecten Cie.
Pictures: Jan Willem Kaldenbach.

A few thousand Dutchtubs have been sold, says Schoonderbeek. The challenge is to continue to develop the product. Whilst the sober luxury associated with the tub has become commonplace, the way to heat it is being reviewed to achieve as little emission as possible, as is the material it’s made of: polyester. Polyester is terrible – bad for the environment, according to Junte, but also very suitable for this application, challenges Schoonderbeek.

What characterizes Schoonderbeek is that he formulates what we are missing. Whether he designs the Tablebench, Patio High Back or Guidelight for Weltevree, the dancing electricity mast as an art commission, the Rijnhuisje – a legal mobile home, or the start-up – the Lolo charging station for electric driving. ‘I help people understand how to live sustainably, because even if they want to, they don’t always know how,’ says the designer. ‘Weltevree products stimulate an adventurous and active lifestyle, radiate freedom and independence. They bring you comfortably close to nature and help you to see and use your surroundings again. In addition, there is always a clear functionality that gives extra value’, he says.

The recently introduced Tablebench, designed by Jair Straschnow, is actually a physical expression of research by the designer into how people live. Tablebench is a workplace, but also terrace, garden, balcony table or bench that you can sit on in different ways. The Groundfridge is an innovative interpretation of the traditional cool cellar, for the new urban citizen that wants to live a modern self-sufficient existence, complete with their own vegetable garden. Hans Lensvelt was the first person to see the prototype of this sustainable “refrigerator” buried in the garden before the product went to the Salone in Milan. ‘Four years later, five have been produced, the product is in full swing. We are looking for a way to develop the first 75 copies industrially and we are surprised by the huge number of requests’, says the designer. Schoonderbeek is in tune with the spirit of the times: he offers an answer to the modern houses that are built without a basement, although the need has returned: people are more concerned with food, with their own cultivation. Groundfridge can also serve as a mini-bar on a campsite, or as a modern beach tent. ‘Or as a hurricane shelter?’ Junte suggests. Schoonderbeek: ‘That too; you can store so much food that two people can eat for a year.’

he exhibition can be seen at the Lensvelt gallery until the end of April 2018, Herengracht 178, Amsterdam.

Exhibition at the Lensvelt gallery, Herengracht 178, Amsterdam.

Jan Willem van Elten, Elwin Jonkers of Senso, Floris Schoonderbeek and Joep van Lieshout

Reinier Bende, Floris Schoonderbeek, Hans Lensvelt, Bülent Yokus and Rick Minkes enjoying the Dutchtub.
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Hans Vermeulen of DUS architects, journalist Jeroen Junte and Corien Pompe of Philips Design.

Design critic Adri Vlasblom, Swan Lian Kwee Art Director of Vogue and Hans Lensvelt

Marleen Kurvers of orphaned art gallery Oode, designer Geke Lensink and journalist Viveka van Vliet enjoying the gadering.

Colleague designer Geke Lensink makes use of Thor ter Kulve’s Swing.

Tekst: Viveka van de Vliet
Photography: Jan Willem Kaldenbach

May I have your attention please? 4 # 12

Lensvelt gallery, Herengracht 178, Amsterdam.

Mannen in zwembroek of badjas met wintermuts zitten in een houtgestookte Dutchtub van Floris Schoonderbeek op de binnenplaats van Lensvelt gallery aan de Herengracht. En een tijdelijke schommel aan de boom tegenover het pand is van de ‘openbare ruimte hacker’ Thor ter Kulve. Beide ontwerpers exposeren bij Lensvelt in de serie: May I have your attention, please?

Het is de vierde editie van -May I have your attention, please?- waarin Jeroen Junte Floris Schoonderbeek van label Weltevree interviewde op donderdag 22 maart in een zaal van de Architekten Cie. Volgens de opzet van deze serie, nodigde Schoonderbeek een veelbelovend talent uit: Thor ter Kulve.

Interview with Jeroen Junte, Floris Schoonderbeek and Thor ter Kuile at Architecten Cie.
Pictures: Jan Willem Kaldenbach.

Van de Dutchtub zijn er inmiddels een paar duizend verkocht, vertelt Schoonderbeek. De uitdaging is om het product steeds verder te ontwikkelen. Intussen is de sobere luxe die hoort bij de tub gemeengoed geworden, wordt er nagedacht over de manier van stoken: met goed hout en zo min mogelijk uitstoot, en over het materiaal polyester. Dat materiaal is troep, volgens Junte, maar ook supergoed voor deze toepassing, volgens Schoonderbeek.

Kenmerkend voor de ontwerper is, dat hij formuleert wat wij missen. Of hij nu de Tablebench, Patio High Back of Guidelight voor Weltevree ontwerpt, of de dancing elektriciteitsmast als kunstopdracht, het Rijnhuisje, een legaal mobiel vakantiehuisje, of de start-up: de Lolo laadpaal voor elektrisch rijden. ‘Ik neem mensen mee in hoe ze duurzaam zouden kunnen leven, want ze willen wel maar weten niet altijd hoe’, vertelt de ontwerper. ‘De producten van Weltevree stimuleren een avontuurlijke en actieve levensstijl, stralen vrijheid en onafhankelijkheid uit. Ze brengen je op een comfortabele manier dicht bij de natuur en helpen je opnieuw je omgeving te zien en te gebruiken. Daarnaast zit er altijd een heldere functionaliteit in die het gebruik extra waarde geeft’, zegt hij.

De onlangs geïntroduceerde Tablebench, ontworpen door Jain Straschnow, is eigenlijk een samenvatting van een onderzoek van de ontwerper naar in welke settings mensen zitten. Tablebench is werkplek, maar evengoed terras-, tuin-, balkontafel of bank waar je op verschillende manieren aan kunt zitten. De Groundfridge is een innovatieve variant van de traditionele koelkelder, voor de nieuwe wereldburger met eigen moestuin en een modern zelfvoorzienend bestaan. Hans Lensvelt was de eerste persoon die het prototype van deze duurzame in de tuin ingegraven ‘koelkast’ zag, voordat het product naar de Salone in Milaan ging. ‘Vier jaar later zijn er vijf geproduceerd, is het product volop in beweging, zoeken we een manier om de eerste 75 exemplaren industrieel te ontwikkelen en zijn we verrast door de enorme aantallen aanvragen’, vertelt de ontwerper. Schoonderbeek voelt de tijdsgeest goed aan: hij biedt een antwoord op de moderne huizen die vaak zonder kelder worden gebouwd, terwijl mensen daar juist weer behoefte aan hebben: ze zijn meer met voedsel bezig, met het zelf verbouwen. Groundfrigde kan ook dienst doen als mini-bar op een camping, als moderne strandtent. ‘Of als huricane shelter?’, oppert Junte. ‘Dat ook; je kunt er zoveel voedsel in opslaan dat  twee personen er een jaar lang van kunnen eten.’

En dan zijn er nog de projecten als de tijdelijke autarkische strandbar tijdens het  culturele festival Into The Great Wide Open op Vlieland. In plaats van op een beurs te gaan staan, laat Weltevree een groep mensen die dezelfde waardes delen als eten en muziek dienen als ‘proefkonijnen’. De ontwerper kijkt hoe ze op de autarkische strandtuin reageren en afhankelijk durven zijn van windenergie en water dat ze opslaan in een watertoren. De Dutchtub wordt gevuld met zeewater en verwarmd met juthout van het eiland. Eten wordt bereid op de Outdooroven van ontwerper Dick van Hoff.

Schoonderbeek is ook ondernemer. Hij kocht een voormalig gymnasium in Arnhem om er wonen en werken te combineren en de rest te verhuren aan andere ondernemers. Zo hebben ze veel gemeen, Floris Schoonderbeek en Thor ter Kuile. Beiden zijn als productontwerper afgestudeerd aan ArtEZ in Arnhem (Floris in 2002, Thor in 2012). Ter Kulve woont eveneens bijzonder: op een autarkische boot met zonnepanelen en een composttoilet in hartje Londen. Anders dan in Nederland met vaste ligplekken, legt hij zijn zelfgebouwde boot elke twee weken op een andere plek. Zo hoeft de stadsnomade geen huur of liggeld te betalen.

Waarom Schoonderbeek zijn voormalige stagiair vroeg, vraagt Junte. ‘Omdat ik zijn manier van met de openbare ruimte omgaan bewonder’, zegt hij. Ter Kulve rekt graag de regels op en hackt de ruimte. Dat begon met een mobiel boom-wenteltrapje, de Canopystair, ontwikkeld tijdens zijn master aan de Royal College of Art in Londen, waarmee je elke boom kunt verkennen. De Swing die je aan iedere paal of boom kunt bevestigen (opgenomen in de Weltevree-collectie), de prullenbak als tijdelijke barbecue, de Water Fountain aan een brandweerkraan en een Park Bench Bubble om even in je eigen bubble te zitten, het zijn producten die een idee van vrijheid, van spelen uitstralen, vertelt hij. Ook al is Ter Kulve productontwerper, hij voelt zich kunstenaar, maar onderscheid zich ook weer van de kunstenaar doordat hij vindt dat zijn werken functioneel moeten zijn.

De Swing wordt in elk geval volop functioneel gebruikt voor de deur van Lensvelt. En binnen hangen Guidelights, er staan twee houtgestookte Dutchtubs en de nieuwe Tablebenches. Met de collectie van Thor ter Kulve en van Weltevree ga je op avontuur in je eigen achtertuin, creëer je comfort in de middle of nowhere, maar evengoed in en voor de galerie van Lensvelt.

De expositie is nog t/m eind april 2018 bij Lensvelt gallery, Herengracht 178, Amsterdam.

Exhibition at the Lensvelt gallery, Herengracht 178, Amsterdam.

Jan Willem van Elten, Elwin Jonkers of Senso, Floris Schoonderbeek and Joep van Lieshout

Reinier Bende, Floris Schoonderbeek, Hans Lensvelt, Bülent Yokus and Rick Minkes enjoying the Dutchtub.

Hans Vermeulen of DUS architects, journalist Jeroen Junte and Corien Pompe of Philips Design.

Design critic Adri Vlasblom, Swan Lian Kwee Art Director of Vogue and Hans Lensvelt

Marleen Kurvers of orphaned art gallery Oode, designer Geke Lensink and journalist Viveka van Vliet enjoying the gadering.

Colleague designer Geke Lensink makes use of Thor ter Kulve’s Swing.

Tekst: Viveka van de Vliet
Fotografie: Jan Willem Kaldenbach

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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ZUS Sits – 3-20-2018

ZUS Zones Urbaines Sensibles
Photgrapher: Inga Powilleit

The architects, urban planners and landscape architects from ZUS sit on chairs from the Lensvelt collection. Boring Office Chairs from Space Encounters are at the conference table. At the lunch table the different Maarten Baas 101 chairs.

The conviction of the founders of ZUS – landscape architects Elma van Boxel and Kristian Koreman – is that every place has the potential to be unique and exciting. This also applies to their own workplace in the Schieblock in Rotterdam. In this building they started an anti-squat project in 2001 that became one of the most important cultural breeding grounds in the city. Here you will find lectures, debates, a bar, a ‘Roof-field’ with bees and vegetables, a restaurant, numerous companies and on the third floor ZUS (short for Zones Urbaines Sensibles).

From a two-man business, ZUS grew to a company with thirty employees. Time for more serious furniture. ‘Because there are scale models everywhere and cabinets full of books, we wanted as little interior as possible with that messiness’, says Elma van Boxtel. ‘That’s why we chose good, modest, and well-designed gray Boring Office Chairs (and waste bins) that provide peace of mind at workplaces and at the conference table.’

A freer, happier image fits the lunch table, according to ZUS. The architects, urban planners and landscape architects now have 101 seats by Maarten Baas. A choice was made to combine various colors and back shapes. As a family, they form a funny and playful image together.

‘When I re-did the office, I immediately knew that I wanted these chairs from Lensvelt’, says Van Boxtel. ‘The quality is high, the price is right, and the picture is unique and special. Sustainability is also absolutely important. We were looking for timeless furniture that you do not tire of.’

About ZUS
Elma van Boxel (1975) and Kristian Koreman (1978) both trained as landscape architects. Van Boxel then studied architecture and urban design, Koreman philosophy. In 2001 they founded ZUS. In the early years they were seen as alternatives in architecture. While others made the largest, wildest buildings, Koreman and Van Boxel were fascinated by spatial developments in the Parisian banlieues, which are called Zones Urbaines Sensibles by the French government – hence the name ZUS. Instead of designing icons, they made plans for vacant office buildings. The Schieblock, divided by the 400 meter long walkway, the Luchtsingel, is an example of this.

In 2007, ZUS won the prestigious Jonge Maaskant Prize as a promising agency. Currently, Almere Duin is being realized, a neighborhood with three thousand homes around an artificial dune landscape with which Almere gets its own Bloemendaal aan Zee, with beaches, valleys with fens and fruit trees. ZUS is working on a book entitled “Incomplete & Unfinished”, in 2017 ZUS won, together with ‘District E and Powerhouse Company, the competition for the entrance area of the station square Eindhoven and you can find an overview exhibition  of their most provocative work in the Museo de Arte Moderno in the Colombian city of Medellin.

ZUS Zones Urbaines Sensibles
Photgrapher: Inga Powilleit

Prizewinning

With Maarten Baas, Space Encounters and Lensvelt, ZUS has brought winners within their office walls. Lensvelt and Space Encounters won the Milano Design Award, Best Concept 2016 with the Boring Collection. A Memphis-like office city of archetypal stacked desks, cupboards, office chairs, clocks and waste bins.

In 2017, Lensvelt again won the Milano Design Award, Best Concept. Now together with Maarten Baas. May I have your attention, please? consisted of unique 101 Chairs with eight different backs, from A up to H, and fourteen upholstery and a series of horns from which whispering voices sounded. A statement against the cry for attention that is the Salone del Mobile.  Never before have both a company and a designer won the award twice. Label and contract manufacturer Lensvelt and designer Maarten Baas have succeeded in doing that.

ZUS Zones Urbaines Sensibles
Photgrapher: Inga Powilleit

Nothing New in Fondazione Lensvelt
Lensvelt presents a spectacular anti-statement during the Salone del Mobile 2018 in Museo Diocesane: Nothing New. An installation with icons of star designers and artists. In collaboration with top stylist Maarten Spruyt and a concept by Anne van der Zwaag. Nothing New captures the spirit of the age, come and see Fondazione Lensvelt.

Salone del Mobile, Nothing New, Museo Diocesan, Corso di Porta Ticinese, 95, from April 17-22, 2018.

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Maarten Baas 101 chair
Salone del Mobile 2017

ZUS Zit – 20-3-2018

ZUS Zones Urbaines Sensibles
Photgrapher: Inga Powilleit

Zitten doen de architecten, stedenbouwkundigen en landschapsarchitecten van ZUS op stoelen uit de collectie van Lensvelt. Aan de vergadertafel staan Boring Office Chairs van Space Encounters. Aan de lunchtafel de verschillende Maarten Baas 101 stoelen.

De overtuiging van de oprichters van ZUS – landschapsarchitecten Elma van Boxel en Kristian Koreman – is dat elke plek de potentie heeft uniek en spannend te worden. Dat geldt eveneens voor de eigen werkplek in het Schieblock in Rotterdam. In dit pand begonnen ze in 2001 een antikraakproject dat uitgroeide tot een van de belangrijkste culturele broedplaatsen van de stad. Hier vind je lezingen, debatten, een bar, een ‘DakAkker’ met bijen en groenten, een restaurant, talloze bedrijven en op de derde verdieping ZUS (afkorting van Zones Urbaines Sensibles).

Van een tweemanszaak groeide ZUS naar een bureau met dertig medewerkers. Tijd voor serieuzer meubilair. ‘Omdat overal maquettes staan en kasten vol boeken, wilden we bij die rommeligheid een zo minimaal mogelijk interieur’, zegt Elma van Boxtel. ‘Daarom kozen we voor goede, niet schreeuwende en goed vormgegeven grijze Boring Office Chairs (èn de prullenbakken) die voor rust zorgen op de werkplekken en aan de vergadertafel.’

Aan de lunchtafel past een vrijer, vrolijker beeld, vindt ZUS. De architecten, stedenbouwkundigen en landschapsarchitecten lunchen nu op de Maarten Baas 101 stoelen. Gekozen is voor diverse varianten uit het aanbod van acht kleuren en rugvormen. Als een familie van seriële unica vormen ze samen een grappig en speels beeld.

‘Bij het verbeteren van het kantoor wist ik meteen dat ik deze stoelen van Lensvelt wilde’, vertelt Van Boxtel. ‘De kwaliteit is hoog, de prijs is mooi, ze zitten goed en het beeld is uniek en bijzonder. Duurzaamheid is ook absoluut belangrijk. We zochten naar tijdloos meubilair waar je niet gauw op uitgekeken raakt.’

Over ZUS
Elma van Boxel (1975) en Kristian Koreman (1978) zijn beiden opgeleid als landschapsarchitect. Van Boxel studeerde vervolgens architectuur en stedenbouw, Koreman filosofie. In 2001 richtten ze bureau ZUS op. In de beginjaren werden ze gezien als alternatievelingen in de architectuur. Terwijl anderen de grootste, wildste gebouwen neerzetten, waren Koreman en Van Boxel gefascineerd door ruimtelijke ontwikkelingen in de Parijse banlieues, die door de Franse overheid Zones Urbaines Sensibles worden genoemd – vandaar de naam ZUS. In plaats van het ontwerpen van iconen, maakten ze plannen voor leegstaande kantoorgebouwen. Het Schieblock, doorkliefd door de 400 meter lange loopbrug, de Luchtsingel, is daar een voorbeeld van.

In 2007 won ZUS de prestigieuze Jonge Maaskantprijs als veelbelovend bureau. Momenteel wordt Almere Duin gerealiseerd, een wijk met drieduizend woningen rond een kunstmatig duinlandschap waarmee Almere een eigen Bloemendaal aan Zee krijgt, met strand, valleien met vennen en fruitbomen. Er wordt gewerkt aan een boek getiteld: “Incomplete & Unfinished”, met ‘District E won ZUS in 2017 samen met Powerhouse Company de prijsvraag voor het entreegebied van het stationsplein Eindhoven en in het Museo de Arte Moderno in de Colombiaanse stad Medellin komt een overzichtsexpositie van hun meest provocatieve werk.

ZUS Zones Urbaines Sensibles
Photgrapher: Inga Powilleit

Prijswaardig
Met Maarten Baas, Space Encounters en Lensvelt, haalt ZUS prijswinnaars binnen de kantoormuren.
Lensvelt en Space Encounters wonnen de Milano Design Award, Best Concept 2016 met de Boring Collection. Een Memphis-achtige kantoorstad van archetypische gestapelde bureaus, kasten, bureaustoelen, klokken en prullenbakken.

In 2017 won Lensvelt weer de Milano Design Award, Best Concept. Nu samen met Maarten Baas. May I have your attention, please? bestond uit unieke 101 Chairs met acht verschillende rugvormen, van A tot en met H, en veertien stofferingen en een serie roeptoetsers waaruit fluisterende stemmen klonken. Een statement tegen het geschreeuw om aandacht tijdens de Salone del Mobile.
Het is nooit eerder voorgekomen dat zowel een bedrijf als een ontwerper twee keer achtereen de award won. Designmerk en projectinrichter Lensvelt en ontwerper Maarten Baas is dat wel gelukt.

ZUS Zones Urbaines Sensibles
Photgrapher: Inga Powilleit

Nothing New in Fondazione Lensvelt
Lensvelt presenteert tijdens de Salone del Mobile 2018 in Museo Diocesane een spectaculair anti-statement: Nothing New. Een installatie met iconen van sterontwerpers en -kunstenaars. In samenwerking met topstylist Maarten Spruyt en naar een concept van Anne van der Zwaag. Nothing New vangt de tijdsgeest, kom maar kijken in Fondazione Lensvelt.

Salone del Mobile, Nothing New, Museo Diocesane, Corso di Porta Ticinese, 95, van 17-22 april 2018.

Bestel nu en ontvang een Space Encounters Boring Collection Clock Gratis bij je bestelling.

Maarten Baas 101 chair

Salone del Mobile 2017

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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Invitation #4/12 – 03-06-2018

INVITATION

JEROEN JUNTE
WILL INTERVIEW
DESIGNER AND FOUNDER OF WELTEVREE FLORIS SCHOONDERBEEK
AND
THOR TER KULVE
“MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION, PLEASE?”

PRODUCTS DESIGNED BY FLORIS SCHOONDERBEEK AND THOR TER KULVE WILL BE EXHIBITED.
ADDITIONALLY THE NEWEST PRODUCT OF WELTEVREE, THE TABLEBENCH WILL BE PRESENTED.

 22ND OF MARCH 1900 H
LENSVELT GALLERY
HERENGRACHT 178
1016 BR AMSTERDAM

RSVP: MAY_I_HAVE_YOUR_ATTENTION_PLEASE@LENSVELT.NL
INTERVIEW WILL BE IN DUTCH
LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE

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 and …,staat launch The Chair! – 02-23-2018

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The communication and design agency …,staat already had a broad portfolio, from design for Nike and Bugaboo to the design of the jenever (Dutch gin) bottle for Bols. It can now add a chair to this: The Chair, produced by Lensvelt.

Yesterday, on February 22nd, The Chair was launched in the Lensvelt Gallery at Herengracht 178, Amsterdam. This happened in the great company of the designers as well as prominent guests from the Dutch design industry.

The Chair has a striking slim line with fragile insect-like legs. With a handy handle and coat hanger processed in the frame. The Chair is a timeless, contemporary chair with a quirky joke.

Jochem Leegstra and Hans Lensvelt.
Picture: Jan Willem Kaldenbach.

Agency …,staat was working on a large-scale hospitality project, a hotel for which the chairs were meant. Even though there are thousands of chairs in this world, they decided to see if they could design something special themselves, says Jochem Leegstra, founder and creative director of ….,staat.

…, Staat designed a timeless chair to place it behind a desk in a hotel room.
The requirements: not so slick and “design” that the chair determines the whole interior, and not a classic or retro model but a version that touches the spirit of the times.

Launch of The Chair (D-Chair),
Lensvelt Gallery, Herengracht 178, Amsterdam.

Producing the first model turned out to be too difficult and …,staat needed to make too many concessions. …,staat had already invested hundreds of hours in sketching and rendering when Leegstra talked to Hans Lensvelt. Lensvelt took The Chair (also called D-Chair) into production.

Launch of The Chair (D-Chair),
Lensvelt Gallery, Herengracht 178, Amsterdam.

Hans Lensvelt: “The Chair fits perfectly in the existing portfolio of my furniture label. The Chair is affordable and comfortable, fitting right along with the 101 chairs of Maarten Baas and This chair of Richard Hutten, it’s a great addition to the collection.

The Chair has a frame of powder coated steel from Italy, a seat made of birch wood from Belgium, and is designed and assembled in the Netherlands, Besides being European, the chair is also very affordable.

The Chair is available in a number of colors and materials and will soon be supplemented with a barstool and a low armchair with the same lines and options.

The Chair (or D-chair) in the Lensvelt Gallery,
Herengracht 178, Amsterdam.

Picture: Jan Willem Kaldenbach.

About …,Staat
Jochem Leegstra and Julia Kortekaas founded the communication and design agency in 2000. The studio has grown into a creative agency with a broad portfolio n communication and design. …,staat holds its own in the field of architecture, film, branding, identity, strategy and communication, as well as in the field of graphic, interior, interactive, motion and experience design and creative direction. The clients are also very diverse: from Bugaboo International, Groninger Museum, WGSN and Heineken to Nike, MTV, The Student Hotel and Cartier. Last year …,staat relocated to the former Werkheater and opened NewWerktheater, with a restaurant, cafe, workplaces, photo studio, exhibitions and the smallest shop: ShopShopShop.

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The Chair (or D-chair) in the Lensvelt Gallery,
Herengracht 178, Amsterdam.

Picture: Jan Willem Kaldenbach.

Lensvelt en …,staat lanceren The Chair!

Het communicatie en designbureau …,staat had al een breed portfolio, van design voor Nike en Bugaboo tot het ontwerp van de geneverfles voor Bols.
…,staat voegt daar nu ook nog een stoel aan toe: The Chair, geproduceerd door Lensvelt.
Gisteren, op 22 februari werd de zwart gecoate stoel gelanceerd in een overvolle Lensvelt Gallery aan de Herengracht in Amsterdam.
In Aanwezigheid van de eveneens zwart geklede ontwerper Jochem Leegstra.
The Chair heeft een opvallende slanke lijnvoering met poten die wat weg hebben van fragiele insectenpootjes. Samen met een handig handvat èn kleerhanger verwerkt  in het frame. The Chair is een tijdloze, hedendaage stoel met een eigenwijze kwinkslag.

Jochem Leegstra and Hans Lensvelt.
Picture: Jan Willem Kaldenbach.

Bureau…,staat was bezig met een groot hospitality-project, een hotel waarvoor de stoelen ingekocht moesten worden. Ondanks dat er al duizenden stoelen op deze wereld zijn, besloten ze te kijken of ze zelf een stoel konden ontwerpen, zegt Jochem Leegstra, founder en creative director van …,staat.
Ze ontwierpen een tijdloze stoel, voor achter het bureau in een hotelkamer. Het moest geen gelikte designstoel worden die zo aanwezig is dat het stoeltje het hele interieur bepaalt, en ook geen klassiek of retro-model maar een exemplaar die de tijdgeest raakt.

Launch of The Chair (D-Chair),
Lensvelt Gallery, Herengracht 178, Amsterdam.

Het produceren van het eerste model bleek echter te moeilijk en …,staat zou teveel concessies moeten doen. Het bureau had al honderden uren gestopt in schetsen en renderen toen Leegstra met Hans Lensvelt in gesprek raakte. Lensvelt nam The Chair (ook wel D-Chair genoemd) in productie.

Launch of The Chair (D-Chair),
Lensvelt Gallery, Herengracht 178, Amsterdam.

Hans Lensvelt: “De stoel past perfect in het bestaande portfolio van meubellabel en projectinrichter Lensvelt.
En The Chair voelt zichzelf ook comfortabel, precies tussen de stoelen van Maarten Baas en die van Richard Hutten in. The Chair is dus een mooie aanvulling op het assortiment”.

The Chair heeft een frame van gepoedercoat staal uit Italië, een zitting van berkenhout uit België, en is ontworpen en wordt geassembleerd in Nederland. Naast Europees is de stoel ook nog eens zeer betaalbaar.

The Chair is in een aantal kleuren en materialen verkrijgbaar en wordt binnenkort aangevuld met een barstool en een lage fauteuil met dezelfde lijnvoering en ingrediënten.

The Chair-collectie vindt nu al zijn weg naar de NewWerktheater – ShopShopShop (ook van …, staat), maar zal ongetwijfeld binnenkort in hotelkamers, lobby’s en restaurants te vinden zijn.

The Chair (or D-chair) in the Lensvelt Gallery,
Herengracht 178, Amsterdam.

Picture: Jan Willem Kaldenbach.

Over …,Staat
Jochem Leegstra en Julia Kortekaas richtten in 2000 het communicatie- en designbureau …,staat op. De studio is inmiddels uitgegroeid tot een creatief bureau met een ‘opgerekt’ portfolio binnen de disciplines communicatie en design. …,staat begeeft zich evengoed op het terrein van architectuur, film, branding, identiteit, strategie en communicatie, als op het vlak van grafisch, interieur, interactive, motion en experience design en creative direction.
Ook de opdrachtgevers zijn zeer divers: van Bugaboo International, Groninger Museum, WGSN en Heineken tot Nike, MTV, The Student Hotel en Cartier. Bureau …,staat opende vorig jaar de nieuwe studio in het voormalige Werktheater: NewWerktheater, met restaurant, café, werkplekken, fotostudio, exposities en het allerkleinste winkeltje: ShopShopShop.

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The Chair (or D-chair) in the Lensvelt Gallery,
Herengracht 178, Amsterdam.

Picture: Jan Willem Kaldenbach.

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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Light & Night 22 February 2018 – 02-14-2018

LENSVELT GALLERY, HERENGRACHT 178, 1016 BR AMSTERDAM

GRAYPANTS CLUB, HERENGRACHT 180, 1016 BR AMSTERDAM

RSVP: D.PERNAK@LENSVELT.NL

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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Space Encounters Boring Collection in stock 02-02-2018

Good designs often come from annoyance – because something is designed only for function, or just plain ugly. That is the story of how the Boring Collection came into being – borne of frustration from the ambitious architectural firm Space Encounters.

During the recession, young architects in particular delivered presentations to real estate owners based on a no cure no pay formula. These were used for (office) rental.

The new tenant often received new floors, walls, ceiling and reception as an incentive to rent the space. The tenant would then go in search of furniture for their offices.

Office furniture in this lower segment must meet one requirement above all – it needs to be cheap.

This results in a colorful mess of unimaginative furniture in a cacophony of colors, shapes and materials. To offer an alternative for all the screaming ugliness Space Encounters designed the modest Boring Collection: gray, affordable, aesthetic and qualitative.

Thus, unsightly furniture is banned from offices and makes room for the Boring Collection which has since been placed in countless offices, and interior and architectural firms.

The collection is derived from archetypal products that Lensvelt has previously produced: desks, cupboards, office chairs, clocks and trash cans, but now all in one color gray: RAL 7044. The result is a modest collection that does not make a statement and fits every interior, like the chameleon of workplaces.

The Boring Collection forms a kind of anti-design statement that fits with Lensvelts mission: the company wants to be the peoples manufacturer by delivering qualitative and beautiful furniture which is accessible to a large audience.

The Boring Collection was presented in a spectacular way during the Salone del Mobile in Milan in 2016. Lensvelts presentation was awarded the prestigious Milano Design Award 2016 for best exhibition concept.

The Boring Collection was even exhibited in 2017 at the Stedelijk Museum ‘s Hertogenbosch in the exhibition ‘De Laatste Avant Garde’. A first: a trade fair presentation ending up in a museum.

The Boring Collection: in stock and delivered immediately!
And still just gray and not boring.

The Boring collection presented in the Stedelijk Museum
‘s Hertogenbosch the Netherlands during the exhibition “De Laatste
Avant Garde”.
The world’s first fair presentation that was shown in a design museum.

De Boring Collection is ontstaan uit frustratie van het jonge architecten bureau Space Encounters.

Tijdens de recessie maakten vooral jonge architecten bureaus vaak op basis van no cure no pay presentaties voor vastgoed eigenaren.

Het ambitieuze Space Encounters was een van die jonge architectenbureaus.

Deze presentaties werden gebruikt om de panden, veelal kantoren, te verhuren.

Wanneer dan uiteindelijk zo’n pand verhuurd was ontving de huurder van de vastgoed eigenaar van het gebouw vaak een incentive in de vorm van een nieuwe vloer, nieuwe wanden, een nieuw plafond en een nieuwe receptie.

De huurder ging dan zelf op zoek naar een inrichting van de back offices.

De huurders waren bedrijven als car rentals en supermarkt ketens.

Organisaties die een inrichting vooral als kostenpost zien.

Deze organisaties kochten dan het meest vreselijke meubilair: een kakofonie van kleuren, van vormen en van materialen.

Het meubilair ruïneerde het complete concept.
Omdat het beslissingscriterium prijs was, en er geen enkel alternatief was wat er wel goed uit zag en betaalbaar was, bedachten Space Encounters de Boring Collection.

Ook heel goedkoop. Gemaakt uit archetype producten. Die Lensvelt eerder geproduceerd had, maar dan allemaal uitgevoerd in dezelfde kleur grijs: RAL 7044.

De Boring Collection is een collectie die niets is. Die geen statement maakt. En die verdwijnt in ieder interieur.
De Boring collection werd in 2016 gepresenteerd tijdens de Salone de Mobile in Milaan.
En ontving de uiterst prestigieuze Milano Design Award 2016 voor het beste concept.

Nu op voorraad en direct te leveren.

De Boring collectie in het Stedelijk Museum
’s Hertogenbosch tijdens de expositie “De Laatste Avant Garde”.
Werelds eerste beurspresentatie die in een design museum terecht is gekomen.

Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch
Museum voor hedendaagse kunst en design
Museum of contemporary art and design

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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The Movement hotel – bijlmer bajes 1-4-2018

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Lensvelt partners with refugees in The Movement Hotel

Lensvelt delivered the furniture last year for a special project: The Movement Hotel. A pop-up hotel staffed by refugees, in one of the towers of the Amsterdam Bijlmerbajes, one of the most notorious former prisons in the Netherlands. With Atelier van Lieshout’s Glyder sofas and SPR Cathedras, and the stackable This 100 PP chairs and barstools by Richard Hutten, Lensvelt transformed the lobby and common areas into a colorful and inspiring environment. A place where visitors now come to stay voluntarily and comfortably.

The Movement Hotel – Bijlmer bajes

The Movement Hotel was opened in August 2017. The hotel, situated in one of the towers of the former prison, is an initiative of Movement On The Ground (a non-profit organization that initiates projects for refugees) and the Refugee Company (which helps refugees integrate through work). The aim is to get refugees in the workforce as quickly as possible, helping them adjust to a new life in the Netherlands. In collaboration with multiple partners, part of the infamous prison has turned into a colourful, stimulating and comfortable hotel. Lensvelt supplied furniture that is specially designed for high use reception areas such as the lobby and the common areas of The Movement Hotel.

The Movement Hotel – Bijlmer bajes

The Bijlmerbajes sees red 
Based on the design by Chris Burghard of ÈMCÉ interior architecture, the salmon-pink reception room was fitted with inviting bright red Lensvelt furniture, such as the remarkable AVL Glyders, benches with a dynamic back that can “glyde” back and forth as desired. AVL SPR Cathedras, luxurious armchairs with armrests, and the ultra-light and stackable This 100 PP chairs and barstools by Richard Hutten. The concept was created and realized within five weeks. That meant working hard for both Burghart and Lensvelt to create a place where its guests – voluntarily – want to be.

The Movement Hotel – Bijlmer bajes

As a committed furniture design label supporting the circular economy, Lensvelt likes to work on initiatives where the furniture is part of a circular use model; the furniture in The Movement Hotel remains the property of Lensvelt and will be reused when the temporary hotel closes.

The Movement Hotel – Bijlmer bajes

Lensvelt will continue to be involved in meaningful initiatives such as this one, also in the new year. With this wish, Lensvelt wishes everyone with whom it has worked together on beautiful, remarkable, and award-winning projects, a happy new year and more special collaborations in 2018!

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by Richard Hutten

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Lensvelt partnert met vluchtelingen in The Movement Hotel

Lensvelt leverde afgelopen jaar het meubilair voor een bijzonder project: The Movement Hotel. Een pop-up hotel in een van de torens van de Amsterdamse Bijlmerbajes, een van de meest beruchte gevangenissen van Nederland, dat gerund wordt door vluchtelingen. Met de AVL Glyder-banken en AVL SPR Cathedras-fauteuils van Atelier van Lieshout, en stapelbare This-congresstoelen van Richard Hutten veranderde Lensvelt de lobby en gemeenschappelijke ruimtes in een kleurrijke en inspirerende omgeving. Een plek waar bezoekers zich voor de verandering graag vrijwillig en comfortabel laten opsluiten.

The Movement Hotel – Bijlmer bajes

The Movement Hotel werd in augustus 2017 geopend. Het hotel in een van de torens van de gevangenis is een initiatief van Movement On The Ground (een non-profitorganisatie die projecten voor vluchtelingen initieert) en de Refugee Company (die vluchtelingen helpt integreren door middel van werk). Zo is het doel hen zo snel mogelijk weer aan het werk te krijgen en een kans te bieden op een nieuw leven in Nederland.
In samenwerking met partners, waaronder Lensvelt, is een deel van de beruchte gevangenis veranderd in een kleurig, prikkelend en comfortabel hotel. Lensvelt leverde meubilair dat speciaal is ontworpen voor ontvangstruimten zoals voor de lobby en de gemeenschappelijke ruimtes van The Movement Hotel.

The Movement Hotel – Bijlmer bajes

Lensvelt kleurt de Bijlmerbajes rood
Op basis van het ontwerp van Chris Burghard van ÈMCÉ interior architecture, werd de zalmroze ontvangstruimte voorzien van uitnodigend felrood Lensvelt-meubilair, zoals de opmerkelijke AVL Glyders, banken met hun dynamische rugleuning die naar wens heen en weer kunnen schuiven (‘glyden’). Ook werd gekozen voor AVL SPR Cathedra, luxe relaxfauteuils met armleggers en een zes-tenige voet en de ultra-lichte en stapelbare This congresstoelen van Richard Hutten.
Het concept werd binnen vijf weken bedacht, uitgewerkt, en gerealiseerd. Dat betekende voor zowel Burghart als Lensvelt keihard werken om een plek te creëren waar iedereen – vrijwillig – wil zijn.

The Movement Hotel – Bijlmer bajes

Als geëngageerd designmeubellabel en voorstander van de circulaire economie, werkt Lensvelt graag aan initiatieven waarbij het meubilair onderdeel is van een circulair gebruiksmodel; de meubels in The Movement Hotel blijven eigendom van Lensvelt en zullen worden hergebruikt wanneer het tijdelijke hotel sluit.

The Movement Hotel – Bijlmer bajes

Lensvelt blijft betrokken bij meer van dit soort betekenisvolle initiatieven, ook in het nieuwe jaar. Met deze wens, wenst Lensvelt iedereen met wie het heeft samengewerkt aan mooie, opmerkelijke, en prijswinnende projecten, een gelukkig nieuwjaar en meer bijzondere samenwerkingen in 2018!

Koop de Lensvelt AVL Glyder

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Koop de Lensvelt AVL SPR Cathedra Lounger + Hocker

Klik op deze link voor de AVL SPR Cathedra

Koop de Lensvelt This PP chair and barstool
by Richard Hutten

Klik op deze link voor de totale This collectie van Richard Hutten

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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Revolve the revolver 12-22-2017

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Revolve the Revolver

Studio HVN, with whom Lensvelt has collaborated since 2012, recently won an ‘Oscar of the design world’: a prestigious Elle Deco International Design Award 2017 for the Best Floor Cover Design.

The Beijing-based studio of designer Henny van Nistelrooy received the Chinese edition of the prize for the Eclipse carpets he designed for TAN Carpets, Beijing.

From left to right: Sun Xin Xi, editor in Chief Elle Decoration China; Henny van Nistelrooy, studio HVN; Zhang Qi CEO TAN Carpets

Model Lo from the award winning Eclipse-carpet collection

Revolver applied in the Long March Space gallery in Beijing

Bauhaus-façade of the Long March Space gallery in Beijing

The entrance of the Long March Space Gallery in Beijing

In addition, studio HVN transformed a former Bauhaus style factory into the Long March Space gallery, a leading gallery of the vibrant arts district in the Chinese capital. Van Nistelrooy designed the entire interior, including the display and storage system Revolver, which is produced by Lensvelt.

Smart System

This place fits Revolver like a tailored suit. The offices, VIP and meeting rooms of Long March Space gallery are equipped with this ingenious, smart, flexible and user-friendly system that derives its name from the possibility of ‘revolving’ the shelves of this cabinet.

For example, the shelves can not only be placed statically and horizontally, but can be hooked into the cantilever frame. The system can be adjusted to every wish with super-fast and easy handling. A flat shelve provides maximum storage space for clothes, books or binders; an upright board forms the ideal display for magazines.

And without stuff, Revolver is a geometric piece of art.

The storage and display system fits seamlessly in the vertical rhythm and symmetry of the interior of Long March Space gallery. The desks, tables and floor standing shelves designed by Van Nistelrooy, fit perfectly with the Revolver system of white powdercoated sheet metal. The interior design thus forms a flexible and coherent whole.

Lensvelt applied Revolver – with vertically installed shelves – in his own studio on the Herengracht in Amsterdam.

Moreover, Revolver also feels at home in shops, libraries or residential houses.

Revolver in use in the Lensvelt studio in Amsterdam

Empty Revolver in Lensvelt’s studio in Amsterdam

Revolver in combination with Lensvelt’s Job Cabinet and Job Buffet in a residential house in Amsterdam

The Revolver-system in a Amsterdam home

About Studio HVN

Henny van Nistelrooy founded Studio HVN in 2009 after receiving his master degree in Design Products at the Royal College of Art London. In 2012 he moved his studio to Beijing. Here he teaches at Central Academy of Fine Arts and works for, among others, the British Fashion Council, Colette and Lensvelt.

Revolve de Revolver

Studio HVN, met wie Lensvelt sinds 2012 samenwerkt, won onlangs een ‘Oscar van de designwereld’: een prestigieuze Elle Deco

International Design Award 2017 in de categorie Best Floor Cover Design. De in Beijing gevestigde ontwerper Henny van Nistelrooy kreeg de Chinese editie van de prijs voor de Eclipse-tapijten die hij ontwierp voor TAN Carpets, Beijing.

Vlnr: Sun Xin Xi, hoofdredacteur Elle Decoration China; Henny van Nistelrooy, studio HVN; Zhang Qi directeur TAN Carpets

Model Lo uit de prijswinnende Eclipse-tapijtencollectie .

Revolver toegepast in de Long March Space gallery in Beijing

De Bauhaus-façade van de Long March Space Gallery in Beijing

De entrée van de Long March Space Gallery in Beijing

Daarnaast transformeerde studio HVN een voormalige in Bauhausstijl opgetrokken fabriek in Long March Space gallery, een toonaangevende galerie van het bruisende kunstdistrict van de Chinese hoofdstad. Van Nistelrooy ontwierp het hele interieur, inclusief het display- en opbergsysteem Revolver, dat wordt geproduceerd door Lensvelt.

Slim systeem

Deze plek past Revolver als gegoten. De kantoor-, VIP- en vergaderruimten van Long March Space zijn voorzien van dit ingenieuze, slimme, flexibele en gebruiksvriendelijke systeem dat zijn naam toepasselijk ontleent aan de mogelijkheid de legborden van deze kast te draaien (‘to revolve’).

Zo kunnen de planken niet alleen statisch en horizontaal worden geplaatst, maar in het vrijdragende frame worden gehaakt zodat het systeem supersnel en eenvoudig is aan te passen aan elke wens.
Een platliggend legbord biedt maximale opslagruimte voor kleding, boeken of ordners; een rechtopstaande plank vormt een ideale display voor bijvoorbeeld tijdschriften.

En zonder spullen is Revolver net een geometrisch kunstwerk.

Het opberg- en displaysysteem sluit naadloos aan bij het ritme en de symmetrie van het interieur van Long March Space gallery.
De bureaus en tafels die Van Nistelrooy ontwierp, passen perfect bij het Revolversysteem van wit gepoedercoat plaatmetaal. Zo vormt het interieur een flexibel en coherent geheel.

Lensvelt paste Revolver zelf ook toe in de eigen studio op de Herengracht in Amsterdam, met vertikaal geïnstalleerde legborden.

Revolver in gebruik in de studio van Lensvelt in Amsterdam

Empty Revolver in Lensvelt’s studio in Amsterdam

Revolver in combinatie met Lensvelt’s Job Cabinet en Job Buffet in een residentieel woonhuis in Amsterdam

Het Revolver-systeem in een Amsterdamse residentie

Studio HVN

Henny van Nistelrooy richtte in 2009 Studio HVN op na het behalen van zijn master Design Products aan het Royal College of Art in Londen. In 2012 verhuisde hij zijn studio naar Beijing. Hier werkt hij onder andere voor de British Fashion Council, Colette en Lensvelt.

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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ARC17 Interior Award for Lensvelt & Space Encounters

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ARC17 Interior Award for Lensvelt & Space Encounters

Space Encounters and Lensvelt appear to be again a prize-winning match. Again because in April 2016 Space Encounters and Lensvelt received the prestigious Milano Design Award for the Boring Collection installation during the Salone de Mobile. 
With the design of Sony Music Entertainment in the A’DAM Tower on the IJ in Amsterdam, Space Encounters Office for Architecture won the ARC17 Interieur Award tonight.
Hans Lensvelt introduced Space Encounters to Sony as the architectural office who could fulfill this complex job.
Lensvelt supplied the furniture for this project, including the gray – modest but far from boring – Boring Collection.

In the race for the coveted ARC17 Interior Award, an initiative of the Architect and SV, Space Encounters encountered two formidable opponents: Ex Interiors with the renovation of the Dentistry department in the Radboud University and OMA with Rijnstraat 8. The jury, under the direction of architect Michiel Hofman, selected the projects from a record number of one hundred entries and tonight November 30, in the Amsterdam Kauwgomballen factory, selected as the winner Space Encounters Office for Architecture in collaboration with Lensvelt Contract. A convincing winner with an innovative and idiosyncratic office concept.

Sony Music Entertainment. Picture courtesy of Peter Tijhuis.

Cool & atmospheric
In addition to other music industry champions such as Massive Music, Wink, ID & T and Gibson, Sony Music Entertainment found a new home in the A’DAM Tower in the former iconic Shell Tower on the other side of the IJ river. Space Encounters came up with a striking ‘hang-out’ where artists like to drop by and work with forty Sony Music employees. Together with Lensvelt Contract they offer an original answer to the often standard work environments.

A green hangout. Picture courtesy of Peter Tijhuis.

Gray and Green
In addition to attention to the light and the wide view, Space Encounters came up with multifunctinal components that fit right at home in the music industry. For example, the staircase also serves as an artists’ bar and the vinyl conference table is also a DJ booth. The quirky vision of the Space Encounters founders Joost Baks, Gijs Baks, Remi Versteeg and Stijn de Weerd is shared with design entrepreneur and design connoisseur Hans Lensvelt.

For example, the colors gray and green, and nothing else, can be found in the headquarters of Sony Music. While work and play often mix in the music industry, they wanted to create two clear realms: with green for play / relaxation and gray for all the loose circular office furniture.

‘The work part has been designed as minimalist, businesslike and modest. The chairs, tables and cabinets of the Boring Collection were actually the only choice,’ say the men from Space Encounters.

Gray and green. Picture courtesy of Peter Tijhuis.

(Not) Boring Collection
The Boring Collection from Lensvelt fits perfectly with the rugged concrete construction, which has been deliberately left in sight and plays an important role in the interior.

With the gray powder coated steel archetypal Boring set # 1: a Boring desk, Boring Task Chair, Boring Bin and Boring Cabinet, a Sony employee creates a subdued but far from boring place where he can work in concentration, with a view of the IJ.

A Boring workplace with Boring Desks, Boring Screens, and Broing Cabinets. Picture courtesy of Peter Tijhuis.

For the green environment, Lensvelt supplied the ideal relax armchairs: the green upholstered AVL Lazy Modernists by Joep van Lieshout, supplemented with modern classics from the Lensvelt collection such as the Maarten Baas 101 Chair, AVL Office Chair, AVL Koker Chair and the Ronald Hooft PH1 Barstool.

AVL Lazy Modernist by Lenvselt. Picture courtesy of Peter Tijhuis.

Relaxation and play in green. Featuring Maarten Baas 101, the WH Gispen 205, and AVL Office chairs. Picture courtesy of Peter Tijhuis.

Boring Collection meets the European guidelines for ergonomics, size and adjustability. (NPR 1813 / NEN EN 1335).
The quality of Boring Collection is fully guaranteed for 5 years.

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Prize worthy duo
It is not the first time that Lensvelt and Space Encounters are on stage together to receive a prize. The prize-winning ‘duo’ won a Milano Design Award, Best Concept 2016 with the Boring Collection, which emerged as a Memphis-like office city of archetypal stacked desks, cabinets, office chairs, clocks and waste bins during the Salone del Mobile.

The Memphis-like office city of archetypal stacked desks, cabinets, office chairs, clocks and waste bins shown directly after the Salone de Mobile in the Stedelijk Museum of ‘s Hertogenbosch in the South Netherlands. The first furniture fair installation that ended in a museum.

This year they received one of the 33 Best Verzorgde Boeken 2016 prizes for the product catalogue of the Boring Collection. The Best Verzorgde Boeken is currently touring through China, where Hans Lensvelt once started his own furniture company (the exhibition can still be seen from 1 to 16 December in Hong Kong and from 17 December to January 2018 in Chengdu).

ARC17 Interieur Award voor
Lensvelt & Space Encounters

Space Encounters en Lensvelt blijken een volmaakte èn prijswinnende match te vormen. Met de inrichting van Sony Music Entertainment in de A’DAM Toren aan het IJ, won Space Encounters Office for Architecture vanavond de ARC17 Interieur Award.
Hans Lensvelt introduceerde Space Encounters bij Sony als het architectenbureau wat deze complexe opdracht kon vervullen.
Lensvelt leverde hiervoor de kantoorinrichting waaronder de grijze – ingetogen maar verre van boring – Boring Collection.

In de race om de begeerde ARC17 Interieur Award, een initiatief van de Architect en SV, trof het winnende Space Encounters twee geduchte tegenstanders: Ex Interiors met de Renovatie Tandheelkunde Radboud Universiteit en OMA met Rijnstraat 8. De jury onder leiding van architect Michiel Hofman selecteerde de projecten uit een recordaantal van honderd inzendingen en koos vanavond, 30 november, in de Amsterdamse Kauwgomballenfabriek voor Space Encounters Office for Architecture in samenwerking met Lensvelt Contract. Een overtuigende winnaar met een vernieuwend en eigenzinnig kantoorconcept.

Sony Music Entertainment. Picture courtesy of Peter Tijhuis.

Cool & sfeerrijk 
Sony Music Entertainment vond naast andere topbedrijven als Massive Music, Wink, ID&T en Gibson, een nieuw onderkomen in de A’DAM Toren in de voormalige iconische Shelltoren aan de overkant van het IJ. Hiervoor bedacht Space Encounters een opvallende interieur als coole ‘hang-out’ waar artiesten graag langskomen en de veertig medewerkers van Sony Music met plezier werken. Zo bieden ze samen met Lensvelt Contract een origineel en sfeerrijk antwoord op de vaak saaie standaard werkomgevingen.

A green hangout. Picture courtesy of Peter Tijhuis.

Grijs en groen
Naast aandacht voor het licht en het weidse uitzicht, bedacht Space Encounters multifunctionele onderdelen die verwijzen naar de muziekindustrie. Zo doet de trap ook dienst als artiestenbar en is de vinyl vergadertafel tevens een DJ booth.
Die eigenzinnige visie delen de Space Encounters Joost Baks, Gijs Baks, Remi Versteeg, en Stijn de Weerd met design ondernemer en design connaisseur Hans Lensvelt.

Zo zijn de kleuren grijs en groen, en niets anders, terug te vinden in het hoofdkantoor van Sony Music. Terwijl werk en ontspanning in de muziekindustrie vaak door elkaar lopen, wilden zij juist twee duidelijke sferen neerzetten: work en play, met groen voor ontspanning en grijs voor de alle losse circulaire kantoormeubels.

‘Het work-gedeelte is vormgegeven als prikkelarm, zakelijk en bescheiden. De stoelen, tafels en kasten van de Boring Collection waren eigenlijk de enige keuze’, zeggen de mannen van Space Encounters.

Gray and green. Picture courtesy of Peter Tijhuis.

(niet) Boring Collection
The Boring Collection van Lensvelt past perfect bij de stoere betonconstructie van de gevel die bewust in het zicht is gelaten en zelfs een belangrijk onderdeel van het interieur vormt. Met de grijs gepoedercoat stalen archetypische Boring set #1: een Boring desk, Boring Task Chair, Boring Bin en Boring Cabinet, creëert een Sony-medewerker een ingetogen maar verre van boring plek waar hij met uitzicht op het IJ geconcentreerd kan werken.

Voor de groene omgeving leverde Lensvelt de ideale relax-fauteuils: de uiteraard groen gestoffeerde AVL Lazy Modernists van Joep van Lieshout, aangevuld met onder andere moderne classics uit de Lensveltcollectie zoals de Maarten Baas 101 Chair, AVL Office Chair, AVL Koker Chair en de Ronald Hooft PH1 Barstool.

AVL Lazy Modernist by Lenvselt. Picture courtesy of Peter Tijhuis.

Relaxation and play in green. Featuring Maarten Baas 101, the WH Gispen 205, and AVL Office chairs. Picture courtesy of Peter Tijhuis.

Boring Collection voldoet aan de Europese richtlijnen voor ergonomie, maatvoering en instelbaarheid. (NPR 1813 / NEN EN 1335).
De kwaliteit van Boring Collection wordt 5 jaar volledig gegarandeerd.

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Prijswaardig duo
Het is niet de eerste keer dat Lensvelt en Space Encounters samen op het podium staan om een prijs in ontvangst te nemen. Het prijswaardige ‘duo’ won een Milano Design Award, Best Concept 2016 met de Boring Collection die als een Memphis-achtige kantoorstad van archetypische gestapelde bureaus, kasten, bureaustoelen, klokken en prullenbakken verrees tijdens de Salone del Mobile.

De Memphis interpretatie, van Lernert en Sander, bestaande uit archetype bureaus, kasten, bureaustoel, klok en prullenbakken.
Direct na de Salone de Mobile in het Stedelijk Museum van ‘s Hertogenbosch. De eerste beursstand die eindigt in een museum.

Dit jaar ontvingen ze voor het dikke grijze boek getiteld ‘Boring Collection’ een van de 33 Best Verzorgde Boeken 2016-prijzen. De Best Verzorgde Boeken reizen momenteel door China, het land waar Hans Lensvelt ooit een eigen meubelbedrijf startte (de expositie is nog van 1 t/m 16 december in Hongkong en van 17 december t/m januari 2018 in Chengdu te zien).

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 goes Eindhoven! 21-10-2017

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Lensvelt goes Eindhoven!

For those that missed the spectacular installation May I Have Your Attention, Please? at the Salone del Mobile in Milan 2017: Maarten Baas and Lensvelt offer you a new opportunity. And closer to home as well. From Ventura Centrale Milan to Kazerne Eindhoven.

During the Dutch Design Week, the installation can be visited as a part of New Icons – Rietveld Now. An exhibition about the design innovators of 2017. The question asked: If Rietveld was still alive, what would he do now? Would he be called Jelle Mastenbroek, Piet Hein Eek, or Maarten Baas, one of the most influential Dutch designers of the early 21st century?

May I Have Your Attention, Please? 
The installation in the Kazerne matches the impressive experience of Milan. Through dozens of different colored and shaped bull horns, we hear voices and opinions, a whispering response to all the designers and companies that shout loudly during the Salone in Milan. The 101 Chairs designed by the free-spirited designer for Lensvelt, are part of the installation. As with opinions, each chair is unique.

101 Chair 
All the chairs in this series have something human. The eight different backs, assigned a letter from A through H, look like faces expressing emotion. And just as colourful as people can be, the 101 Chair can be upholstered in fourteen different coloured fabrics.

Feats: recently Corning Museum of New York bought a scale of Petra Blaise (known for work Inside Outside) from Van Tetterode. The glass studio produced the walls of the Willem II tunnel in Tilburg, and manufactured 11 giant mirrors for the renovated Dampassage (between New Market and Dam, near De Bijenkorf) in Amsterdam.

More Attention, Please!
After years of playing with clay and fire, Maarten Baas finally has grown up: he designed a stackable version of the 101 Chair for Lensvelt! This chair is on display during the DDW in the space right behind his installation May I Have Your Attention, Please? Here he shows more new work: “Vet Vaaasje Voor Vet Plantje”, a 66 centimeter high vase in which only one cactus fits, designed for Cor Unum. More Attention, Please is part of the exhibition DDW 2017 – Selected Participants where hundred designers show current design on two thousand square meters.

May I Have Your Attention, Please- New Icons-Rietveld Now/ More Attention, Please – DDW2017 – Selected Participants,
till 29 October 2017.
Kazerne, Paradijslaan 2-8, Eindhoven

2X prize! 
Lensvelt has succeeded in what no other company has ever achieved. With the atmospheric presentation of May I Have Your Attention, Please? in a vault under the track of the Stazione Centrale in Milan, Lensvelt won the Milano Design Award, Best Concept 2017.

A year earlier, Lensvelt also won the same prize with a bold anti-design statement in the midst of Milan’s design excesses: the Boring Collection. In collaboration with Space Encounters architects, they created a Memphis-like city of archetypal stacked desks, cabinets, office chairs, clocks and trash cans, supplemented with 150.000 crumpled papers – the ultimate symbol of boredom on the office floor. The Boring Collection in – appropriately modest – gray powder coated steel is both aesthetic and affordable furniture for a non-distracting workspace.

Contemplation Spaces in hotelroom
From the bustling Kazerne to contemplative spaces. A curator, architect, psychologist and about twenty designers combine art, design, smell, sound and tactility in hotel room 2402 of The Student Hotel in Eindhoven. In these Contemplation Spaces, visitors can temporarily shut out the world of sensations and hustle, and relax.

Initiator Justine Kontou (Dutch Design Foundation) shows a calming world with works of Studio Sabine Marcelis, OS∆OOS, Nacho Carbonell, Pleuni Buyink, etc.
The visitor can also lounge in the Lazy Modernist with one pull of a lever. Atelier Van Lieshout’s attractive relaxing armchair is based on Chinese Lazy Boy chair found on the curb with the garbage, whose frame was rebuilt. From the ceiling hang huge Bulbs by Caroline Prisse, artist and director of Van Tetterode Glass Studio Amsterdam. The mouth-blown lamps in countless colors – like the 101 Chair of Maarten Baas – appear anthropomorphic, due to the manually applied dent. Both can be found in the collection of Lensvelt.
Visitors are invited to provide feedback on their experiences so that the initiators can develop the concept into future permanent installations.

Sensory Symposium
In addition, Kontou will host a Sensory Symposium on Tuesday, October 24th, where designers and experts from the world of psychology, architecture, design, sound, smell and technology, among other things, exchange their views, knowledge and findings about the importance of relaxing and introspection in our daily life – also on the office floor – and how Contemplation Spaces can contribute to this. Designers, partners and potential investors are invited to participate in the symposium, and to think together about the future of these Contemplation Spaces.

More information and tickets can be found here.

Contemplation spaces, 21 to 29 October, 10 am – 19 pm, The Student Hotel, Stationsweg 1, Eindhoven
Sensory Symposium, after discussion, snacks & drinks, 24th of October, 3.30 pm, auditorium The Student Hotel, Stationsweg 1, Eindhoven

Lensvelt goes Eindhoven!

Wie de spectaculaire installatie May I Have Your Attention, Please? van Maarten Baas en Lensvelt tijdens de Salone del Mobile in Milaan 2017 heeft gemist, bieden we nieuwe kansen. En dichter bij huis bovendien.
Van Ventura Centrale Milaan naar de Kazerne Eindhoven.

Tijdens de Dutch Design Week is de installatie hier te zien als onderdeel van de designexpositie New Icons –Rietveld Now. Een tentoonstelling over de designvernieuwers anno 2017 met de vraag: Als Rietveld nog leefde, wat zou hij dan nu maken? Zou hij Jelle Mastenbroek heten, Piet Hein Eek? Of Maarten Baas, een van de meest invloedrijke Dutch designers van de vroeg 21e eeuw.

May I Have Your Attention, Please?
Ook in Kazerne geniet de installatie volop aandacht. Uit roeptoeters in tientallen verschillende kleuren en formaten, zijn stemmen en meningen te horen. Een fluisterende reactie op alle ontwerpers en bedrijven die tijdens de Salone in Milaan altijd om aandacht schreeuwen. De 101 Chairs die de eigenzinnige ontwerper voor Lensvelt ontwierp, zijn een onderdeel van de installatie. Net als al die diverse meningen, is ook elke stoel uniek.

101 Chair
De101 Chairs hebben allemaal iets menselijks. De acht verschillende rugvormen lijken op gezichten die je aandoenlijk aankijken. En net als zo kleurrijk als mensen kunnen zijn, is de 101 Chair verkrijgbaar in veertien tinten stoffering.

More Attention, Please!
Maarten Baas is na jaren knutselen, kleien en vuur maken eindelijk volwassen geworden: hij heeft een stapelbare versie van de 101 Chair ontworpen voor Lensvelt! Deze toont hij tijdens de ddw in de ruimte pal achter zijn installatie May I Have Your Attention, Please? Hier staat meer nieuw werk zoals: Vet Vaasje Voor Vet Plantje, een 66 centimeter hoge vaas waar slechts één cactusje in past, die Baas ontwierp voor Cor Unum.
More Attention, Please is onderdeel van de expositie DDW 2017 – Selected Participants waar honderd designers op tweeduizend vierkante meter actueel design laten zien.

May I Have Your Attention, Please- New Icons-Rietveld Now/ More Attention, Please- DDW2017 – Selected Participants,
t/m 29 oktober 2017.
Kazerne, Paradijslaan 2-8, Eindhoven

2X prijs! 
Waar nog geen enkel bedrijf in is geslaagd, is Lensvelt wel gelukt. Met de sfeervolle presentatie van May I Have Your Attention, Please? in een gewelf onder het spoor van het Stazione Centrale in Milaan, heeft Lensvelt de Milano Design Award, Best Concept 2017 in de wacht gesleept (en een nominatie voor de Dutch Design Awards 2016).

Een jaar eerder won Lensvelt ook al dezelfde prijs met een gedurfd anti-designstatement te midden van de overdaad in Milaan: de Boring Collection. Samen met de architecten van Space Encounters  creëerden ze een Memphis-achtige kantoorstad van archetypische gestapelde bureaus, kasten, bureaustoelen, klokken
en prullenbakken, aangevuld met honderdvijftigduizend
papierproppen – het ultieme symbool voor verveling op de kantoorvloer. Deze Boring Collection set in – toepasselijk bescheiden – grijs gepoedercoat staal, is esthetisch en betaalbaar meubilair voor een niet-afleidende werkruimte.

Contemplation Spaces in hotelkamer 
Van de bruisende Kazerne naar contemplatieve hotelkamers. Een curator, architect, psycholoog en zo’n twintig ontwerpers brengen kunst, design, geur, geluid en tactiliteit samen in kamer 2402 van The Student Hotel in Eindhoven. In deze zogenoemde Contemplation Spaces kunnen bezoekers de wereld vol prikkels en drukte tijdelijk buiten sluiten, en tot rust komen.

Het initiatief van Justine Kontou (Dutch Design Foundation) toont een kalmerende wereld met werk van onder andere Studio Sabine Marcelis, Nacho Carbonell, OS∆OOS en Pleuni Buyink. Hier kan de bezoeker met één ruk aan de versnellingspook zich in lounge-stand manoeuvreren in The Lazy Modernist. De aantrekkelijke relax-fauteuil van Atelier van Lieshout is gestoeld op een bij het vuilnis gevonden Chinese Lazy Boy waarvan het frame opnieuw werd opgetuigd. Erboven hangen enorme Bulbs van Caroline Prisse, kunstenaar en directeur van Van Tetterode Glas Studio Amsterdam. De mondgeblazen lampen in talloze kleuren, zijn even aandoenlijk als de 101 Chair van Maarten Baas, vanwege de handmatig aangebrachte deuk in de bolling. Beiden zijn ook te vinden in de collectie van Lensvelt.
Bezoekers worden uitgenodigd om feedback te geven op hun ervaringen zodat de initiators het concept verder kunnen uitwerken tot toekomstige permanente installaties.

Sensory Symposium
Hierop aansluitend organiseert Kontou op dinsdag 24 oktober een Sensory Symposium waar onder andere ontwerpers en experts uit de wereld van de psychologie, architectuur, design, geluid, geur en technologie, hun visies, kennis en bevindingen kunnen uitwisselen over het belang van rust en introspectie in ons dagelijkse leven – dus ook op de werkvloer – en hoe Contemplation Spaces hieraan kunnen bijdragen.
Ontwerpers, partners en mogelijke investeerders zijn uitgenodigd om deel te nemen aan het symposium en mee te denken over de toekomst van deze ‘ervaringsruimtes’.

Meer informatie en tickets vindt u hier.

Contemplation Spaces, 21 t/m 29 oktober, 10- 19 uur, The Student Hotel, Stationsweg 1, Eindhoven
Sensory Symposium, met nagesprek, hapje & drankje, 24 oktober, 15.30-19 uur, auditorium The Student Hotel, Stationsweg 1, Eindhoven

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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JEROEN JUNTE 
WILL INTERVIEW 
RICHARD HUTTEN 
AND 
SABINE MARCELIS
“MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION, PLEASE?”

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THE LAUNCH OF RICHARD HUTTEN BUCKET CHAIR


INTERVIEW AND LAUNCH DIFFERENT LOCATIONS:


INTERVIEW:
 12-TH OF OCTOBER 1900 H
ARCHITEKTEN CIE
KEIZERSGRACHT 126
1015 CW AMSTERDAM

 

LAUNCH COCKTAIL:
 12-TH OF OCTOBER 2000 H
LENSVELT GALLERY
HERENGRACHT 178
1016 BR AMSTERDAM

RSVP: MAY_I_HAVE_YOUR_ATTENTION_PLEASE@LENSVELT.NL

INTERVIEW WILL BE IN DUTCH
LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE

Richard Hutten in his Rotterdam workshop inspecting the samples of the Bucket Chair.
Photo credit: Vincent Mentzel.

The Richard Hutten Bucket Chair is available with a wooden or metal frame.
The bucket can be upholstered or plastic.
Both in 8 different colours.

Richard Hutten Bucket Chair
Frame: Steel white RAL 9010
Bucket: Plastic white RAL 9010

€ 132,00 incl. VAT
€ 109,00 excl. VAT

€ 3,30 incl. VAT
€ 2,75 excl. VAT

Use

Richard Hutten Bucket Chair
Frame: Steel light grey RAL 7035
Bucket: Plastic light grey RAL 7035

€ 132,00 incl. VAT
€ 109,00 excl. VAT

€ 3,30 incl. VAT
€ 2,75 excl. VAT

Use

Richard Hutten Bucket Chair
Frame: Steel vermilion red RAL 2002
Bucket: Plastic vermillion red RAL 2002

€ 132,00 incl. VAT
€ 109,00 excl. VAT

€ 3,30 incl. VAT
€ 2,75 excl. VAT

Use

Richard Hutten Bucket Chair
Frame: Steel pastel blue RAL 5024
Bucket: Plastic pastel blue RAL 5024

€ 132,00 incl. VAT
€ 109,00 excl. VAT

€ 3,30 incl. VAT
€ 2,75 excl. VAT

Use

Richard Hutten Bucket Chair
Frame: Steel golden yellow RAL 1004
Bucket: Plastic golden yellow RAL 1004

€ 132,00 incl. VAT
€ 109,00 excl. VAT

€ 3,30 incl. VAT
€ 2,75 excl. VAT

Use

Richard Hutten Bucket Chair
Frame: Steel pale green RAL 6021
Bucket: Plastic pale green RAL 6021

€ 132,00 incl. VAT
€ 109,00 excl. VAT

€ 3,30 incl. VAT
€ 2,75 excl. VAT

Use

Richard Hutten Bucket Chair
Frame: Steel iron grey RAL 7011
Bucket: Plastic iron grey RAL 7011

€ 132,00 incl. VAT
€ 109,00 excl. VAT

€ 3,30 incl. VAT
€ 2,75 excl. VAT

Use

Richard Hutten Bucket Chair
Frame: Steel jet black RAL 9005
Bucket: Plastic jet black RAL 9005

€ 132,00 incl. VAT
€ 109,00 excl. VAT

€ 3,30 incl. VAT
€ 2,75 excl. VAT

Use

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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Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam chooses use over ownership

The Stedelijk Museum 22nd of September 2017. The re-opening of the entrance area.
Picture by Hanna Hachula

Lensvelt has supplied 75 chairs, designed by W.H. Gispen, to furnish the newly designed entrance area of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. These have been supplied under a circular model, where the museum has contracted the use of the furniture, rather than purchasing them. Lensvelt and the Stedelijk have entered into this agreement for a period of twelve years. Lensvelt is the first furniture label in the Netherlands to provide this model of use for furniture, in the same way that it is customary in the cultural world to “borrow” artworks. According to Hans Lensvelt, “paying for use is much more fitting of this time.” The chairs remain property of Lensvelt and they will maintain the furniture periodically over the contract period, as set out in a service level agreement.

The Stedelijk Museum 22nd of September 2017. The re-opening of the entrance area.
Picture by Hanna Hachula

Museum director Beatrix Ruf chose the W.H. Gispen Easy Chairs herself: Model 301 without armrests and Model 302 with armrests. The Easy Chair has been upholstered in different shades of green fabric from Kvadrat, specifically chosen for the museum. And so, this elegant, aesthetic, iconic and qualitative Dutch design chair takes its rightful place in a Dutch museum.

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.

WH Gispen 301 Easy chair

From €485,00 incl. VAT
From €400,00 excl. VAT

From € 12,15/monthly incl. VAT
From € 10,00/monthly excl. VAT

Use

WH Gispen 302 Easy chair

From €615,00 incl. VAT
From €508,00 excl. VAT

From € 17,65/monthly incl. VAT
From € 12,70/monthly excl. VAT

Use

WH Gispen Coffee table 1 top

From €660,00 incl. VAT
From €544,00 excl. VAT

From € 16,50/monthly incl. VAT
From € 13,60/monthly excl. VAT

Use

The Gispen furniture is in good company; the library is furnished with the archetypal “No Sign of Design” series from Richard Hutten, also produced by Lensvelt. This was the series with which the renowned designer graduated with great success from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 1989. Visitors can now take a seat on one of the 20 No Sign of Design Chairs in beech wood, at matching No Sign of Design tables.

Richard Hutten – No sign of design chair

From €330,00 incl. VAT
From €272,00 excl. VAT

From € 8,25/monthly incl. VAT
From € 6,80/monthly excl. VAT

Use

Richard Hutten – No sign of design chair

From €1.670,00 incl. VAT
From €1380,00 excl. VAT

From € 41,75/monthly incl. VAT
From € 34,50/monthly excl. VAT

Use

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam chooses use over ownership

 Het Stedelijk Museum 22 September 2017. De her-opening van het intree gebied.
Foto’s van Hanna Hachula

In het nieuw ingerichte entreegebied van het Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam staan zeker 75 door Lensvelt ‘geleverde’ stoelen van W.H. Gispen. Geleverd, want het museum heeft dit meubilair niet gekocht maar in gebruik voor een periode van twaalf jaar. Zoals het bruiklenen van schilderijen al lang tot de mogelijkheden van musea behoren, is Lensvelt het eerste designmeubellabel bij wie deze manier van ‘bruiklenen’ van meubels mogelijk is. ‘Omdat afnemen van gebruik’, aldus Hans Lensvelt, ‘veel meer past bij deze tijd.’ De stoelen blijven van Lensvelt en deze zal het geleverde meubilair intussen onderhouden.

 Het Stedelijk Museum 22 September 2017. De her-opening van het intree gebied.
Foto’s van Hanna Hachula

Museumdirecteur Beatrix Ruf koos de W.H. Gispen Easy Chairs zelf: het werd Model 301 zonder en Model 302 met armleuningen. Speciaal voor het museum is de easy Chair gestoffeerd in verschillenden tinten groene Kvadratstof. En zo staat deze elegante, esthetische, iconische en kwalitatieve Dutch design-stoel in een Dutch museum.

De Gispen Easy Chair wordt ook wel de Triënnale-stoel genoemd, naar de Milanese Triënnale waar model 302 in 1954 werd bekroond. Het succesvolle model 302 met een frame van staaldraad, had Gispen destijds voor Kembo ontworpen. Na de overname van Kembo ontfermt Lensvelt zich sinds 2014 over een zevental beste modellen uit de fifties van W.H. Gispen. Een daarvan is deze Gispen Easy Chair waar bezoekers van het Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam sinds kort in kunnen relaxen of koffie drinken aan een bijpassende W.H. Gispen Coffee Table.

WH Gispen 301 Easy chair

Vanaf €485,00 incl. BTW
Vanaf €400,00 excl. BTW

Vanaf € 12,15/monthly incl. BTW
Vanaf € 10,00/monthly excl. BTW

Gebruik

WH Gispen 302 Easy chair

Vanaf €615 incl. BTW
Vanaf €508,00 excl. BTW

Vanaf € 17,65/monthly incl. BTW
Vanaf € 12,70/monthly excl. BTW

Gebruik

WH Gispen Coffee table 1 top

Vanaf €660,00 incl. BTW
Vanaf €544,00 excl. BTW

Vanaf € 16,50/monthly incl. BTW
Vanaf € 13,60/monthly excl. BTW

Gebruik

Het Gispen meubilair is in goed gezelschap van de eveneens door Lensvelt heruitgegeven No Sign of Design Chair van Richard Hutten. Van de archetype stoel, waarmee de bekende ontwerper met groot succes debuteerde toen hij in 1989 op de Design Academy Eindhoven afstudeerde, staan binnenkort ruim twintig exemplaren in de bibliotheek van het museum. Zo kunnen bezoekers zitten op de in blank beukenhout uitgevoerde No Sign of Design Chair aan bijpassende No Sign of Design tafels.

Richard Hutten – No sign of design chair

Vanaf €330,00 incl. BTW
Vanaf €272,00 excl. BTW

Vanaf € 8,25/monthly incl. BTW
Vanaf € 6,80/monthly excl. BTW

Gebruik

Richard Hutten – No sign of design chair

Vanaf €1.670,00 incl. BTW
Vanaf €1380,00 excl. BTW

Vanaf € 41,75/monthly incl. BTW
Vanaf € 34,50/monthly excl. BTW

Gebruik

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.