Nothing New in Fondazione Lensvelt


The evaporator installation by Christiaan Zwanikken, the AVL Torture Chair and a work of Marleen Sleeuwits on the wall.
There is this burstling, exciting, interesting, vibrant and also somewhat alienating and uneasy spot that is more than worth a visit: Museo Diocesano in Milano. There is also a new rebel on the block: the distinctive Dutch furniture label Lensvelt. In this museum Lensvelt exhibits Nothing New during the Salone del Mobile 2018. A concept of curator and initiator Anne van der Zwaag, in collaboration with stylist and art director Maarten Spruyt.
Come to Fondazione Lensvelt – a nod to Fondazione Prada – 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. For Nothing New the furniture label exhibits bought back design icons through Marktplaats, Ebay and 1st Dibs and it’s own showroom items.
Definitely visit Bar Anne too.


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 by Space Encounters with an installation Children of the Light, curator Anne van der Zwaag and many Dutch designers is open from 11 to 01 AM.
Job Office Desk by Studio Job decorated with a spray painted bouquet of flowers and a PHE Made in the Workshop Office Chair.
Work from Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen on a NO IDEA couch of Rick Minkes.
Installation by AVL in the courtyard.
Factory workers of Maarten Spruyt are sitting at a No Sign of Design Table on No Sign of Design Chairs by Richard Hutten. In the back the Stealth Cabinet by Wiel Arets.


The installations of Kevin Power and Christiaan Zwanikken are combined with PH1 Barstools by &Prast&Hooft and the 101 Barstools by Maarten Baas.
Nothing New by stylist/art director Maarten Spruyt & Hans Lensvelt.
Curator/initiator Anne van der Zwaag, designer Maarten Baas and his 101 Barstools, the works of Kevin Power, and Hans Lensvelt.
Anonimous hard working factory workers by Maarten Spruyt at No Sign of Design Tables and No Sign of Design Chairs by Richard Hutten.
AVL Cloud Tables and the Boring Tower of Space Encounters with Boring employees by Maarten Spruyt.
Works by artist Alet Pilon.
Part of the assembly line in the factory of Maarten Spruyt with the evaporator installation by Christiaan Zwanikken, the AVL Torture Chair, work by Marleen Sleewits, Studio Job, and Kevin Power.


Courtyard with The Oracle of AVL and Cane Divans of interior designer and Professor Simo Heikkilä.
Office worker in an installation by Felix Burger sitting at an AVL Workbench.
Half blind homeless man in front of Nothing New in a No IDEA club chair of Rick Minkes.
Installation by Christiaan Zwanikken on a NO IDEA club chair.
Installation of AVL stackable Spider Chairs.


NO IDEA club chairby Lensvelt-designer Rick Minkes.
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