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

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.

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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

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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

AVL Cloud Table Atelier van Lieshout Lensvelt presents Nothing New at Salone del Mobile 2018 (4)

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.

Rietveld Military Series Lensvelt Table Wood-Grey side view 240x80

Photo: Jan Willem Kaldenbach

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

 240x80x75

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

Rietveld Military Series Lensvelt Chair Wood-GRey dia front

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

Rietveld Military Series Lensvelt Stool Wood-GRey dia view

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

Rietveld Military Series Lensvelt Chair Wood-Grey - Stool Wood-Grey - Table Wood-Grey

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

Presentation Gerrit Rietveld Military Series Lensvelt Stool Herengracht 24-5-2017 (4)

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

Photo: Chantalle Laurent

Presentation Gerrit Rietveld Military Series Lensvelt Stool Herengracht 24-5-2017 (3)

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

Photo: Chantalle Laurent

Presentation Gerrit Rietveld Military Series Lensvelt Table Herengracht 24-5-2017 (5)

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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