From 1-4 July Vij5 was on show during the special summer edition of OBJECT Rotterdam. This unique event is thé place where the cutting edge between design, crafts, fashion, architecture, and art becomes evident and it is a must-see for collectors, professionals, and other design-minded people.
Photography: Vij5 & Jan Willem Kaldenbach
A fine overview
OBJECT was the perfect opportunity for us to show a large part of the (new) Vij5 collection in a beautiful setting. We were present all days to provide visitors with information. It was great to see many new and familiar faces!
The beauty of the HAKA building
Our presentation was on the second floor of the beautiful HAKA building: a fully stripped-down architectural monument dating back to the 1930s. The building is always a beautiful setting for our collection.
Our presentation included all the new products that have been added to the Vij5 collection in the past year:
Chaku (A handy coaster that supports different sizes of pots, pans and griddles (and when not in use makes a nice kitchen accessory on a hook), designed by the Berlin design studio KellerFreyschmidt).
Alf (A clever wall hook that can accommodate 5 clothes hangers at the same time, designed by the Swedish designer Gustav Rosén).
Jute Light (A circularly produced lamp, made of a specially developed material using 50% jute fibres and 50% porcelain plaster, designed by Rotterdam-based Atelier LVDW).
Malda lamp (A cleverly constructed minimalist pendant lamp made from residual streams of linoleum, designed by the South Korean Studio PESI.)
Plant Collectors (A plant stand and flower pot in one, designed by Vij5 founders Arjan van Raadshooven & Anieke Branderhorst.)
In addition, a number of new variants of existing products were on display:
- A round version of the 's-Table (A sturdy and stable table thanks to a clear design and smart wood construction, designed by Jeroen Wand.)
- A mirror-glass version of the Angled Cabinet (a display cabinet constructed with remarkable joints where all three beams share equal contact with each other, designed by Studio Thier & van Daalen).
- A special edition 1.5-metre version of the Coatrack by the Meter (A cleverly designed coat stand with minimal waste, designed by Maarten Baptist).
Especially for OBJECT, we also showed previews of two new products:
- The new 18×36 Chair + table by Floris Hovers. This set is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The chair owes its name to the dimensions of the profile of the slats (in mm) used for the construction. When you look closely, you can see that the furniture is made up of the same slats.
- The new Tangents Mirror by Jenna Postma. This mirror is playful in its simplicity. The metal frame at the back of the mirror leans nonchalantly against the wall and makes it easy for the mirror to stand. The frame also provides space for a number of clothes hangers. A subtle, graphic, and functional playground of lines.
Every year, OBJECT settles in an iconic building in or around Rotterdam. The designers will be present to explain their Design . The next edition of OBJECT Rotterdam is scheduled for 10-13 February 2022.