OBJECT Rotterdam 2021

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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 much of the (new) Vij5 collection together in a beautiful setting. We were present all days to provide visitors with information. It was super nice to see many familiar and new faces again!

The beauty of the HAKA building

Our presentation was on the second floor of the beautiful HAKA building: a completely gutted architectural monument dating back to the 1930s. The building is always a wonderful backdrop for our collection.


Our presentation featured all the new products added to the Vij5 collection in the past year:

Chaku (A handy coaster that supports various sizes of pots, pans and baking sheets (and when you're not using it, it makes a nice kitchen accessory on a hook), designed by Berlin design studio KellerFreyschmidt.)

Alf (A clever wall hook that can accommodate 5 clothes hangers at the same time, designed by Swedish designer Gustav Rosén).

Jute Light (A circularly produced lamp made from a specially developed material using 50% jute fibers 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 South Korean Studio PESI.)

Plant Collectors (A plant stand and flower pot in one, designed by Vij5 founders Arjan van Raadshooven & Anieke Branderhorst.)

There were also a number of new variants of existing products on display:

- A round version of the 's-Table (A sturdy and stable table thanks to a clear design and clever 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-meter version of the Coatrack by the Meter (A cleverly designed coat rack with minimal residual waste, designed by Maarten Baptist.)

Especially for OBJECT, we also showed previews of two new products:

- The new 18×36 Chair + table from . Floris Hovers. This set is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The chair gets its name from the dimensions of the profile of the slats (in mm) used for its construction. In fact, if you look closely, you can see that the furniture is constructed from all 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.

Coming up

Every year OBJECT descends on an iconic building in or around Rotterdam, with the designers themselves present to explain their Design . The next edition of OBJECT Rotterdam is scheduled for February 10-13, 2022.