Last weeks we showed new developments within the Vij5 collection at two leading design events in Rotterdam. From 20-22 May we were part of the anniversary edition of OBJECT Rotterdam and from 8-19 June we presented Vij5 during the Design District trade event. In the coming period we will officially launch the new products, so not all of them can be found on our website yet. Would you like to see a preview of what is to come? Then read on...
About OBJECT Rotterdam
OBJECT is a unique pop-up platform for design labels, well-known designers, and up-and-coming talents. It's on the cutting edge of design, crafts, fashion, architecture, and art and is a must-see for people interested in interior, design lovers, art professionals, and collectors. For us, it is the perfect opportunity to show the Vij5 collection to real design lovers in a beautiful setting.
The beauty of the HAKA building
Every year, OBJECT settles in an iconic building in or around Rotterdam. This year it was again the beautiful HAKA building, where our presentation was located on the second floor. The HAKA building is a completely stripped architectural monument dating from the thirties. It is always a beautiful setting for our collection.
About Design District
Design District is the best trade event for interior design in the Netherlands. During 3 days, an exhibition floor of more than 10,000 m² is filled with presentations of the 200 most beautiful interior design brands. You will also find exhibitions of design academies and young designers and you can attend one or more lectures. For us a great moment to meet and update the interior design professionals we work with. The monumental Van Nelle Factory provides an inspiring setting.
What goes without saying for us during every exhibition we participate in is that we, Arjan & Anieke, are present every day to provide visitors with information. As publishers our work is content-driven, prioritizing the product and the story behind it. No smooth sales pitches, but honest enthusiasm about our products that we would like to share with you!
In our presentations, the first thing to see was of course the new products that have been added to the Vij5 collection in the past year:
- Chair 18 x 36 from Floris Hovers 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 its construction. When you look closely, you can see that the furniture is made up of the same slats.
- The Tangents Mirror by Jenna Postma 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. In addition, the frame provides space for a number of clothes hangers. A subtle, graphic and functional line pattern.
Especially for OBJECT, we also showed previews of two new products:
The handy Flip Desk by Swiss designer Charles O. Job. This super-thin folding workstation, whose hinge is inspired by that of a laptop, combines a storage compartment with a work surface and is wall-mounted. Designed as a utilitarian object, it fulfils its function as simply and inconspicuously as possible, without compromising on elegance and aesthetic quality.
A new, vertical version of the Coatrack by the Meter by Maarten Baptist as an addition to the existing system. Maarten has a penchant for industrial tube lasering and used this technique to create a coat rack with minimal waste. The vertical version will be available in a free-standing version and three wall-mounted versions. The tube size of the new version is the same as the original Coatrack by the Meter and can therefore also be incorporated into the system, allowing new combinations to be made.
In addition, a number of new colour variants of existing products were on display. For the wooden products, we use pigmented linseed oil, which allows us to give colour to these items in a very natural way. All new colours were chosen in cooperation with the relevant designers.
A special edition of the Angled Cabinet (a display cabinet constructed with striking nodes where all three beams touch each other equally) designed by Studio Thier & van Daalen.
The LookShelf (a solid oak bookshelf on which you present your favourite book) by Daphna Laurens gets a new look in three new colours.
The Epaulette frames by Ida Noemi & Caroline Olsson were also treated with pigmented linseed oil and will soon be available in three new colours.
The new colour for the Coatrack by the Meter (a cleverly designed coatrack with minimal waste) designed by Maarten Baptist is 'Anodic Gold'. A golden yellow colour with a slight sheen that goes well with both ochre yellow and brass.
Would you like to meet us and/or see the Vij5 collection in real life ? Then drop by during the next exhibition we participate in: Dutch Design Week! This is scheduled for 22-30 October 2022. The next edition of Design District takes place from 7-9 June 2023.