February 18, 2012

Design Icons + an industrial shipyard

Last weekend I visited the first edition of Design Icons in Amsterdam with Paulina, a showcase of the design classics of the 20th century. It all took place in the venue called De Overkant (meaning The other side) For me it is literally the other side, because when I look across the water from nearby where I live I can see the building.

It is a former shipyard that has been restored into an event location. It still has a very industrial feeling with stripped walls and lots of concrete and metal. These pictures are made in the restaurant and when we saw this wall we couldn't do anything else then just making pictures of it.. Ain't it amazing!  

To be honest many of the showed design was not really my cup of tea... I did admired some of the design chairs of course such as the Panton and Eames chairs in colors that I had never seen. But I am just not that much a lover of retro furniture.

I was mainly attracted by the industrial furniture and industrial lamps. And it was good to see my friends from 360volt.com again. You can read more about them in my personal Amsterdam city guide, a guide with all my favorite spots in town. We had a nice chat about their lamps and the industrial letters they are gonna add to their collection soon. If they are any good like the ones they  brought to the exhibition I can't wait to see them! 


Lau de Casalil said...

Gorgeous place, very inspiring pics as always... and ephemere restaurant??? no because you'll have to bring me on this other side when I'll come .. I love those wide wild spaces!! Merci Dees

Rozmeen said...

Wat gaaf. Toevallig heb ik ook net een looplamp gekocht om er wat mee te doen.

Ik wens je een fijn weekend.

Karin said...

Leuk die verzameling looplampen bij elkaar, krijg er bijna zin in, maar houd het voorlopig toch maar bij 1 ;) Heerlijk om zo'n plekkie aan de overkant te hebben! Fijn weekend.

Cez said...

fantastique.... you didn't bring me there when i came!!!! next time.... i want to see!!! bisous ma copine!!!!

18 Kerut said...

I love your blog. very nice!

Beach House Living said...

Fabulous place!

Hilda said...

i love your blog!!