First or second is the brand new conceptstore in Alkmaar by Jantine and Vivian of April & May I had the pleasure to join them for a little tour through the shop and a dinner to celebrate the opening of the store some weeks ago.
First or second offers a collection of both new and carefully selected second hand furniture from Dutch and Scandinavian designers such as, Minotti, B&B Italia, Vitra, Flexform and Pastoe next to brands as Menu, Hay, Muuto, AndTradition
In the huge store you will find a special kids department, a special zone with changing themes and a part, called the villa where all brands are mixed together into a fictive living space. Coffee and tea is served in the cafe, which is a collaboration between Norm Architects and Menu.
Update: this store is now closed