Christmas holidays are definitely over, all work is done and I am ready to go to Cologne to style and present my booth next week. Being in January I can’t help to also think about my next trip to Milan together with two friends. We are looking at apartments at the moment and can’t wait to go back to Milan. I love travelling to Northern countries but Italy is part of my life and always feels like coming home.
This picture Wendy of BeeldSteil and I made some months ago for Dutch vtwonen Blogazine inspired on our stay in Milan early 2016, I showed most pictures earlier in this post: A table setting and Milan favourites for vtwonen For the shoot we used the work of designers we met in Milan and on the picture above you see lamp ‘Roest’ by ‘Van Joost’ for Karven above my kitchen table. The black and white picture on the wall is from an old door photographed somewhere in Milan by Wendy.
During our stay in Milan we came across a number of Dutch designers including Joost van Veldhuizen. Next to his lights, including the one above, he exhibited a series of tables with names like ‘Last supper’ and ‘Altar’, an almost religious collection. Joost knows how to translate the strict Calvinist ideals and standards of his youth to designs that bend this standard. ‘Bend the norm ‘is his slogan.
2-4 via Van Joost