Mae Engelgeer X Fest Amsterdam | CRUSH Collection

FEST Amsterdam was founded in 2013 from a personal need for well designed furniture without the high-end prices and has quickly become a brand known for its Dutch design with a fresh twist and a pop of colour. When visiting the store in the Pijp area for my city guide my eye caught the new collaboration with Mae Engelgeer, you might remember her as one of the designers who’s work I choose to present at the Trend stand I designed on commission of IMM Cologne earlier this year. No need to say I am a huge fan of her work! 

Last week the new collection called ‘CRUSH’ was launched during a festive event at Hutspot Amsterdam. Mae usually starts a conceptual idea with a word or name and choose the word CRUSH, because it communicates a certain playfulness that she felt both she and Femke share in their designs and the ‘crush’ they have on each others style!

CRUSH consists of a series of graphic cushions and small vases. The collection is available at all Hutspot stores and at Fest Amsterdam. Scroll down for more information, an impression of the Amsterdam store and my discoveries!

Fest Amsterdam – The store

With the current demand for lasting design, craftsmanship and beautiful materials and fabrics Fest hits all boxes, they follow the latest trends, but comfort, durability and timeless design always come first. In the store at the Van Woustraat a wall filled cabinet shows the smaller accessories, cushions and lamps by both Fest and different designers who collaborated with the brand.

With velvet still going strong a series of chairs in different shades of velvet and other selected Kvadrat fabric, a brand Fest is often working with, is grouped around the table. The bench, which will be available in various finishes and set for release this fall. It surprised me and is totally up my alley at the moment and it could bring in some warmth, another great item I spotted in the shop window was the he small black side table by Studio Terhedebrügge in Berlin which really fits my idea of design aesthetic at the moment.

Throughout the store you will find a selection of sofa’s chairs, rugs and small tables by Fest Amsterdam. If you find it difficult to find the right sofa or are looking on how to interpret your style at home you might be interested in the free interior advice Fest offers on Sunday’s, follow the link to make an appointment! More pictures of the store at my Amsterdam City guide blog and don’t forget to download the AMS NXT app if you are coming to town to discover my personal favourites. 

pictures by Fest Amsterdam | Store pictures by Vosgesparis // Amsterdam Next