Normally I don’t do clickbait headlines like ‘You won’t BELIEVE bla bla’ or ‘X reasons you really should…’ but here I am promoting the living SHIT out of an event that has turned into one of the highlights of the Dutch cultural season. Yes folks, the 2015 edition of OBJECT Rotterdam is coming up and I’m pulling out all the stops to convince you to come over to the teeming metropolis of Rotterdam to enjoy some kick-ass Dutch art and design. After all, I’ve been there before and this year I’m going ALL out and I’m not afraid to admit it. So here we go, 10 reasons you MUST visit OBJECT Rotterdam 2015! OBJECT ROTTERDAM 2015!
1 – Object Rotterdam 2015 = Location, location, location
Before you scroll down to all the design deliciousness I have to show you, let me introduce you to the legendary SS Rotterdam, the cruise ship that used to sail between Rotterdam an New York. This picture perfect vintage Modernist wet dream is the location of OBJECT Rotterdam. Ain’t she a beauty?
Photo by Paul de Graaff IV
2 – Fransje Killaars
Fransje Killaars is the best. She lent me one of her multi-colored room dividers that I saw at last year’s edition of Object Rotterdam so that I could pretend I actually owned one when I was interviewed for Dutch interior design magazine VTwonen last year. Hihi!
3 – Aleksandra Gaca – Architextile
Talking about room dividers…BRING THE NOISE! And then reduce it with Architextile, the acoustic fantastic room dividers and home textiles by designer Aleksandra Gaca. First time I’m going to her work and I’m oh so looking forward to it!
4 – Form finder and designer Arnout Visser
Okay, so the PR agency sent me this picture featuring a design by Arnout Visser but for the life of me I cannot figure out what it is. In any case, it looks stunning and I can’t wait to bump into this guy so that he can tell me what he has designed.
5 – New toys by Floris Hovers
6 – HEETMAN | PATIJN – Tony
These designers are so IMPORTANT their names are in CAPITALS, people! All kidding aside, the Tony lamp by Hans Heetman and Jaap Patijn is pretty friggin’ awesome. AWESOME!
7 – Back to basic lamp by Isabel Quiroga
Talking about lamps, how about the Back to Basic lamp by Isabel Quiroga? I’m always a bit skeptical when people talk about going back to basic because I’d rather go forward to complicated – but I have to say this lamp looks pretty great.
8 – Chemical Insects by Juliette Warmenhoven
Frankly, I can’t make heads or tails from her website, but these Chemical Insects by Juliette Warmenhoven definitely tickly my fancy.
9 – BASE Clock by Kranen Gille
Fuck, I’m at 9 already! Oh well…what do you think about this BASE Clock by Kranen Gille? It’s kind of retro except it’s not but could definitely see one in my kitchen!
10 – Linda Nieuwstad
Totally unrelated to this blogpost, but I see the name Linda Nieuwstad and I immediately think of Linda Ronstadt and turn on Blue Bayou on Spotify. Anyhoo. I saw Linda Nieuwstad’s huge flowers a while ago at Piet Hein Eek and never took the time to look up the name of the designer. Which is a shame because her work is really in a league of its own. Let’s kiss and make up at Object Rotterdam, Linda!
11 – Philip Lüschen
Oh well, let’s forget I wrote ’10 reasons you really should visit Object Rotterdam 2015′. I’m going to give you some more! How about these Assembled Objects by Philip Lüschen? Definitely one of the designers I’m looking forward to most!
12 – Moving Things by Studio Theun
13 – Studio Thier & Van Daalen
What? You want more? You’ve got it! Starting Thursday February 4, I’m going to be reporting from Object Rotterdam like you wouldn’t believe it! And need I even say it? Check out www.objectrotterdam.com for all the details!