Okay, so I made a cheesy reference to Seinfeld in the headline of today’s blogpost about Piet Boon. So what? I had the pleasure of seeing ‘the Boon’ in action twice this year. First, I visited the Piet Boon showroom at the Salone del Mobile. And then in June, I attended the sneak preview party of the much-needed makeover Piet will be doing of the Marriott Hotel in Amsterdam.
Piet Boon at the Salone del Mobile
If you follow me on Instagram, you might remember I posted a picture of the veritable crème de la crème of Dutch Design. The folks at Eigen Huis & Interieur had invited a gaggle of designers for a super dooper special picture in their upcoming September issue. And I was very proud to beat everybody to it and post this amazing scoop online – here it is again for your viewing pleasure.
I went back there near the end of the Salone and took these pictures. Pretty amazing, huh? If you want more Piet Boon by the way, don’t forget to check out this blogpost and this one. God, I love Piet Boon. And he’s such a nice guy!
FINALLY! Piet Boon gives the Marriott a makeover!
Call me weird, but I have some good memories about the Marriott Hotel in Amsterdam – even though I had never been there before. You see, in the late Seventies my parents were friends with this couple and the woman couldn’t stop bragging in this really hoity toity fake English accent about how they’d been to the Marriott that had just opened at the time and had HOT APPLE PIE! Don’t get me wrong, they were really nice people but for years my parents, my brother and I said ‘hot apple pie!’ when we wanted to say something posh.
Anyway, back to Piet Boon and his Marriott makeover. Not only are the new rooms a vast improvement over its current late Eighies Designing Women-esque interior (I dare you to click on this Trip Advisor page with all the travellers’ pictures), they also are an example of where Marriott is taking its brand. Exciting stuff!
And there you have it. From Milan to Marriott, Piet Boon, Piet Boon! I’ll leave you with a picture of Mr. Nice Guy himself and wish you a pleasant day. Buh-bye!