The Lazy Modernist is an easy chair made with mobile elements, designed/made by Atelier Van Lieshout and Lensvelt: so it is Dutch Design, and like most designs from The Netherlands it’s fun! Mind you this is contract furniture: made for the office.
On a very Misty and Grey day, in typical Dutch weather, Club H.o.p. and Mimi Berlin decided to visit Aalsmeer. Situated in this small town, near Schiphol Amsterdam, is the largest trading centre for plants and flowers in the world. The flower auction is open to the public on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 07.00 to 11.00, and on Thursdays, from 07.00 to 09.00 (Royal Flora Holland). There are many colorful flowers to be seen, in bulk! But outside of the buildings there isn’t so much color to be found.
club H.o.p. in public transport
Nice to know: The Aalsmeer Flower Auction building is the second-largest building by footprint in the world, covering 518,000 square metres.
Camtrays are for use in restaurants, hotels (room service), cafeterias, mall food courts, hospitals and schools. /Durable construction backed by Cambro’s five year guarantee against breakage/Made of lightweight, high-impact fiberglass with reinforced edges./Stain, odor and scratch resistant./Molded-in Dri-Stak separators ensures even air flow between trays for quick drying.
Yesterday we went to the opening of Art Rotterdam in the wonderful Van Nelle factory. The place was over crowded but we still managed to see some interesting works. We will visit this art fair again later this week to have a better look, it really seemed worth a second visit. Tip of the week: if you are near Rotterdam in the Netherlands you should go there!
Van Nelle factory in ca 1930 (photo: E.M. van Ojen) image via archined
For sale: Van Nelle Shag (tobacco), packages in a limited edition
Van Nelle Shag (tobacco), packages in a limited edition
Tea room at the 9th floor
The Van Nelle factory is an industrial montument, initially designed by Michiel Brinkman, after his sudden death Jan Brinkman and Leendert van der Vlugt finished it around 1930. This building is an icon of the Dutch “Nieuwe Bouwen” movement, or as we say in German the “Neue Sachlichkeit” The Van Nelle building was a factory for coffee, tea and tobacco, nowadays it houses companies and hosts events. The building and it’s surrounding alone are worth the visit to the Art Rotterdam Fair. (image Van Nelle factory via archined)
From 6 to 9 February 2014, this international art fair Art Rotterdam has 114 participating galleries, half of them are from abroad