Studio visit in Amsterdam East

Today we visited the studio of the artists duo Freudenthal/Verhagen.
Situated in a former harbour warehouse, built in 1892, also a formerly squatted building, completely renewed into workplaces. Freudenthal/Verhagen have been working here since 20 years or so. Freudenthal/Verhagen’s work is very imaginative, so is their studio.
Although filled with various things their studio is very tidy.

Iris Apfel; "I don’t do minimal"

Yes! this is something we wanted to see for a long time: Iris Apfel‘s Manhattan Apartment. It’s all that we wanted wanted it to be !!
All photo’s are taken by Roger Davies from Architectural Digest, Do check the link for the article by Amanda Valli. (June 2011)

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Thank you so very much AD!
For our friend M. The Minimalist.

Studio visit in Milan, Tortona area

Today we visited the Traviganti Metal workshop in Milan. A large place with lots of interesting machine’s. Craftsmen make all kinds of metal objects, functional items such as beer taps and vases and less functional object such as larger than life Fabergé eggs, robots, horses with Swarovski stones, and other useless luxurious stuff. Amazing! It was a true joy to visit this studio. This workplace isn’t very tidy, the work is.

Mimi Berlin made a presentation on Travaganti and the Salone di Mobile in Milan 2011, for OPA Designcafé, of May 2011; Arnhemilano travigantissimo. Graphic Designer Igor Teuwen used our Images for his poster design announcing this presentation.

Office visit in Milan, western part

Today we visited the office of Rossana Orlandi and Co. A very tiny and very crowded place, situated in the middle of her gallery. It’s nothing more than a wooden cubicle, it looked vintage to me, under all the modern clutter that is.The gallery is situated in an old tie factory the cubicle offices dates from this time, so does the shop on the first floor. This office resembles the gallery on the spot!
Rossana Orlandi by Tom Dixon, and a drawing by Maarten Baas

Studio visit in The Hague Eastside

Today we visited the studio of Vittorio Roerade. His studio is situated in a former Postal (PTT) owned building. This building is shared with about 125 creative and innovative enterprises Roerade’s work is not tidy, same goes for his studio.



Studio visit in Amsterdam West

Today we visited Ido Vunderink‘s studio in Amsterdam West. He is sharing this place with fellow artist Aldert Mantje. It’s situated in a former school building. It’s a temporary place for the artists. Vunderinks paintings are tidy, his studio is not.