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Financieel Dagblad covered our our work in a special about new factories

Financieel Dagblad covered our our work in a special about new  factories: Long Live the Lab!

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dutch royals queen maxima and king willem alexander say they have two of our chubby chairs at home

During their visit to Italy Dutch royals Queen Máxima and King Willem Alexander went to the Gallery of Rossana Orlandi. When Rossana Orlandi pointed out our ChubbyCHAIRS claiming these are Dutch as well, Queen Máxima instantly reacted we have two of these...

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stedelijk museum acquires not only hollow chair for its permanent collection

The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam (NL) presents Dream Out Loud, a group exhibition that explores one of today’s most relevant topics: social design. The 26 designers featured in the show dream aloud about a better world, and try to figure...

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interview in the volkskrant magazine

Today a four page interview with Dirk appeared in the Volkskrant Magazine. You can read it here  

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sunflowers and snowmen heading to milan

Phew... the pieces for Milan are shipped right now to Plusdesign Gallery for the annual fair. We have had some minor setbacks in the production of the pieces for Milan combined with the regular production, a reunion of former employees...

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grand cafe mahler and deloitte outfitted with 16 fresnel lights

Catering Service Hutten BV and Accountancy Service Deloitte joined forces to realize a public restaurant on Deloittes ground floor in 'The Edge', situated the main office area of Amsterdam (NL). They commisioned Concern to complete the whole interior design, as...

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rvr chair finalist of dutch design awards 2015

We are finalists of the annual Dutch Design Awards!  The judges state: "the RvR Chair is produced in half an hour, a substantial gain in time in comparison to the time which was needed for the making of the first...

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Fotostudio De Jong x Chubby Chairs and Fresnel Lights

Dirk Vander Kooij outfitted the set of a Dutch live show called Fotostudio De Jong on the Westergasterrein in Amsterdam. It is in old industrial place, where our products fit perfectly.

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saint martins lofts in london outfitted with our fat line table

A space steeped in creative history and the former home of London’s iconic Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design has been transformed into a new residential development of 13 loft style spaces. To bring the development to life,...

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new characters at our hemkade showroom

It's been a while, but on Friday the 23rd of May 2014 the time came... The official opening of our new premises at the Hembrug site in Zaandam was a get-together with drinks that was attended by a great many...

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a new space, a new story

We kindly request the pleasure of your company for the official opening of our new workshop. Our studio previously moved from Eindhoven to the Optiek building at the Hembrug site in Zaandam. It's an old industrial area within a stone's...

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milan 2014 and opening party of our new location

For the first time since 2009, this year I'm going to skip the madhouse called Milan. Usually we would have been very busy making preparations, so there is a slight sense of emptiness... But we have good reason. This year...

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project new babylon? check.

In November 2013 we finished project New Babylon. Miranda Lantink, head designer of this office, retail and residential building in The Hague, has asked us to design and produce products for this prestigious new development.What started as a small project...

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goodbye eindhoven / hello amsterdam

We’re leaving Eindhoven and it hurts... especially me. I’ve been around in Eindhoven, I met inspiring people (my girlfriend Marleen, for one), I’ve been drunk (with joy now and then as well) and I watched my graduation project blossom into...

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dirk wins best new designer award during icff

In May 2013 Dirk was named Best New Designer during the latest International Contemporay Furniture Fair (ICFF 2013) in New York City. Dirk accidentally received the award for Body of Work – after the ceremony he swapped it with the grey...

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AN ORANGE CHUBBY CHAIR FOR THE ROYALS

In May 2013, during a visit of the Hembrugterrein in Zaandam, The Netherlands, Dirk was given the opportunity to present our Studio to King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima. Dirk handed over a Royal Orange Chubby Chair that was especially...

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salone del mobile in milan 2013

Dirk presented his products in April 2013 during Milan Design Week 2013 in two locations: Museo Baggati Valsechi and Spazio Rossana Orlandi. At the Museo we presented a Diffusor Cabinet, the cabinet is a result of acoustic studies. A mathematical principle shapes the...

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beijing design week 2012

Dirk exhibited a prototype of the Triangulate lamp at the Beijing Design Week 2012. Dirk was spellbound by the hundreds or even millions of triangles used to build up a computer model. Imagine buying some object, made up out of...

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moma and stedelijk purchase endless pieces for their permanent collection

We make museum pieces. We're entitled to make that statement now, because the Museum of Modern Art and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam have purchased pieces of the Endless-collection. Obviously we're pretty proud of that. The curator of the Stedelijk...

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dirk wins yng tlnt pin prize at the woonbeurs

Bertjan Pot has won the Woonbeurs Pin 2012 and he nominates someone he considers a remarkable young designer or young company for the Woonbeurs YNG TLNT Pin prize. The winner of the Woonbeurs YNG TLNT Pin 2012 is designer Dirk...

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vitra design museum - confrontations

The Vitra Design Museum asked us to think up a draft for the "Confrontations" exhibition. The idea was to link a designer to a company with a very specific expertise. In our case the business was A.Raymond, the clip fastener manufacturer...

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salone del mobile 2012

We've been offered a magnificent spot by Domus and Audi! Domus, a world-wide renowned design and architecture magazine, joined forces with Audi to curate an exhibition.  'The Future in the Making' is a major exhibition looking at what is to...

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dirk wins dutch design award 2011

After a successful and exhausting Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, the last event was the awardshow for the Dutch Design Award. During my study at the Design Academy in Eindhoven I have always yearned to receive that prize one day.  A...

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