16 May 2014

ART: DESIGN KWARTIER DEN HAAG

Today I went to The Hague for Design kwartier, a new festival with a focus on slow design, food and lifestyle. In the Zeeheldenkwartier, an up and coming area in The Hague, you will find a lot of pop up shops, food events and you can see what the designers who live here are working on right now. I love to share my favorite discoveries with you:

 

Let’s start with the one thing you can’t miss and that’s an inside look at how the editor-in-chief of Eigen Huis & Interieur (a Dutch interior magazine) lives. She opened the doors of her home and well: you immediately get why she’s working in the design business. It’s a former milk factory turned into a home you want to live right now. Almost all the furniture (from prints to couches and from cups to books) is for sale and there’s a tiny little cafe too.

 

Also nice to visit is the toy store on the Piet Heinstraat 15 where they sell beautiful handmade toys and kids can make their own graphic design print via an iPad app of Makii.

 

Then there’s a store called the Theedoekenwinkel where they only sell towels of designers like Mae Engelgeer and Studio Job.

 

New is the Fine Store where you will find a stunning collection of honest produced home design.

 

On the Prins Hendrikstraat Tas-ka opened their doors to see where all those stunning pillows, blankets and cutting boards are made. And they have a pop up Bakkerswinkel going on so you’re in for a double treat.

 

I wait here sells ceramics from Cornwall made in the Netherlands by Kirstie van Noort and the building has a beautiful historic touch.

 

There’s much more to see, so have fun in The Hague!

 

For more information see: www.designkwartier.com 

 

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