2 Oktober 2021
A knife can be useful
and... why take the bus and not a taxi
interview in Dutch newspaper NRC
A knife can be useful
and... why take the bus and not a taxi
interview in Dutch newspaper NRC
coming up: The second life of REX, the first Dutch deposit chair
16-19 Sept: GLUE Amsterdam, at CONTACT
16-24 Oct: Dutch Design Week Eindhoven, in Microlab
3-5 Nov: Design District Rotterdam, stand S17
Last chance to see upto 12 sept:
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam: From Thonet to Dutch Design
With Interesting insights into the position of female designers and covid effects on design
opened! Crafts Council London - Maker's Eye:
Ineke curated a selection of 15 objects and advised on new aquistion, see
special openings during Art Rotterdam at the Kunsthal
- Thursday 1 Juli, 18.00-21.00: a late night opening with Ineke present, book your evening ticket
- Saturday 3 Juli, 17.00: an ‘after hours’ artist-tour by Erik & Ineke for a limited group, apply here
Tram driving through Rotterdam and announcing: Zilte Haring, Rode Kroot
The terrace & shop are open, the exhibition is opening soon, see
Who made your Storage or Stool?
People of The Sun communicates this very clear
see more on Storage & Stools, here
Geel als citroen, rood als tomaat is - extended - still on show in Museum Valkhof till 31 January
For the exhibition 6 animations were made: 'Zuinig-Sparsam-Frugal'.
They show some designs that are extremely economic in its use of material, such as:
Eat Your Heart Out, Tête à Tête set, Laser Chair and Instant Desk, see more: work 2020
3 Oct: An in-depth interview in Dutch national newspaper
Volkskrant Magazine design special: on life, design, future, women, farmer instinct and more, see
(interview Evelien van Veen, photos: Oof Verschuren, visagie: Chris Volkers)
Just opened: From Thonet to Dutch Design - Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, till 21 March
other exhibitions during this summer:
- till 6 Sept: Bentwood and Beyond, Thonet and Modern Furniture Design - MAK Vienna
- till 13 Sept: Geel als citroen, rood als tomaat, Ineke Hans & Erik Mattijssen - Museum Valkhof
- till 22 Nov: Royal Blue, William and Mary's finest Delftware - Kunstmuseum Den Haag
- Bentwood and Beyond - Thonet and Modern Furniture Design at MAK Vienna. Kunsthalle Chair on show till 6 Sept. Hear more about the exhibition here.
- opening 25 July: From Thonet to Dutch Design, at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, hear more (NL)
- till 13 Sept: Geel als citroen, rood als tomaat; Ineke Hans & Erik Mattijssen Museum Valkhof Nijmegen
Opening in times of Corona...
On 21 June the exhibition 'geel als citroen, rood als tomaat' (yellow as lemon, red as tomato) opens in Musuem Valkhof. It will be one of the first openings in the Netherlands in times of Corona, showing work that has been coming together in this complicated time with great help of our international clients.
In a large overview artist Erik Mattijssen and designer Ineke Hans show their work and relate to their mutual love for the common things with which we surround ourselves. With a leading role for intuition, room for wonder, surprise, comfort, music, animations, joy, love and new work.
21 June - 13 September: Museum Valkhof, Nijmegen for more info mail to press
odd times .....
coming up in Museum Valkhof Nijmegen: geel als citroen, rood als tomaat
Ineke Hans x Erik Mattijssen: drawings, furniture, comfort, music, joy and love
For now a blank pink page, but for this year on the menu:
a boardroom interior, new chairs, a museum exhibition, press tours, pop up presentations, discussions and.... new directions
As part of the Bauhaus 100th aniversary Ally was designed. 'Lamps of the Modern' asked four designers to reinterprete lights by Wilhelm Wagenfeld. see more
10 Nov: last day on show: German Design Graduates, a new initiative set up with Mark Braun & Herman Weizenegger
11-16 Nov: Global Grad Show, Dubai with Anna, Philipp, Marie, Tobi & Louis
11 Nov: moderation and part of panel discussion Sustainability and Design: Designing for a Future-Proof World at Global Grad Show Conference, Dubai. A conference with focus on Innovating for Social Impact.
London panel: 2 October 19.00 Tate Modern Terrace Shop, a panel discussion with Ineke Hans, Kim Colin (industrial facility) and Faye Toogood in the run-up to the book launch of Women in Design, by Charlotte and Clementine Fiell for Laurence King Publishers.
Friesland lecture: 4 October, 16.00 Ineke wil give a talk on the occasion of the presentation of the 'Vredeman de Vries Prijs voor Vormgeving' by Gedeputeerde Staten van Fryslân.
MAK Vienna: till 6 October on display in Vienna Biennale for Change 2019 and in the reinstalled MAK DesignLab for the upcoming years.
Berlin Design Week: 10 October 2019 opening of German Design Graduates, in Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin, initiated by Ineke Hans, Mark Braun & Hermann Weizenegger. On show till 10.11.2019, with public talks in opening weekend.
Cube DesignMuseum Kerkrade: 12 October opening of the new permanent exhibition What is Design? It shows the diversity of design, see
On summer holidays? Have a read!
In February Ineke will take over Hansjerg Maier-Aichen's position to take visitors on tours at Ambiente Frankfurt. An interview with her took place at the last Ambiente. You can find it HERE
Bye.... London and UK, indecisive about Brexit.... made us decide recently.
Due to some more reasons and with a bit of pain in the heart the small canalside studio in London closed, but please stay tuned for the next move. For now - above - a short film that was made by Kooyman & Ko in that lovely studio with Ineke in the Mondriaan/de Stijl year 2017.
last chance to see us lovely local till 21 April:
Alle Macht aan de Kunst in Omstand Arnhem
Bye bye Friso, designer of dutch design icons.
FLIX - the modular furniture system designed for the British company Hitch Mylius - received a special mention in the German Design Awards!
FlIX is a flexible seating system that is compact and soft, which works for both formal and informal spaces today, offering multiple and single seating options. With a minimum of components it is possible to create a range of configurations for office, hospitality and co-working environments, see more
For more Germany related news, see our February news
- 18-19 Oct: Creative Blur symposium at Museum für Kunst & Gewerbe Hamburg
- 20-28 Oct: Explore & Act - Dutch Design Week Eindhoven
- 23-27 Oct: Launch of Lowroom with Offecct - Orgatec Cologne
- 24-29 Oct: Launch of A Jug with Křehký - Manifest Colloredo Mansfeld Prague
- 24-29 Oct: Manifest at Manifest Colloredo Mansfeld - Designblok Prague
- 20 Sept-20 Nov: WASTE - Palais de Hollande, Istanbul Design Biennial
- 19 Oct-3 March: Speculative Design Archive - Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam
5 July: 'Een goed ding', Ontwerp Platform Arnhem (OPA) - on Fogo Island nutrition label
27 Juli - 6 Nov: Seoul, Dongdaemum Design Plaza: Luna Park.The Design Island
untill 30 June 2019: made in Holland, Museum Princessehof Leeuwarden
untill 15 Sept. 2018: Dutch Design Ineke Hans, Villa Mondriaan Winterswijk
Presentating two sustainable collections: Ordinairy Furniture & Berit Furniture... and cooperation with Guus van Maarschalkerweerd
• 1, 2, 3 June: Design Kwartier, Den Haag: presentation at Edwin Pelser
Events: 2 June, 15.00: talk at de Tempel / 16.30 - 18.00: drinks at Pelser
• 6, 7, 8 June: Design Districtt, Rotterdam with Guus van Maarschalkerweerd, Stand S53,
free ticket here Event: 7 June, 16.00 - 17.30 drinks and meet & greet with Ineke & Guus
• 7 June: 9.30 -11.30 Offecct Off Site, Flokk Rotterdam: talk Eat Design for Breakfast
14 May: Ineke speaks at DES Debates Edinburgh, with a.o. Annemartine van Kesteren (Museum Boijmans van Beuningen), Max Lamb, Grant Gibson, see
and... we are working on new projects that are coming up in autumn
- In times of rapid changes Lensvelt presents: NOTHING NEW
Museo Dicesano di Milano, Corso di Porta Ticinese 95, Milano
Design: Irma Boom
Texts: Deyan Sudjic (Designmuseum London), Bart Lootsma (Prof. Architectural Theory Innsbruck), Oliver Stratford (Disegno Magazine) - Intro: Nicolaus Schafhausen & Juliane Bischoff (Kunsthalle Wien) - Publisher: Sternberg Press Berlin, more + order
This summer Max Fraser invited designers to create a one-off artwork with three coloured A4 sheets of paper. All objects where auctioned for for Maggie's Cancer Centres.
With this lasercutted 'Bundle of Joy' for Maggie's we bring some joy and wish you: a merry Christmas and a fantastic new year!
Was ist Loos? - Kunsthalle Wien am Karlsplatz.
28 September - 12 November 2017
27 September 7 pm: Opening
Side program, a.o:
28 September 6 pm: The Pragmaticism of Ineke Hans
a conversation at Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz with Oliver Stratford (Disegno) Bart Lootsma (Prof. architectur theory Innsbruck) & Ineke Hans, read more
29 September 7 pm: Design and Living Together
a talk by Deyan Sudjic (director Design Museum London) followed by conversation between Nicolaus Schafhausen (director Kunsthalle WIen) Lilli Hollein (director Design Week Vienna) & Ineke Hans, read more
coming up in September:
1 Sept, Somerset House London: Learned Society late, wrap up of Learned Society expo
5-10 Sept, One Poultry, London: our contribution for Maggie's 'Joy for Living' project' on show
12 Sept, Design Museum London panel discussion: Friend of Faux?
19 Sept, V&A Museum talk: Design Chameleon
16-24 Sept. presentations at Brompton Design District during London Design Festival, see
- Last London Salon: an exhibition and pamflet as wrap up of London Salons + talks with BDD:
21 Sept: Models for Social Design - Community Economics
22 Sept: Models for Social Design - Designer's Perspectives
- Fogo Island Shop: Economic Nutrician Through Design
- People of the Sun Malawi launch our Storage & Stools
And... save these dates!
Written reports on the six East London studio-salons are online.
These salons are part of Ineke's London research project into 'The future of furniture design & the changing position of the designer' taking place in 2016-2017. Find overview and all links here.
In Milan 5th April? reflect on design...
- 14.00-15.00 Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Via Matteo Bandello 14/16: SUMMIT launches the fourth volume in their critically acclaimed series of collected interviews. Ineke wrote the introduction for it, read more
- 16.30-18.00 Aterlier Clerici, Via Clerici 5: Disegno x British Council: a conversation on design and industry. Johanna Agerman Ross, curator V&A, in conversation with Orhan Niksic (Zanat), Ineke Hans and Jan Boelen (Z33). Free but RSVP, read more
The conversation is part of the Open Design School program, see
Announced today: Kunsthalle Wien's program for 2017.
From 27 September - 12 November: Ineke Hans - WAS IST LoOS?
We wish everyone a great 2017, but also with more understanding, compassion and a bit less polarisation and anger then in 2016 please: let's celebrate our differences!
This was starting point to make this message for Disegno.
(STUDIO INEKEHANS will be closed till 2 January)
INEKEHANS COLLECTION - Ordinairy Furniture for Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Geleen (NL)
15 Nov: de Vechtclub, BNO-Utrecht / 19 Nov: Arnhem ArtEZ Art Research Conference Refl/acting; Futuring Furniture, about the changing role of designers in the furniture industry
29 Nov: London Furniture & social context
Things ain't what they use to be... (Oscar Peterson Trio)
An animation is online about the London Salons so far. Find it here.
CHOPS: choppingboards out of recycled plastic hanging in Pavilion Royal Palace.
We made an installation for BAL! in the gardens of the palace of Queen Juliana of the the Netherlands. BAL! is on till 25 Sept, see
Offecct's O2asis concept wins Green Good Design Award 2016 and our Smallroom furniture - as one of the first - is part of that... see
Working on all 3D design of routing and signing for 'Sonsbeek'.
Sonsbeek '16 is the 11th version of the most acclaimed exhibition of contemporary art in public space in the Netherlands taking place in Sonsbeek Park Arnhem at irregular years since 1949 and appears this year from 4 June to 18 September, see
During Clerkenwell Design Week London (24-26 May) Ineke is curator of 3 unique UK-NL popup salons in the Goldsmiths' Centre & a UK-NL popup exhibition in MOSA's London Flagship Store.
PLOUF, our chair & foot'pouf' for Moome (2014) is available in yellow and other exciting colours.
- 1 March: East London STUDIO | SALON#2: furniture & shifting means of production
- 18 March: BERIT outdoor collection launched at Strand West, Utrecht (NL)
- 23 March: talk at Tomorrow's Designer: What next for Designers in Residence? Design Museum London
- 31 March: East London STUDIO | SALON#3: furniture & economics
Announced today: our London Studio|Salon will cooperate with Clerkenwell Design Week (24-26 May) on two Dutch-British events. CDW will host 3 East London Salons for a larger audience - the XL salons - with acclaimed UK and NL speakers. Next to it a pop-up a exhibition of PROOFFLab (NL) and of a joint UK research project of Opendesk and Ineke. read more
In 2014/15 Ineke was the first Guest Professor at the Product Design course of the School of Arts & Design at the University of Kassel. She adopted the year to explore current issues in design with her students. The catalogue of 2014/15 - conceptualized and designed by Lambl/Homburger from Berlin - is online now, read more
The topics for six studio-salons are clear as are the first dates and speakers, see.
The salons will hop around different East London studio's hosting limited groups of professionals from all over the design scene with an interest to join the furniture discussions. The first salon is fully booked, but if you are interested please mail to be added to the guestlists of one of the others.
Last summer Ineke stepped down from the board and organisation of OPA (Design Platform Arnhem) but till the end of 2015 she took care of OPA blogs with editor Peter Nijenhuis.
For a whole week online platform Dutch Design Daily pays special attention to OPA and OPA's blogs, see... plus of course the 6 following days.
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam published an art-make-do-book: 'Maak het met Kunstenaars' (Make it with Artists) celebrating 10 years of artist workshops. With contributions of Viktor&Rolf, Rineke Dijkstra, Marcel Wanders, Mark Manders, Ineke Hans, Marlene Dumas and others, see
BERIT outdoor furniture from sustainable Accoya wood on stock from now on (also indoor of course)
- A private client asked to design furniture for her small island in the Netherlands. This summer we delivered new sustainable outdoor furniture made of Accoya-wood by boat, see.
- The client agreed to have the furniture produced on a larger scale. The Berit-collection will become available via INEKEHANS COLLECTION soon.
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
London Design Festival
Above: our Smallroom sofa's for Offecct.
Worldwide they have become a very popular system in the last 2 years. For working environments and even at home!
Above: Our Home Office installation 'human touch & the clean desk' for Stylepark during Orgatec
more info on october here
London Design Festival:
- enjoy the summer
Dutch Design Supermodels will make a short stop in Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam from June 6th, before it heads off around the world. Four of Ineke's chairs are part of the classic Dutch Design Models. Next to that you find our black 3d-printed interior in the Dutch Design Dollshouse. See the website and the nice film of the making proces.
We made Wonderwoud.
Icons and pictograms for fun and for guiding are an old time favorite of Ineke. Pictograms and icons are used in Wonderwoud for primary school 'De Windroos' to challenge and guide children through rare libraries, see
Out now: De Architect, Ineke is on the cover and there are 14 pages dedicated to our work related to architecture and design, see
diary week 6:
6 - 11 March, Signapore Design Week:
9 March: work in 'Hand Made' Museum Boymans van Beuningen on till 20 May
We are working.
Working on exciting projects, in amazing places like above.
Interieur Bienale, Kortrijk (20-28 Oct.)
Orgatec, Cologne (23-27 Oct.)
enjoying holidays: change of cheese
(Łęgi, eastern Europe)
7-11 February, Stockholm Furniture Fair, stand A20:20:
for OFFECCT we designed a new contract furniture system, for working, waiting and contemplating. The single elements can stand alone or can be combined in projects, lounges and if you like at home!
Ahrend 380 became the studiochair for the Design Products department of the Royal College of Art.
Ineke will be external examiner to this years RCA Design Products graduates.
New products for INEKEHANS©OLLECTION launched as lounge in Pure Village Club IMM-fair
see some more
16-22 January IMM Cologne:
20-24 January Maison & Object Paris, Now! Design á vivre!:
Here is a picture from Belgium made in July. In the meantime we are working on many nice things. Travelling a lot this month and involved in some events during Dutch Design Week by the end of October.
More Frozen Johannes for Bestuurscentrum Rabobank Nederland. The high version is excellent for projects.
Rabo project nominated for LAI prize and you can vote for Ahrend 380 in DDA.
Any other sept. issues: Neef Louis, My First Design Collection, iH© at Woonbeurs with EH&I, Via Milano and Strand.nl, New Olds in Holon extended, De Bijenkorf starts selling Ahrend 380.
enjoying the summer (hat by Vík Prjónsdóttir)
For the entrance of Netherlands exam institute CITO we designed a huge light object and one of the nicest roof terraces you can imagine. Her Royal Highness Beatrix of the Netherlands opened the new building.
Photo's: Herman van Ommen. see more