- Location: 1016 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Website: frozenfountain.nl
Amsterdam design pilgrims stop first at The Frozen Fountain, a reference since 1985 that sells contemporary furniture, lighting, fabrics and home accessories, with international design names and a strong emphasis on local talent. The Frozen Fountain is a spacious, airy 6,500-square-foot space located along the lovely Prinsengracht canal, with a relaxed atmosphere, a permanent furniture collection and rotating exhibitions including commissioned work from young and established artists and designers...
Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek’s custom-designed, multi-colored furniture made from scrap timber, recycled aluminum, old doors and window units has an appealing handmade quality.
A one-of-a-kind Claudy Jongstra felt wall hanging looks like a long-haired bison hide.
A barstool made from a bicycle seat brings the Amsterdam bike aesthetic indoors. Young Dutch photographer Jaap Scheeren’s “Exploding Trees” photograph hangs above a forest-green sectional (top pic).
And an ornate “Heatwave” from Joris Laarman for Jaga puts the ordinary radiator to shame.
- Kristin Hohenadel blogging from rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France. She can be reached at kristinh @ apartmenttherapy . com