AT Europe: Amsterdam - The Frozen Fountain Showroom

AT Europe: Amsterdam - The Frozen Fountain Showroom

Kristin Hohenadel
Jul 25, 2007

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

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