GLUE amsterdam connected by design

September 14-16.2023

GLUE is a three-day design-route from and for Amsterdam designers, the general public, architects, brands, showrooms, galleries, academies, and other colleagues.

GLUE amsterdam connected by design connects all locations and provides a substantive and attractive program for colleagues and the public.

Founding Partner

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Partners 2022

Founding Partners

RVO Design

Ruud van Oosterhout specialises in the design of furniture, interiors, as well as ceramics and glass objects in an unmistakably minimalist and sober style.
His designs are an exploration of form, shape, colour & proportion. All comes together in his furniture collection bruut., the crystal table pieces and the porcelain tableware range. Ruud’s collections consist of stronge shapes in which sustainability is an indispensable aspect.

Robert Bronwasser

Industrial designer Robert Bronwasser passionately merges creative skills, common sense and over 25 years’ experience into useful products with a one-off look – to put a daily smile on your face.

Design Post Amsterdam

The renowned interior design brands Arco, Arper, Casala, Kvadrat, Montis, XAL and Eikelenboom with brands such as Hollands Licht, Luceplan and Vibia present their collections in the redesigned showrooms on Cruquius Island. Design Post Amsterdam is an interior collective showcasing design furniture, lighting, carpets and textiles for professionals and consumers on 1000sqm.


Kvadrat was established in Denmark in 1968 and has deep roots in Scandinavia’s world-famous design tradition. A leader in design innovation, Kvadrat produces quality contemporary textiles and textile related products for architects, designers and private consumers across the world.


Kasstoor Sophisticated Amsterdam Living. Allow us to introduce the renewed Kasstoor showroom in Amsterdam. The well-known Amsterdam based retailer Kasstoor for more than 100 years, is offering top-design furniture pieces located at the waterfront of ‘Het IJ’ at IJburg. From this beautiful spot we are proudly offering you excellent furniture pieces & brands curated and selected from all over the world. A fantastic balance between the different design philosophies around the world.

Cultural Partner

Community Partner

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

The Stedelijk Museum was founded in 1874 by a group of private citizens in Amsterdam, led by C.P. van Eeghen, who donated funds and their art collections to establish a museum in the capital of the Netherlands that would be devoted to modern art. The collection, housed at first at the Rijksmuseum, was moved in 1895 into the Museum’s own building, designed by A.W. Weissman.


BNO, the Association of Dutch Designers is founded by designers, for designers. Their history goes back more than a hundred years. What’s more important is what they are today: the largest community of designers and design agencies in the Netherlands, supporting and promoting designers and their profession. 


GLUE TV 2022 is in collaboration with creative media partner Thonik, broadcasting partner SALTO television and Mediacollege Amsterdam/Bas de Groot.

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In the iconic Thonik building at the Wibautstraat, GLUE participants and influential Amsterdam creatives will be interviewed by journalists, including Jeroen Junte, Marsha Simon, and Viveka van de Vliet, about their business, vision, and inspirations, but also about the overarching GLUE theme, ‘The City is ours’, which is inspired by the fact that we are travelling less and fewer tourists are coming to Amsterdam, making the city and its economy ours again. The interviews will be about unusual ways of doing business, about Amsterdam as a self-sufficient ecosystem where designers, architects, showrooms, and brands work together.

The City is Ours!

Auditiorium at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Navigating the city

Founding Partners
GLUE was initiated thanks to the Founding Partners who recognised the importance of a united creative Amsterdam. Thanks to Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Kvadrat, Kasstoor, Design Post Amsterdam, Robert Bronwasser and Ruud van Oosterhout Design. Go see their specially programmed exhibitions spread over the city.

Participating locations become GLUE HUBS when they host 4 or more designers and brands. More to see, check it out.

Printed City Map
GLUE maps all participating locations, literally. All addresses are clearly stated on a city map of Amsterdam and are easy to find via a clear index.