Meet our Founding Partners
GLUE amsterdam connected by design is made possible by the support of our Founding Partners. Their businesses are strongly tied with the culture and economy of Amsterdam. Who are they?
Ingeborg de Roode - Curator Industrial Design at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Helmich Jousma - Teamleader Concept Design at Interface the Netherlands
Another gap that he refers to is that Eindhoven, with its Dutch Design Week and link to the Design Academy, has filled a hole, and that many other events are concentrated around Rotterdam. ‘Now it’s time for GLUE to put the creative capital back on the map,’ he says decidedly.
Erwin Schuster - Director & Alex Schaub - Head of the Makerspace and Community Contact Amsterdam
Coen Verhoef - partner of Concept Gallery and Countrymanager Thonet in the Netherlands and Belgium
A Design strip, with a nod to The Vegas Strip, the neon-lit strip of chic hotel-casinos and shops in Las Vegas, that’s what they had in mind. ‘The script was ready,’ says Coen Verhoef, responsible for Thonet in the Netherlands and Belgium, sitting in the café area of the Concept Gallery. Together with the adjacent Kasstoor shop and the Architects Showroom, Concept Gallery saw the importance of organising a design event on the ‘Amsterdam design strip’ along the Pedro de Medinalaan on Steigereiland Zuid. Because of corona, they postponed an event, and important fairs like the Salone del Mobile and Orgatec were also cancelled, so they were unable to show any novelties.
Ruud van Oosterhout - designer at rvodesign
Not only because it is the most beautiful location you can imagine in Amsterdam, but also because Ruud van Oosterhout has settled there with his studio and showroom: rvodesign. The designer is displaying stylish collections in the listed building right next to the Rijksmuseum.
Ton Minkels & Rob Cornelissen - brand representatives of Eikelenboom and Arper at Design Post Amsterdam
In a beautiful area of Amsterdam, at the north end of Cruquiuseiland, the office of Design Post Amsterdam offers a view of the glistening water with its houseboats and the light shining through the many windows of the two floors of this interior collective. In the showroom, Design Post Amsterdam presents renowned brands such as Arco, Arper, Danskina, Montis, Palau, Kvadrat, and Eikelenboom, which have an area of 1500 square meters to show their collections together. ‘Most people know us, but not our location.’ Time to change that..
Robert Bronwasser offers a three-day look behind the scenes. His large studio on the Johan van Hasseltkanaal in Amsterdam North offers an almost unobstructed view of the IJ, despite the fact that there has been a lot of construction of late. Inside, during GLUE, you can see how the designer sketches and designs, and how that leads to products of which there are many examples in the studio: from a coat rack, table and sofa to crockery and the watering can. Not only can you see live how Robert Bronwasser works, but you can also see it in images and text: his book Enjoy Everyday Design will be presented during this event.
Marcel Vermeulen - Managing Director Kvadrat Benelux
Marcel Vermeulen was one of the founders of GLUE. During a dinner at De Plantage, a plan was forged, which led, among other things, to Kvadrat opening its doors during the event, showing the latest collection of textiles from design agency RAW COLOR.
Michel Troost - owner Kasstoor
Guess who’s back? GLUE is a good momentum to show that Kasstoor has resurfaced. With a new logo, a new website, and a new collection that is indebted to the surprising high-end profile of yesteryear. For a year now, Kasstoor – formerly De Kasstoor & Wonen 2000 – has had a new owner: Michel Troost. We know him as the managing director of Vitra Netherlands, where he worked for ten years, and in recent years as the managing director of Montis.