This post is long overdue! It’s been a busy week. Also I do not normally want to post any of my own work or pics. But had to share some of these with you. These pics were taken last wednesday at the Droog Store/Gallery opening in Soho, NYC. The store has 2 floors, with a range of jewellery to furniture to blue foam houses (see images). It was designed by Makkink & Bey Studio (run by Rianne Makkink and Jurgen Bey).
During the opening Jan Broekstra served Tequila with a pump system in his especially designed cups for the occasion (DROOG 2009 it said on them). As usual his porcelain cups are beautiful and finely made. (see pic above with Jan and Jurgen Bey). Years ago I interned at Jurgen Bey‘s Studio and then produced a couple hundred plates for the Design Academy at Jan Broekstra’s studio. Last Wednesday’s opening was like a small reunion.
Since the Blue Foam House is on sale as well, so if you can check it out now before it is sold! The house was really beautiful with intrinsic patterns cut into the foam or made by cutting the foam and applying it in a certain pattern. The patterns were patters we all know, but because it was all fake, for example a brick pattern, wall paper pattern).
If you have a chance to go by when in NYC:
droog New York
76 Greene Street
New York, NY 10012 map
tel. +1 212 941 8350
More and probably clearer images can be found at Dezeen.com