Interior Design Event at The Amsterdam Rai New Talent And Innovative Thinking

The Woonbeurs Amsterdam 1 – 6 October 2013 was a smaller event this year compared to 2012 however, I was very pleased that I attended.  It’s great to see new and upcoming local Dutch talent showing their latest creations and innovations for interiors.I met some amazing people and was extremely impressed with the creative play of industrial and natural fabrics used.  I am a big fan of industrial mixed with contemporary and modern.Making a space unique and special is the key to any interior being styled.Leather was a big draw this year used in very neutral shades of brown, beige, grey off white etc..  Lighting was also a big feature and again the use of eco friendly materials was quite prominent. IMG_1412

One young designer in particular was very fascinating – Sander Mulder.  His use of industrial design and lighting was amazing.  Imagine taking the shape of a light bulb and designing it to look “cracked open” at the bottom.  You not only get the actual light bulb but, a glass shade from the actual light bulb itself thus, using one element to create a two dimensional effect!  Metal containers in multiple colours placed on wheels to create ease of movement and great storage.  Truly amazing thought put into the designs.  Other designers gave you bold use of colour creating a very sixties feel. IMG_1413

Jess Design was a real “wow factor” with it’s use of leather to design super comfortable sofas and chairs. Their designs allowed you to simply sit back and relax – I didn’t want to get up!    It all gave me a great boost of energy and drive for going forward with ideas that can work in all kinds of spaces.  And that is what attending an interior design event should do – give you endless possibilities of creating amazing spaces.

Article by: Aerial De Neau, Interior Stylist
Photos: Aerial De Neau

 

Aerial De Neau-Karlas

Aerial De Neau-Karlas

“Coming from San Francisco, I moved to Amsterdam as part of following my passion to experience life in another country. Amsterdam had an appeal that I absolutely loved. That same passion lead me into interior styling. Being able to create a look for a space is the best feeling. It is a challenge at times finding exactly what works and what doesn’t, but that is all part of the journey. Being able to bring to reality a look that is special and unique is the creative process in motion. It’s what I love doing.”

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