Lenneke Wispelwey Ceramics

Geometric patterns meet thoughtful pastels in the Dutch ceramicist's array of housewares

There’s an elegant simplicity to the work of Arnhem, Netherlands-based ceramicist Lenneke Wispelwey. There’s also a touch of mathematical fun. As a whole, her work is easily recognizable for two specific reasons. Regardless of what design object she is constructing—be it a plate or a carafe—orderly geometric shapes add clean structural definition. As for color, Wispelwey (who founded her studio in 2008) works primarily in …

Word of Mouth: Amsterdam

Our updated look at the creative Dutch capital and its "normal" approach to urban living

Much like the city’s compact urban landscape, Amsterdam’s creative history is also densely formed, and even a quick visit to the Dutch capital can be extremely inspiring. Interestingly, you often hear Dutch people say they strive to act “normal”—yet it’s their dynamic way of viewing the world that has continued to make the Netherlands so unique and brimming with ingenuity. With its highly accepting population …

Frederik Molenschot at Huys

The Dutch lighting designer's public exhibition in a private residence in NYC

At the Huys (pronounced “house”) residence in New York City, presently in development by the Netherlands’ Kroonenberg Groep, you’ll find a new, unified showcase of Dutch contemporary design. Situated in an exhibition space, the lobby and beside every door, sculptural lighting designer Frederik-Molenschot has unveiled an imaginative public art exhibition and more. Among the work of the High Line’s landscape architect Piet Oudolf and world-class …