After a successful first edition in 2012, Design Icons started last year to return annually. In February 7 and 8 2015, sixty international vintage design dealers will return to Amsterdam to showcase an extensive collection of 20th century furniture design in one single place, making of Design Icons the vintage shopping event of Holland. Similar popular events specially organized for original vintage design have already been running for quite a while in Paris, Brussels, Ghent, Berlin and Düsseldorf. That is how the idea came up to invite the vintage professionals for a trade show in the Netherlands.
Design Icons Amsterdam will take place once again at the beautiful venue of De kromhouthal in the North of Amsterdam. This former marine engine factory has been restored into a charming event location/ Situated on the North shore of ’t IJ, there is a beautiful view to the city center.
The industrial atmosphere of De kromhouthal is the ideal setting to showcase the design icons of the past century. The 60 dealers from all over Europe who will gather at Design Icons, will display their finest vintage design pieces from the 1930s – 1980s. As a matter of facts, one can expect to find at Design Icons, the well known master pieces by Eames,Rietveld, Jacobsen and Mies van der Rohe, next to more affordable interior pieces. A diversity of objects will be offered for sale: Scandinavian teak sideboards and industrial design up to Italian lighting from the 1950’s and fiberglass shell chairs. Furniture makers of the post-war period experimented with new materials, moderndesign and the function of furniture in the interior. The history of the designs of the 20th century are an inspiration up until the present day.
Tip: fun and free, from Amsterdam Central Station take the ferry to cross the IJ river! On arrival it’s a 10 minute walk to De Kromhouthal. Tickets & Info