February 22, 2013

The end of WinterSALON/13

With a successful stocksale with cocktails we end the 13th edition of SALON/. 

We would like to thank everybody that joined in on the fun. All participating designers and locations and all of you that payed a visit to WinterSALON/.  Thank you very much.

We couldn't have done it without you!

We hope to welcome you at SALON/KANT. (15 juni tot 18 augustus 2013)

February 21, 2013

winterSALON/2013: Allan Vos

Designer Allan Vos (1980) studied Textile and Fashion Design at the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague and Attended various masterclasses at London's Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Following his studies, Vos became an apprentice of designer Yoshiki Hishinama (Tokyo) and worked at Cirque du Soleil, Disney and Stage Entertainment USA. vos is known by his costume designs for various theatres and movies, as well as his various theatrical creations and red carpet designs for Dutch celebrities. End of 2011, Vos decided to change paths. Created out of passion and the multiple options that menswear offers, he could not longer resist his temptation to design men's collections. In July 2012 he showed his very first menswear collection at the Amsterdam Fashion Week.

winterSALON/2013: Josephine Colsen

Josephine Colsen is a product and fashion designer based in Amsterdam. After graduating from the Fashion Department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, she has worked in the fashion industry in Italy and France various and established her company Josephine Colsen Interior Products.

winterSALON/2013: Karin Arink

Karin Arink (1967) graduated in 1990 at the academy in Rotterdam, and was participant in the Rijksakademie from 1990-1992. She won the First Prize Prix de Rome Sculpture in 1992 and was nominated for a.o. the Illy Prize 2005. Her work is widely exhibited in group shows in the Netherlands and abroad. Since 1999 she is lecturer, coach and juror at various academies and since 2012 department coordinator in the Willem de Kooning academy Rotterdam.

February 16, 2013

winterSALON/2013: Ahmet Polat

Ahmet Polat (1978) is a Dutch-Turkish photographer living in Istanbul. Polat has studied at the St. Joost Academy in Breda. Ahmet Polat, recipient of the International Center of Photography's 'Young Photographer Award' in 2006, is a photographer whose work questions preconceived notions. 
Polat's mother is Dutch and his father is Turkish. After a few years of travelling, he moved to Turkey to explore his heritage through photography. 
In the past years he has worked on commissioned projects for cultural institutes like the Rijksmuseum and international publications like the New York Times. 


(photocredits: JW Kaldenbach)

winterSALON/2013: Maison Portier

The Dutch fashion designer Clifford Portier (1966) graduated from the Charles Montaigne Fashion Academy in Amsterdam. After graduating, Clifford leaves for Milan and works as a designer and concept designer for various international fashion brands. In 2009 his own line Maison Portier was established in Amsterdam.


winterSALON/2013: Jan Willem Kaldenbach

Jan Willem Kaldenbach (1959) was trained as a photographer at the MTS for photography in The Hague and has worked as a freelance photographer since 1989. He has followed SALON/ photographically from the beginning. Most of the photographs on this  blog and most of the official outings of SALON/ are by JW Kaldenbach. And yes, he made these photo's as well.

He made an overview of that work and exhibits at Museum Willet-Holthuysen.



winterSALON/2013: Irene Fortuyn

Irene Fortuyn (1959) lives and works in Amsterdam. She collaborated closely with Robert O'Brien as Fortuyn/O'Brien from 1983 to 1988. Since 2005 she has been working as Irene Fortuyn. One of the central themes in her work is the relationship between art and public space, focused on the polarity of nature versus culture. She is also Head of Department of Man & Leisure at Design Academy Eindhoven and tutor at Royal Academy The Hague.

winterSALON/2013: Koen Hauser

 Koen Hauser (1972) works as a photographer and artist. From purely esthetical to highly personal and conceptual, his intangible body of work gently flows between fine arts and applied photography, resulting in some remarkable fashion series along the way.(photocredits JW Kaldenbach)

winterSALON/2013: Marcha Hüskes

(photocredits: JW Kaldenbach)

In 1999, after graduating from the Arnhem Academy of Fine Arts, Marcha Hüskes experienced the spontaneous emergence of her own prêt-à-porter label. A remarkable five years later she made the conscious choice to establish the label and present the collections to the international industry. With not even a decade gone by, the Marcha Hüskes label is now represented in a stunning variety of high-end boutiques worldwide.

The unusual combination of Marcha’s calm patient nature, everlasting curiosity, and determination of a true independent designer, allows the label to constantly evolve organically. This, being one of the most crucial strengths, ensures that her new collections never make previous seasons seem old.

Crafted patterns and textured fabrics are essential in the collection composition. The suddenly peculiar color combinations and modern interpretations of classical silhouettes are the elements which define a typical Marcha Hüskes dress. These refined and abstract pieces are often described as Mondrianesque. With this unmistakable signature, Marcha Hüskes captivates women of all ages, all around the globe.


winterSALON/2013: Sjaak Hullekes

In his collections Sjaak Hullekes plays with the classic men's wardrobe. Inspired by human behaviour in modern times, influenced by nostalgic sentiments. With his designs Sjaak Hullekes gives the wearer of his clothes a particular kind of extra; a way to escape from daily cares to create a romanticised life.www.sjaakhullekes.com

(photocredits: JW Kaldenbach)

winterSALON/2013: Siba Sahabi

Pallas Athena a Short Film by Siba Sahabi from sibasahabi on Vimeo.

Siba Sahabi’s new collection of felt vessels entitled ‘Between Two
Rivers’ launched during WinterSALON/ 2013 in Amsterdam

‘Between Two Rivers’ is the ancient Greek translation of the term
Mesopotamia, the cradle of Western civilization, birthplace of the
pottery turntable and primary inspiration of designer Siba Sahabi for
her new collection. Through ten new sculptural felt vessels Siba makes
the connection between this ancient land - located between the rivers -
with its pottery innovations and Western ceramics culture which
developed through these new technologies.

The turntable, that aided potters to design circular objects more
accurately and faster, was invented in 3500 BC in Ur, an ancient
Mesopotamian city-state located in modern Iraq. Around 2200 BC this
invention was introduced in Greece and thus sparked a new style of Greek
ceramics called Minyan pottery which Siba has reinterpreted in her
​​felt sculptures.

A circular, ribbed finish is one of the distinguishing characteristics
of Minyan ware which reflects its production process on a potter’s
turntable. Although the turntable no longer plays a significant role in
the production of modern large-scale pottery today, the appearance of
hand-turned ceramics is often imitated by producing circular shapes with
fine ridges.

The objects from the collection, that comprise a series of carafes and
cups, are made from coiled coloured felt strips (3mm thick) coated with
a layer of paint on both sides. In this way, each object shows three
colours: the original colour of the felt (surface of the ridges), the
inside, and outside of the objects. The dense felt material beautifully
translates the heavy appearance of the Minyan ware and exaggerates the
appearance of the oversized objects, some of which are up to 50cm high.

A specially-commissioned film is screened alongside the exhibition. Made
by Siba Sahabi in collaboration with Lisa Klappe and Niels van den Top,
the short film entitled ‘Pallas Athena’ juxtaposes the setting of a
Greek pre-antique pottery workshop with the modern techniques of the
felt coiling used in Siba’s objects. The short film is dedicated to the
wise but short-tempered Greek goddess of inspiration, crafts, art and
war. According to myth Pallas Athena taught textile classes to, among
others, a talented but troubled student called Arachne who denied that
she was taking lessons if ever asked. To punish Arachne for not
acknowledging her teacher, Pallas Athena turned her into a spider.

Exhibition Address:
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 40
1012 GE Amsterdam
T +31(0)20 624 66 04

Opening times:
19 January – 17 February 2013
Monday to Saturday 10.00 - 17.00
Sundays and public holidays 13.00 - 17.00


(photocredits: JW Kaldenbach)

February 15, 2013

Stocksale met cocktails with Hyun Yeu

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In het kader van de winter/SALON hebben mode-ontwerpers bezit genomen van Hôtel Droog. In elke ruimte is er iets te zien, van de fraaie truien van youasme, het minutieus uit draden opgebouwde werk van de ontwerper Adrian Esparza bij Kabinet tot de foto’s van Marie-José Jongerius in de galerie.

Maar er is meer te beleven... Op zondag 17 februari bent u van harte welkom voor een stocksale van modeontwerper Hyun Yue. Daarnaast worden er in het cafe&tearoom (1e verdieping) drinks & bites geserveerd.

Wanneer: zondag 17 februari
Waar: Gallery Hôtel Droog
Tijd: 18.00 - 20.30 uur

Credits: Hyun Yeu photo JW Kaldenbach

February 14, 2013

winterSALON/2013: Louise te Poele

Louise te Poele (1984) is a photographer / artist who tries to capture a story from a close angle. If you look at the depicted persons, you get the feeling that you know them. There's an admiration and compassion in het portraits: admiration for the determined will of these individuals to make the best of things, and compassion for the futility of that struggle. Besides her fine art, she also works as a commissioned photographer.

winterSALON/2013: Fashion Photography by AMFI

At conceptstore OPTIONS! we invite you to come and have a look at the fashion photography of AMFI students.


(fotocredits: JW Kaldenbach)

winterSALON/2013: NOMAN

(fotocredits: JW Kaldenbach)
NOMAN is a collective, founded by fashion designer Selina Parr and set designer Lara Tolman, in which they realize joint projects. NOMAN regards teamwork as the joining of forces, NOMAN was born out of an idea to work together as equals, creating an alternative world under one name in which egos are subordinated.

February 11, 2013

winterSALON/2013: JC Herman / Cobbenhagen Hendriksen

Cobbenhagen Hendriksen is a graphic design studio founded in 2004 by Marijke Cobbenhagen (1978, Amsterdam) and Chantal Hendriksen (1978, Delft). Based in Amsterdam, they design books, magazines, visual identities, campaigns, and other printed matter. Cobbenhagen Hendriksen design for a variety of commissioners, such as museums, companies and artist books. 

JC Herman is the name of the pottery of Herman Verhagen. JC Herman makes pottery and stoneware. All products are handmade on the potter's wheel, and therefore unique. 

(fotocredits: JW Kaldenbach)

winterSALON/2013: Frido van der Weij

(photocredits: JW Kaldenbach)

Frido van der Weij is a freelance designer who first studied Graphic Design and Fashion Design at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague, followed by a master in Fashion Design at ArtEZ, Fashion Institute Arnhem.

At the beautiful Museum Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis you can find his installation next to Aaltje Kramer.


winterSALON/2013: Cornelia Edwards

Form / Deform from Behavior-Office on Vimeo.

 Cornelia Edwards (1987) work is unfolding segments of questions about the physical and psychological behaviours associated with the fashion garment, and the interplay of this interior and exterior. She tries to answer questions like why is a red tie associated with power dressing or the reason striped uniforms were used to marginalize prisoners behaviour. By formulating new definitions in fashion communication she uses analogue photography and film and creates custom garments as tools for investigation.

She also undertakes domains such as visual anthropology; semiotics and sociology, where she believes that garments have underlining agendas and that the properties of visual systems are open for analysis and stuffed with representational processes.

After completing her Bachelor of Visual Arts at the University of Stellenbosch, Zuid Afrika, she found a pathway to pursue her interest and completed her Masters in Fashion Communication (with honours) from the Graduate School of Visual Art, Utrecht.

You can find this film playing in the cafe of the Amsterdam Museum.


February 6, 2013

winterSALON/2013: Adrian Esparza

Above: Esparza's installation at Kabinet (Hotel Droog)
(photocredits: JW Kaldenbach)

Adrian Esparza (1970) was born and raised in El Paso and returned here to live soon after earning his graduate degree from the California Institute for the Arts. He garners much of his source material and artistic inspiration from his borderland experience, and the artist's daily encounter with this political divide seems to nourish his perpetual challenge of generally accepted boundaries and hierarchies.

winterSALON/2013: Marie-Jose Jongerius

Above: Marie-Jose Jongerius at Hotel Droog. (photocredits: JW Kaldenbach)

Marie-Jose Jongerius (1970) studied photography at the Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague (1992-1996) and completed a Master's degree in photography at the AKV-St.Joost Academy in Breda in 2001. From 2002 to 2006 Jongerius lived in Los Angeles. Next to her autonomous work she photographs commissioned work for various clients, such as New York Times Magazine, Art + Auction and VPROgids.


February 5, 2013

SALON/ meets Istanbul Design Biennial at Hotel Droog

WinterSALON/2013 invites Ozlem Yalim Ozkaraoglu & Deniz Ova of IKSV from Istanbul to talk about design Biennial, Design, Holland, Dutch design and SALON/.

This Friday at 19.30 at Hotel Droog, Staalstraat 7B.

Check for a map this facebook event page:

winterSALON/2013: Fredfarrowbrittavelontan

 Above: Fredfarrowbrittavelontan at Ons' lieve heer op solder
(photocredits: JW Kaldenbach)

Two slightly delusional characters, by the names of Britt and Fred, have been telling tasty stories together, since 2010. Being trained in the haute of the orange peel Parisian and lemonade London fashion houses, they combine their winged wayward style with clear-but classical knowledge. They are always in search of the finest materials and are developing dreamt-of-fabrics themselves, inspired by titillating traditional crafts.
Trying to tread the world lightly, they use eco-friendly materials. And thus the intimate interior of the temporary Parisian supercalifragilisticexpialido-shop is completely made out of scrap wood. Saying FredfarrowBrittavelontan is like saying Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.


winterSALON/2013: Sphere

(photocredits: JW Kaldenbach)

Sphere by Reinier Bosch, Marleen Folkerts and Caroline Wilcke is a series of products that refer tot hte appearances of the moon that led to different objects; candle holder, bowl, pot and vase. The series has been produced in close collaboration with the ceramics factory, Iznik Foundation in Turkey. The first chapter of the biography of the series Sphere will be turned into a film.


February 3, 2013

winterSALON/2013: Marga Weimans

Above: Weimans current installation at Droog. (photocredits: JW Kaldenbach)

Weimans graduated in 2005 at the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts. That same year she received the I-D Award for International Talent for her graduation collection Power of my Dreams, and has been nominated for several prestigious awards since.

Marga Weimans is a fashion house which explores and pushes the borders of fashion by incorporating elements form various other creative disciplines, such as architecture, industrial design and fine arts.

In her latest collection, which was the closing show of the Amsterdam Fashion Week, she explores the relationship between her personal DNA and the DNA of her fashion house. The voice-over informed us her fashion house must be related to her own genetic construction.

Magnified parts of a DNA string shaped in cube boxes, some with reminiscent cut-outs were pointing out the connection between Weimans and her fashion house.

February 2, 2013

winterSALON/2013: Thomas Eurlings

(photocredits: JW Kaldenbach)

Thomas Eurlings (1983) is a Dutch product and interior designer with his own label, Thomas E. After graduating from Eindhoven Design Academy in 2006, he worked for influential names in the fashion and textile industry. In his work, Thomas examines the traditional borders between form and function.

You can see his work installed in a beautiful old Amsterdam canal house, Museum Willet Holthuysen. Find them at Herengracht 605.


winterSALON/2013: Cherish by Desiree Hammen

Inspired by altars and temples, the artist exhibits everyday belongings next to clothing, created by using crafts. One item is a dress for men as a symbol of shifting traditions. To praise them, all items are decorated with gold embroidery, using Turkish techniques such as Telkari and Dival.

Hammen is participant of the SALON/Workshop.

Desiree Hammen (1976) graduated at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem, 2003. She works as a fashion designer and artist in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. In her work Desiree is combining haute couture techniques with her own DIY skills, exploring the beauty of imperfection.

You can find her installation in the garden house of Museum Het Grachtenhuis. A very impressive and stunning location of WinterSALON/.


winterSALON/2013: Elsien Gringhuis

Elsien Gringhuis (1980) graduated cum laude at the academy of visual arts in Arnhem (ArtEZ). In 2009 Elsien presented her first collection during the Amsterdam Fashion Week. 'Maximize the minimum' is the briefest way to describe Elsien Gringhuis' fashion. Her design principal is completely based on sustainability.

This installation of Elsien Gringhuis is demonstrated at Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder (Lord in the Attic). One of the amazing locations of this WinterSALON/. Discover the hidden church behind the 17th century old canal house. It was build during the reformation, when Catholics were forbidden to hold public services.