September 30, 2011

It's been a fast and full two days at the fair and project organizer Nicole Uniquole deserves a heap of praise for the monumental effort she and her colleagues undertook to produce this exhibition. It's the 19th Woonbeurs Amsterdam, but the first to partner with Meesterlijk and incorporate craft, allowing show-goers (including the public) to have direct contact with the country's leading artists.

Uniquole's approach to the show (and to design, in general) is to facilitate the interaction between consumer and producer, and to remove any intimidation of working with artists to create custom pieces. "There's a story in every booth," she says excitedly. "Talk to the artists!" It may sound philosophical, but you really can have what you want. All you need do is ask.

Over the coming months, we'll be introducing you to some of the incredible talent featured in the show. We'll bring you furniture, textile and glass designers, ceramists, and metalsmiths -- both established and emerging -- and, if we're lucky, we'll get a peek into some of their homes and studios.

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