Wednesday, 25 March 2020 15:30

Icon of the Month: Nagele, Flevoland

Built on reclaimed land, the Dutch village was meant to fulfil a modernist vision of rural, communal life. But like any settlement in the countryside, it has had to adapt to survive, writes Peter Smisek.

Published in Icon of the Month
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 12:25

Chris Beekman, De Stijl Defector

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
8 April — 17 September 2017

Published in Diary
Thursday, 05 November 2015 00:00

Amsterdam North

Serious money is moving into the city’s old shipyards, now one of Europe’s most vibrant creative quarters. For ICON 150, Enya Moore went to find out whether the area's rapid transformations means the designers will eventually be moving out. These photos, by Raoul Kramer, accompany the article

Published in GALLERY
Monday, 23 February 2015 10:26

Piet Oudolf

From the High Line to the Serpentine, the Dutch landscape designer has redrawn the boundaries between architecture and nature, bringing the wild into the heart of the city. Riya Patel went to meet him in his studio in a remote part of the Netherlands

Published in Features
Monday, 09 February 2015 11:59

Light Forest

At IMM Cologne this month, &Tradition and Dutch design studio Ontwerpduo showed off a lighting system inspired by climbing plants

Published in News
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 15:53

Gentrifying Congo

Artist Renzo Martens is attempting to recreate the economic effects of the commercial art market in cities such as London and New York on a plantation in central Africa

Published in Features
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 15:01

Bertjan Pot

The Dutch designer's masks and coat hooks may appear absurd, but their commercial appeal has attracted a host of admirers, from Moustache to G-Star Raw

Published in News
Thursday, 15 January 2015 10:57

MVRDV’s Markthal

Ten years in the making, MVRDV's grand gesture in its home city wraps a grey slab of housing around a tasty filling

Published in News
Monday, 03 November 2014 14:56

Ralph Nauta: Studio Drift

The designer and co-founder of the Dutch practice spoke to Icon during Belgrade Design Week last month about nature, technology and the studio's latest project at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

Published in News
Sunday, 02 March 2014 12:22

Seven Deadly Sins

Centraal Museum, Netherlands
Until 18 May 2014

Published in Diary
Thursday, 30 January 2014 16:23

De Rotterdam by OMA

OMA’s massive wall of cantilevered tower blocks is a curious addition to a city already awash with empty office space.

Published in News

Spanish firm Cruz y Ortiz's restoration of the Netherland's largest museum shows the grandeur of 19th-century romanticism in a new light

Published in Features

While much recent design has been preoccupied with the opportunities presented by new technologies, this Dutch design studio has been thinking ahead to the risks of the future

Published in Features
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 10:00

Profile: DUS Architects

Dutch practice DUS proposes an alternative architecture through social networks, temporary interventions and open sourcing. Now it is printing its first building, a canal house in Amsterdam, which it hopes will be replicated and reworked along the city's northern waterways

Published in Features
Monday, 18 February 2013 10:17

OS and OOS: Dutch-Canadian design duo

This Eindhoven-based design duo’s musings on the sun have yielded a series of mesmerising lights that mimic celestial movements.

Published in News
Friday, 18 January 2013 09:56

Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture

The first European retrospective of Kahn’s work in 40 years makes Owen Hatherley wonder about the architect’s place in the pantheon.

Published in Review
Monday, 19 November 2012 16:24

Encoded Textiles by Raw Color

A Dutch design duo has created a machine that gives our ephemeral text message communication physical form – using bleach and lengths of coloured cotton.

Published in News
Monday, 20 August 2012 10:28

Texel Maritime Museum by Mecanoo

A Dutch maritime museum is given a new lease of life, from the shimmering light of the entrance to the basement’s murky depths

Published in News
Friday, 19 August 2011 12:27

Floris Hovers' design toys

The simple, reduced forms of Floris Hovers’ miniature boats, cars and other vehicles should be seen less as designs, more as “playful thoughts” the Dutch furniture and toy maker says – it’s up to children to make something of them.

Published in Features
Friday, 19 August 2011 10:45

Pieces of π by Dik Scheepers

Dutch designer Dik Scheepers has invented a faster mould-making process to produce a ceramics range that makes a feature of its flaws.

Published in News