Last month I was in Amsterdam at the beautiful home of Desiree for a w/ Style photoshoot of the bulthaup b solitaire unit. A solid and sturdy shelf unit made of steel with a thick wooden top. Designed and made by Dutch kitchen manufacturer bulthaup. A perfect addition to an existing kitchen unit or dining table for a more flexible and personal use. It certainly fitted Desiree’s bright industrial kitchen very well.
As always we love to add our own visual ’w/ Style signature’ to every brand we work with. Minimal, with an eye for detail and materials. For this photoshoot we choose raw ceramics, bamboo, linen fabrics and fresh vegetables. All the natural tones combined well with the black steel and oak of the kitchen unit.
I always love our w/ Style photo shoots. Weeks in advance we start to brainstorm and searching for the perfect props. During this shoot it all came together. The bright morning light that came in, the great styling of the beautiful items, our interaction and the fun we had. These moments always provide such good energy. Especially when we collaborate with lovely brands like bulthaup.
Read more on bulthaup and the b solitaire on Vosgesparis
Concept: w/ Style
Styling: Desiree Groenendal
Photography: Wen van Woudenberg
I have seen so many beautiful brands and installations in Milan last April it took me a while to go through all the images. For my blog I didn’t know where to start, so I decided to start with the final day when I visited a marble exhibition created by Nendo. On my way, I enjoyed a sunny morning walk through the Brera district. A very lively area with exhibitions, unique stores and coffee bars. I love strolling through the small streets of this big city.
This beautiful poetic exhibition was called ’Into Marble’. Created by Japanese studio Nendo for the Italian company Marsotto Edizioni. The installation comes to life from water, turning into a suggestive landscape of original shapes. It consists of a new collection of marble furniture by Nendo together with the iconic works of well-known designers like James Irvine, Jasper Morrison, Ross Lovegrove and Swedish Thomas Sandell. Though all the shapes are made of marble, the surface and edges seem very soft. Gentle ripples were added on the top of the surfaces to accentuate this soft appearance. During my visit I was the only one person in the room for a short moment. It felt so calm and serene during these hectic (yet not to missed) Milano days.
Photography beeldSTEIL | Wen van Woudenberg
Looking forward to sunny days, drinking my morning coffee outside. Though I love the Emu garden bench indoors too. During Autumn and Winter I have it inside for extra storage space, as a nice styling element or at the kitchen table. All good and nice.. but I can’t wait to put it outside again. My balcony is cozy but small so an eyecatcher was needed, yet I also wanted a comfortable sitting.
This bench is part of the Star collection, which also exists of chairs and tables in a variety of colors. I chose the matt black bench, big enough for two. The combination of the minimal lines and the black turns it into a graphic element.
The story behind this brand is remarkable. It is based on experience the designers gained as radio engineers during the second world war. They set up a machine shop specialized in the production of military equipment. In order to comply with the exact technical specifications for these devices, which require a high resistance to weather conditions, it was important to protect the metal parts by means of plasticization. This Italian company used this knowledge and got specialized in metal garden furniture since 1951. This history shows in its solid and timeless character.
Though the bench is made of metal, I have experienced that the comfort is very good. The bench has a metal frame with a steel seat and back support. Thanks to the galvanization and the powder-coated frame the bench is suitable for intensive (outdoor) use.
Fun fact: the Star bench was specially designed for the Starbucks terraces. So lot’s of good coffee moments in the sun guaranteed. Can’t wait..
Photography and styling beeldSTEIL | Wen van Woudenberg
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