Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Toon Milaan

Toonkamer in Utrecht is showing a selection of Dutch presentations in Milan, so if you missed us there...

Thursday, June 4, 2009

design factory bratislava

22.05. exhibition re:cycle (curator:Leonne Cuppen-Yksi) has been opened by the dutch ambassador at design factory Bratislava. Since a long time i wanted to visit this remarkable city because i heard they had the same struggle fighting to keep some 70s architecture as we had in Berlin. It happened by accident, that we checked in, in one of the major buildings of the argument; hotel Kiev. 
Design factory is a great place with very nice people, an island and playground for people who love design within a new rising Bratislava with a skyline of mostly boring high buildings covered in glass - like many other cities we know. 

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Greetings from Salone

Thanks to everybody who came to visit us so far! We are getting great responses for Concrete Lace and Quantz Coffee Mug,

chiao, chiao

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Quantz Collection at Salone Milano 2009

Please be invited to visit KREJCI by Doreen Westphal at via Savona 6/Lotus Garage as part of the Tuttobene exhibition from 22.-27. april.
We present the Quantz Collection: Concrete Lace and Concrete Coffee Mug; developed with G.tecz Germany.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Where do you get the inner tubes from?

Often people ask us where we get the old inner tubes from. Well, first of all we live in Amsterdam, we have a lot of bicycles and therefore we have a lot of old inner tubes. Collecting them is more of a challenge. Since a few month Debbie from Social Workshop Pantar in Amsterdam comes ones a week and then she tours on an old-school 'bakfiets' along the bicycle repair men who support the project.
We did a little survey under the repair shops, asking how many tubes they throw away per day; between 3 and 15 was the answer, depending if they are into fixing or just put a new tube. Old tubes don't get recycled in a large way so most of them end up in the incinerator. We believe that in Holland 10 000 tubes get burned per day. We worked out that last year we turned the amount of one day into bags. Something should happen...

Friday, February 6, 2009

Quantz and G.tecz

Last week i had the fantastic opportunity to experiment with QUANTZ, an ultra high performance concrete by innovative german company G.tecz. These guys are great and they can optimize concrete in a way that you can really make anything from it, for example a coffee cup or a garden chair. Within architecture the can also optimize concrete so one needs a lot less of the material for a building as you would need from conventional concrete. On the photos are first examples of the 'QUANTZ' collection, soon more...

New York International Gift Fair

For the first time Krejci by Doreen Westphal was presented at NYIGF by the Wabnitz Collection and  was very well received by the visitors of the fair.
Two of our bags got selected for the special sustainability section at the entrance of the hall and people liked them so much that someone even managed to steel one of them despite 24 security watch.