Tuesday, December 30, 2008

2008

Two more days and we start a new year, good to take a moment to look back on 2008. The essence of what this year meant for me is probably best described with the words of a german environmental scientist who's name i unfortunately do not know anymore, but what she said was about this:

'Now that we have this huge economical crises we also have for the first time a realistic chance to reach the targets set by the protocol of Kyoto. '

I wish all of us stunning and great ideas and a lot of energy to create and built a whole new system for our future!


New Studio at Westerdok Amsterdam


KREJCI moved to a new studio, it is right in the center of Amsterdam yet we have the water of the Westerdok right in front of us. Now in the winter we smell the wood fires of our neighbours, the people who live on the boats opposite from us at the dock. In the summer we hope to enjoy the sun on the quay. At the moment it is still a bit of chaos but building works a moving fast!

Dutch Design Week 2008




For the first time Krejci took part in Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. On the picture you see our stand with some new items, a bicycle bag, picture frame and a floor cloth from inner tubes.
Further we introduced the idea of a double exit sink which is a sink with a second exit. This gives the opportunity to decide if water could be collected and used again or if it is definitely spoiled.




Tokyo Designers Week 2008

In November 2008 KREJCI took part in 'Created in Holland' a collective exhibition of Dutch designers during Tokyo Designers Week.

Watch this little movie to get an impression:


video

Monday, May 26, 2008

mobach


If you ever are in Utrecht go and visit this shop, it's great and from now mobach is selling KREJCI as well.
http://www.mobachwinkel.nl/

"Let's grow some more balls!"



Let’s grow some balls! by Doreen Westphal

Let´s grow some balls! is a combination of lounge chair and plant container from recycled plastic. The design is a spontaneous and yes; very direct reaction on the 'tegenlicht' documentary here in Holland which introduced the cradle2cradle production principle. Let's grow some balls! is a call to us designers to take more responsibility for the things we make.

I presented this object in april at the Salone Internazionale de Mobile as part of the Tuttobene (www.tuttobene.nl) exhibition in the Via Tortona.
Depending on the plants ones grows inside the ball the shape changes every time. Mediteranian herbal garden, tulips or exotic plants, you can even grow a roof but the chair keeps it's strong appearance.

Salone Internazionale de Mobile - If waste is food let me be your chef!



Just in time we finished our new items to take to the salone in Milan, the Lab Lamp made from old computer circuit boards and the plantball with the inspiring name "Let's grow some balls".

new things for paris and ambiente


in paris we presented our first items, not made from old innertubes but brand new ceramics. a birdshouse which we developed in the KREJCI Lab.

Moving into the Volkskrantbuilding


End of june 2007 we managed to get a space in the Volkskrantbuilding, a former office building of daily dutch paper.

This is phantastic place, my neighbours are all doing really interesting things, there is also a dance studio and the Canvas club on the top floor, there you can look over whole Amsterdam.