Starting june 16th 2020, the Embassy and the Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Italy will host Masterly Network every Tuesday! Everyone is looking forward to the 2021 edition, in the meantime staying in touch is a must.

You will discover more about a participant’s work and inspiration, old and new projects, and her or his connection with Italy. Masterly Network will post on LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.

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The Masterly Network is curated by Nicole Uniquole and supported by the Embassy and the Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Italy.

 

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PUBLISHED TUESDAY OCTOBER 27, 2020
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The Masterly Network presents huqrugs by designer Frans Verschuren. His textiles for fashion, interior and theatre display a dramatic style inspired by the world of nature. His rugs for Moschino and Cavalli, Dedar and Designtex are instant classics. His new label huqrugs represents Verschuren’s evolution from visual design into his own collection of flatweave rugs. He designs in the best Dutch design tradition. Huqrugs are custom made, handwoven in the Alps. He would love to meet the product designers of Pierro Lissoni | Lissoni & Partners to explore a possible collaboration.

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A project together? Visit the website of huqrugs or contact Masterly's intermediair nicole@uniquole.nl

PUBLISHED TUESDAY OCTOBER 20, 2020
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The Masterly Network presents Bibi Smit, internationally renowned Dutch glassmaker. Four times previously, she took part in the Masterly Dutch Pavilion in Milan. With her titillating glass works she creates an explosion of light and movement that simultaneously brings about an astonishing stillness. She is also known as the Venini of the lowlands because of her knowledge and ability to push the boundaries of the craft. In her own atelier she makes fascinating glass shapes on the blowpipe. Her playful creations intensify the natural way glass casts the light in an intriguing manner. A showstopper made by her at the Royal Palace - Palazzo Reale in Milan ranks very high on her wish list.

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A project together? Visit the website of Bibi Smit or contact Masterly's intermediair nicole@uniquole.nl

PUBLISHED TUESDAY OCTOBER 13, 2020
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The Masterly Network presents Monasch by Best Wool. The company produces high end luxury carpets for clients all around the world. Monasch by Best Wool regards nature as the greatest designer and the company operates completely circular thanks to its DSM-Niaga technique, a circular method that makes it possible to separate the fibres from the backing. This makes the entire carpet recyclable. 100% a natural product. For high quality carpets the best wool from New Zealand and Europe is being used. This is how Monasch by Best Wool combines top quality with sustainability, comfort and warm luxury. They admire art director Rosita Missoni and would love to create a collection with her for MissoniHome.

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A project together? Visit the website of Monasch by Best Wool or contact Masterly's intermediair nicole@uniquole.nl

PUBLISHED TUESDAY OCTOBER 6, 2020
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The Masterly Network presents Golnar Roshan and Ruben de la Rive Box. Previously they have worked with studios like Tom Dixon, Marcel Wanders and Tord Boontje. Now, together they form studio Rive Roshan. Founded in London six years ago, now with a studio based in Amsterdam. The work at the intersection between product, interior and graphic design. Their work is characterized by visual wonder with references to nature in all its facets. They showcase an individual perspective on the living environment, one of reflection, contemplation and depth. Their products offer a sense of security, intimacy and gentleness. They would be honoured to collaborate with the Milan based cc-tapis which created wonderful carpets with Tibetan artisans.

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A project together? Visit the website of Rive Roshan or contact Masterly's intermediair nicole@uniquole.nl

PUBLISHED TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2020
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The Masterly Netwerk presents Dutch textile and print designer Bert Timmermans / Workingbert. Paintings, drawings, photographs, flowers and plants are transformed into his digital designs. A historic painting of Huis Ten Bosch, the current residence of the Dutch King was translated into a grand wall covering. His designs result in vast wall tapestries, swaying curtains and Avant Garde fashion fabrics that are perfectly suited to his international clientele. The option of colour nuancing through digital printing offers this designer limitless possibilities. A collection of “unique-walls” for the Italian brand Moroso is absolutely number 1 on his wish list.

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A project together? Visit the website of Workingbert or contact Masterly's intermediair nicole@uniquole.nl

PUBLISHED TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2020
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The Masterly Network presents Elise Luttik, a young designer intrigued by interactivity and dynamic of living space. Always with a feminine touch. In her designs she loves to play with transparency by using open structures and interesting materials like fabrics, rubber and transparent foil. Her transparent Prismania Chair is as much a piece of art as it is a chair. Virtually unnoticeable from various angles, but when you take a step back the chair reveals all colours of the rainbow to you by using the dichroic foil by ChameleonLab. Luttik is a great admirer of the installations by the Milanese Studiopepe. A meeting with Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto at Masterly ranks high on her wish list.

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A project together? Visit the website of Elise Luttik or contact Masterly's intermediair nicole@uniquole.nl

PUBLISHED TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2020
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The Masterly Network presents Corine van Voorbergen, an intuitive designer working on the cutting edge between art and interior design. The materials she works with, a combination of epoxy, acrylic paints and pigments, take a long time to deform and harden. The work itself sets the pace and determines the final form. The result? Round abstract wall decorations with marbled effects and a visual depth that you can drown in. She would like to collaborate with the Italian designer Achille Salvagni Architetti in his gallery in Rome. Both share a proclivity for the use of deep bronze tones in their designs.

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A project together? Visit the website of Corine van Voorbergen or contact Masterly's intermediair nicole@uniquole.nl

PUBBLICATO MARTEDÍ 1 SETTEMBRE 2020
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The Masterly Network presenta Eigengijs, lo studio di design fondato da Gijs Kuijpers, un giovane designer pieno di passione. Concretezza e tenacia sono le carte vincenti di Gijs, i cui arredi riescono sempre a stupire il pubblico. Giocosità, tradizione e un’attenzione particolare al processo creativo sono i tratti distintivi di ogni suo progetto. Il suo obiettivo è proiettare elementi di arredo comuni in un’altra dimensione. Con un occhio sempre rivolto al futuro, intraprende percorsi inediti per rivisitare elementi di arredo tradizionali. Il sogno di questo designer originale e innovativo? Essere scoperto da Nina Yashar, la mente di Nilufar Gallery, uno dei templi milanesi del design.

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Un progetto insieme? Visita il sito web di Eigengijs o contattare l'intermediario di Masterly nicole@uniquole.nl

PUBLISHED TUESDAY JULY 28, 2020
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The Masterly Network presents Irene van Ophoven, a Dutch pattern designer and stylist. As a graduate from the University of Amsterdam she also completed the Artemis Academy in Amsterdam with honours and studied at the Vogue Academy in Amsterdam. During these studies she developed an intense passion for textile and patterns. Geometric motifs and large graphic designs are her signature style. Ophoven designs wallpaper for companies like Eijffinger Wallpaper. With her own atelier she creates patterns for large wall hangings and room dividers. Ophoven is a big fan of the Italian wallpaper and textile company Brochier, renowned worldwide for their elegance and sublime quality yarns. In the designer’s own words: “a factory visit one day would be simply fantastic!”
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A project together? Visit the website of Irene van Ophoven or contact Masterly's intermediair nicole@uniquole.nl

PUBLISHED TUESDAY JULY 21, 2020
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The Masterly Network presents VOUW: a Dutch design studio that creates designs centered on the relation between technology and people. “Chairwave”, an installation that stimulates social interaction in public spaces, was developed in close collaboration with the Amsterdam metropolitan area. During Masterly Milan this public seating area is on show, inviting people to engage in conversation. Especially in public spaces and neighborhood squares it’s an ideal means to encourage a sense of community and counteract loneliness. Following Amsterdam, Singapore and Beijing, VOUW is now keen to connect with Italian partners who design public spaces. They would love to present their “Chairwave” to the city of Milan and the Italian railways.
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A project together? Visit the website of VOUW or contact Masterly's intermediair nicole@uniquole.nl

PUBLISHED TUESDAY JULY 14, 2020
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The Masterly Network presents Hans Endendijk, Dutch designer, carpenter, and inventor: ‘The technique used to make barrels can be applied to making unconventional furniture. This inventor creates waterproof furniture which will last a lifetime. No screw, no glue! His work, curved shapes made from solid wood, is often seen in private collections. Walking in the Triennale park in Milan last year during the Salone del Mobile, he imagined his chairs all over the green grass. Created respecting nature for nature.’

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A project together? Visit the website of Hans Endendijk or contact Masterly's intermediair nicole@uniquole.nl

PUBLISHED TUESDAY JULY 7, 2020
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The Masterly Network presents House of Thol, an innovative Dutch design studio founded by Thomas Linssen and Jana Flohr, winners of a prestigious Dutch award (Dutch MKB Export Award in 2019) thanks to their ability to use design to make our daily life more sustainable.

House of Thol products make green living easier and more fun. They create natural solutions to help you keep your plants alive or your fruits and vegetables last longer. Take a look on their site, at “Waterworks”, for example, or Flower Constellations. For these designers, working with retail plant-selling companies in Italy would be a great opportunity, whereas they think that meeting Satoshi Kawamoto himself at their presentation in Milan next year would be fantastic!
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A project together? Visit the website of House of Thol or contact Masterly's intermediair nicole@uniquole.nl

PUBLISHED TUESDAY JUNE 30, 2020
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The Masterly Network presents Sven Wenting, Vocational College student: 'An internship at Fratelli BOFFI was a dream come true. With designers like Ferruccio Laviani and Aldo Cibic, this company is well known for its excellent quality in furniture. Wenting has been aware of the extremely high level he has to achieve. As a fine wood specialist, his latest creation is based on the pattern of Dutch graphic artist Escher. He wishes the whole company of Fratelli Boffi will see the result of his Graduation Masterpiece in April 2021.
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A project together? Contact Masterly's intermediair nicole@uniquole.nl

PUBLISHED TUESDAY JUNE 23, 2020
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The Masterly Network presents Rademakers Gallery by Pien Rademakers: 'How sustainable is this! Hundreds of empty perfume bottles were collected for this stunning chandelier. Sustainability is one of the main pillars of the gallery and of the upcoming artist, Diederick Schneemann. With a diameter of 160 cm, the “Essence Chandelier” needs space. It would be a dream to see this chandelier in the entrance of the Prada Foundation in Milan, built by Dutch Architect Rem Koolhaas OMA. A luminous element in a fascinating concrete construction.’
The Masterly Network is curated by Nicole Uniquole and supported by the Embassy and the Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Italy.

The Masterly Network presents Rademakers Gallery by Pien Rademakers: 'How sustainable is this! Hundreds of empty perfume bottles were collected for this stunning chandelier. Sustainability is one of the main pillars of the gallery and of the upcoming artist, Diederick Schneemann. With a diameter of 160 cm, the “Essence Chandelier” needs space. It would be a dream to see this chandelier in the entrance of the Prada Foundation in Milan, built by Dutch Architect Rem Koolhaas (OMA). A luminous element in a fascinating concrete construction.’
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A project together? Visit the website of Rademakers Gallery or contact Masterly's intermediair nicole@uniquole.nl

PUBLISHED TUESDAY JUNE 16, 2020
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The Masterly Network presents Arnout Visser, Dutch glass designer: 'Visser is a Domus Academy Milan graduate (1990) and self-proclaimed inventor with glass. One of his most famous projects is the spectacular Chemistry Bar for Kids at the London Science Museum. An interactive wonderlab with glass tubes and flowing mist. Kids can do all kinds of experiments to understand the wonders of science. Glass, design, experiment and wonder all in one installation. A cooperation with National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci in Milan is at the top op Arnout Visser's wish list.'
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A project together? Visit the website of Arnout Visser or contact Masterly's intermediair nicole@uniquole.nl