Historic Rotterdam-based design brand Atelier Artiforte is relaunched at OBJECT

atelier artiforte

Henk Fillekes founded Atelier Artiforte in 1930 in Rotterdam. His innovative designs for lighting made the company famous. Last year RSGA Design acquired the rights to bring the collection back into production. Atelier Artiforte is relaunched at OBJECT Rotterdam. RSGA Design already develops and manages interior and design brands with a special origin. They already […]

Restored grain elevator returns to Maritime Museum

grain elevator maritime museum arthur smeets

The last working grain elevator in the world is returning to the Maritime Museum Rotterdam. For a year, Stadsgraanzuiger 19 was restored at the Talsma shipyard in Franeker. On May 2, the multi-day return trip begins. The return trip from Friesland, crossing the IJsselmeer and Amsterdam,  takes three days. It’s broadcasted live via this stream. […]

Studio Makkink & Bey restores a historic pavilion in the Park

TBC pavilion 1958, Stadsarchief Rotterdam

Hidden on the edge of the Park, near the Euromast, is a TB recovery center. It opened in 1937, by the design of architect C.J. Hemmes and initiator The Red Cross. Stichting Droom en Daad now saves it from demolition. They commissioned Studio Makkink & Bey to turn the former convalescent home into a public […]

The Punter is back where Rotterdam originated

De Punter Eric Fecken

Some thirty years ago, archaeologists in Rotterdam made an extraordinary discovery near the library. About ten meters under the ground they found a boat. A so-called punter. The vessel was found at the construction site of the railway tunnel under the Binnenrotte. Exactly at the site where the dam in the river Rotte used to […]