Vincenzoni de Jager: Dutch Design Week

I'm back from Hamburg after a quick getaway, so watch for a few posts today and tomorrow highlighting some finds - interesting shops, photos, and I met a popular German designer that you may really enjoy meeting too. So stick around, I hope you'll enjoy what I found there. [FYI: Since some of you asked... I'm a guest blogger over at Apartment Therapy for a week, wrapping up next Tuesday or Wednesday, blogging (of course) about DDW.]

To continue with my finds from DDW... Here's another talent from the Dutch Living Room, Vincenzoni de Jager, who designed this table, which appears to be a more modern take on a picnic bench, at least that's how I interpret it. (I really have no clue since I didn't speak with him directly). I could be reading into it a bit too much, it may have been designed merely to save space - no chairs required as the seats folded down for sitting only to close again when not in use. (I like this feature very much, although I wonder how much of a pain it would be to sit down if you're wearing a long fitted skirt!!)

The ivy pattern, again the familiar cut out design that is still quite the rage, gives the table a bit of lightness (visual) that appeals to me, and I appreciate the idea of built-in seating. Fingers crossed, Vincenzoni will reply to me with details on the materials used, price, inspiration, etc. so I can include that information in my post over at AT either tomorrow or Monday.

Do you like it? Do you like the pattern - ivy? I have mixed feelings about ivy... Wonder if you do as well?


(images from holly becker for decor8)