Space is being reserved in the museum in 2017 for the renowned designer duo Kranen/Gille. The exhibition is one of a series about Dutch Design from Brabant, ‘Made in Brabant’. The Industrial Essence of Kranen/Gille is an overview of their first ten years as partners in design in the city where they live and work. It is their first solo exhibition in a museum. A mix of prototypes, non-commissioned work and products for design labels illustrates the highlights and developments of the last ten years. It includes around 40 objects including a new, hitherto un-exhibited piece, a chandelier from the series, Plant. Kranen/Gille are themselves responsible for the design of the exhibition. The exhibition is part of the programme marking the Mondrian to Dutch Design year. The exhibition runs from feb 11th until May 14th. (thus spoke Het Noordbrabants Museum. In Dutch. they speak in Dutch only, sorry!)
Renowned ceramics museum "Princessehof" invited us to show several of our works we did together with Cor Unum in their latest exhibition: Design#2: Licht. Centerpeice of this exhibition is a bespoke floor installation of our "Terra Ducit", a flexible LED tile system which slightly reminds one of circuit board whilst the earthly looks give the observer the sensation of soaring over land by night. This installation is temporary and will be taken down in November, and will be sold as whole or in parts. For more info send a mail to info(at)kranengille.com.The exhibition is open until the 8th of October 2017.
Our local hospital, Jeroen Bosch Ziekenhuis, invited us to be artists in residence in order to try and make their intake rooms a bit more pleasant for the patient. The small rooms with no windows left us no choice than to make a hole in the ceiling, enabling the patients to look up to the sky and take a breath of fresh air. CENOTE is a periscope-like light installation hidden in the ceiling creating a perfect illusion of looking up into a misty morning forest. Take our word for it, we hope you'll never have to see it in real life (as a patient).
Cor Unum presented new work by us at "Changing The Skin", their exhibition at Salone Del Mobile. For this exhibition we designed Terra Ducit: a flexible LED light system based on circuit board and rough clay. The copper lines connect small cities of light, thus creating a map of an imaginary country. Terra Ducit is available in any form you want it, as a single tile or total wall covering. contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Last week we enjoyed the launch of the alle new PODE collection featuring our Bottle Stool. PODE was conceived under the art direction of Roderick Vos and Claire Vos, we are happy to be a part of the collection! More to come soon! The Bottle Stool is available in our online store!
For French department store Monoprix we designed two "Dutch Design Chairs" together with Gerard De Hoop and Daphna Laurens. The stools will be available from October 28th all across France. (in a limited run though... be fast!)
The Edge is open! The Edge, located at the 'Zuidas', the Amsterdam business district, is the most sustainable builing in the world. We are proud to have co-furnished this building with our Hensen chairs, loungers and barstools!
After a preview during Object Rotterdam and a first full presentation during Salone Del Mobile the "Combers Cabinet" has taken it's place in the collection of Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen. The installation will be on show until the end of October 2015. More info and opening times here.
Last month, during Salone Del Mobile we presented "Combers Cabinet" for Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen for the first time in all it's glory. The project was on show at Ventura Lambrate, one of the busiest districts during FuoriSalone. Visitors were invited to make a drawing of their object of desire on our specially designed wallpaper. Opposite to this presentation Cor Unum, one of the gems of our beautiful city, presented our "Zweitse Revisited" products based on the designs of the founder of the company. Thes products are now available in our webshop as well as at Cor Unum. On top of it all the great Allessandro Mendini designed a vase for Cor Unum and we got to meet him... life's good!
The Nhow Rotterdam hotel asked us to furnish their lobby with our products, so we did! We put together a selection of one-offs, prototypes and alternative versions of our products under the name "B-sides and Prototypes", go and have a look. The Nhow is located in "De Rotterdam" a beautiful building designed by Rem Koolhaas that can be found at Wilhelminakade 137, Rotterdam (of course). The show is on until mid-january.
Pizza restaurant PICSA in Madrid has furnished their establisment with Kranen/Gille's Hensen bar stool and chair, designed for New Duivendrecht. If you are in or going to Madrid, you can find them here. If you're not: order a chair (or stool) right here and get hold of a pizza.
From today on our MECK lamps and BASE candlesticks are available at the FRAME pop-up-store in Amsterdam. The store is located in Felix Meritis building at Keizersgracht 324. You can find everything you need on their website, see you there!
Kranen/Gille has some new resellers we want you to know about! You can obtain MECK lamps, T-Bowl, BASE candlestick and clock at Edwin Pelser, a beautiful store in The Hague and Op De Sofa, also a beautiful store, but in Rotterdam, from now on. Do not hesitate to pop by and check these nice locations.
Tonight Dutch Design Supermodels will open at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Kranen/Gille's Hensen chair was selected in the overview "a century of iconic Dutch Design chairs". Furthermore, Kranen/Gille designed the "Engine Room" for the Dutch Design Doll House, a 1:12 scale house featuring prominent Dutch designers. After the show at Stedelijk Amsterdam (until the 9th of June) Supermodels will go on tour to various cities including Tokyo, Helsinki and San Fransico.
Our MECK lamp, BASE candlesticks, BASE T-Bowl, BASE clock and Birhouse are available at Bij Den Dom from now on. Bij Den Dom is conveniently located in the city centre of Utrecht at Domstraat 3. Go visit this beautiful store!
Kranen/Gille will present their work with Cor Unum Ceramics and Chateau de la Resle at DESIGNKWARTIER Den Haag. The event will take place from the 16th until the 18th of May at various locations in the city, find them here. Kranen/Gille will be presented at the mobile presentation space of Cor Unum and at Edwin Pelser.
Dutch Design Supermodels, which had it's premiere During Salone Del Mobile last month will be on show at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam next month. Kranen/Gille's Hensen chair was selected by Dutch Design Supermodels as one of the best chairs in Dutch Design and will be at the Stedelijk amongst onthers from the 6th until the 9th of June. Hope to see you there!
Salone Del Mobile 2014 was a great success for Kranen/Gille! Thank you for visiting and your positive energy. We enjoyed the launch of our new products for Chateau de la Resle at Spazio Rossana Orlandi, had a great presentation of our ceramics at Via Savona 53, were happy to see that the Hensen chair wood was received well and to top it off the same Hensen chair was selected by Concern as one of the best chairs in Dutch Design and was put on show at Dutch Design Supermodels in Ventura Lambrate. See you next time and remember: all of these products are available in our webstore!
Our web store was completely refurbished - it is now easier than ever as we now offer to directly purchase via paypal checkout.
This is now possible using all major credit cards or directly through your paypal account.
Last week Kranen/Gille presented their latest work in collaboration with Cor Unum Ceramics at OBJECT Rotterdam.
Thank you for visiting, all our new works are available in our web store.
See you in Milan, maybe there's something new there...
Hello! we have been a bit neglective about our news page 'lately', very sorry!
From now on news updates as they happen, so please see above!
Last week we visited Floriade 2012 in Venlo. Floriade is the horticultural world expo and Kranen/Gille is proud to show their "Plant" bench at the expo. Please see the picture below of a bench in front of Jo Coenen's "Innovatoren". If you would like more info please send an e-mail.
We are proud to announce we are finalists in The Green Design Competition. The jury of this competition, which is led by Jurgen Bey, has been so kind to acknowledge our submission with this finalist spot. Find out more about the competition and watch the movie at http://thegreendesigncompetition.com.
Last week Kranen/Gille was in Milan with Functionals (click) and newcomer New Duivendrecht (click) to show their latest work. Everyone who came, thank you! Everyone who did not: you missed two beatiful presentations but at least we still have the pictures... If you would like more info please email (click).
Next month Kranen/Gille will exhibit their “Plant” bench during Floriade 2012, the world horticultural expo to be held at Venlo Greenpark.With spring ahead, we’d like to combine this pleasant news with an offer for our “Plant” bench. For those who feel the need to dissipate the last of the winter darkness we can recommend our small “Plant” lamp.
Have a terrific spring and with warm regards!
Please email us for more information and have a nice spring!
(dimensions and materials can be found in the 'works' section on this website)
We are proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for The Green Design Competition. ITEMS magazine knows more, click here!
From the 18th until the 21st of March 2012 the first edition of Design Days Dubai will take place. Kranen/Gille's "Fredersen" chair will be presented by Gallery Priveekollektie. DOMUSweb published an article about it, please follow this link:
Kranen/Gille is on show at Gallery FUMI for their first show in 2012. If you get to London, please pay them a visit. Gallery FUMI is located in Shoreditch, get off at Old Street tube station and you will find them here (click). Visiting them online is also possible: www.galleryfumi.com
We are proud to announce that our favourite German retailer Manufactum (es gibt sie noch, die guten dinge) is selling our Luftschiff lamp, order it here: LINK.
Kranen/Gille is on show at Gallery FUMI during the holidays! So if you get to London for christmas or new year please pay them a visit. Gallery FUMI is located in Shoreditch, please get off at Old Street tube station and you will find them here (click). Visiting them online is also possible: www.galleryfumi.com
The "Luftschiff" pendant light is available via www.functionals.eu.The cast aluminium body is equipped with two T5 tubes and measures 130 x 20 x 18 cm (l x w x h).
Dilmos Milano will present our latest Island, the "Island 3: Dining Table" in their shop window this summer. If you get to Milan, head over to the Brera district and have a look right here (click). See you in September at Maison & Objet Paris, where Dutch brand "Functionals" will launch our new "Luftschiff" lamp. Have a great summer!
Thank you for visiting us during Salone Del Mobile last week! Our presentations at Dilmos Gallery and Functionals were a great success. Might you require more info, please mail to info(at)kranengille.com.
image: "Functionals" at Zona Tortona, "Luftschiff" is coming. Right image: "Islands" at Dilmos Milano.
This year's Milan Salone Kranen/Gille will presenting new work at DILMOS Gallery from the 12th until the 17th of april.
San Marco 1 (Entrance via Solferino)
Tue 12 - Sun17 April, 10.00-21.00
From june 14th until june 19th Kranen/Gille will present new work at Design Miami / Basel with gallery Priveekollektie. Come look for us at booth G25, Messehalle 5, Basel.
We are guests... a little longer perhaps due to volcanic ash...