Like Pastoe 100 years of design innovation




In the spring of 2013, the Kunsthal Rotterdam will be presenting 'Like Pastoe, 100 years of design innovation' a comprehensive exhibition to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Pastoe, the Dutch furniture brand which stands for simplicity, timelessness, quality and craftsmanship.


Birch series, design by Cees Braakman, 1951 - © Furniture Love

Since it was founded in 1913, Pastoe has grown to become an internationally recognised designer label. Over the past years, Pastoe has acquired an excellent circle of designers including Maarten Van Severen, Shigeru Uchida and Scholten & Baijings.

A’dammer, design by Aldo van den Nieuwelaar, 1978 - © Pastoe

The exhibition has been organised around the following themes: 'Archives', 'Environments' and 'Visions'. In the 'Archives' theme, Krijn de Koning presents the history of Pastoe using exceptional designs, advertising material, sketches, photographs and trade fair presentations. Within the 'Environments' section, Anne Holtrop projects Pastoe’s vision on the architectonic space. The exhibition’s installations represent an environment in which living, working, learning and creating are defined in a new way. 'Visions' highlights the search for new perspectives on product development and includes work by various designers such as Naoto Fukasawa, Claudio Silvestrin and Scheltens & Abbenes.

 Made to measure, Pastoe - © Ed Suister, 1959

Umbrella stand, design Shiro Kuramata, 1986 - © Pastoe

Factory Pastoe 1952 - © Cas Oorthuys

Exhibition 'Like Pastoe, 100 years of design innovation'
From February 23 2013 to June 2 2013
Kunsthal Rotterdam, Westzeedijk 341, the Netherland

tags: furniture, exhibitions, Pastoe, wood
producers: Pastoe
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