Studio Dirk Vander Kooij and Label/Breed at ICFF Miami

3 October 2017 — 4 October 2017
1950 Eisenhower Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, USA Fort Lauderdale

Studio Dirk Vander Kooij and Label/Breed will be present at ICFF Miami at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center on October 3 and October 4 to showcase how Dutch design differently. Miami based Souq Studio partnered with these two entities from The Netherlands to offer a local point of contact making it easier for US designers to get in touch with and offer the ability to see, feel and experience the products here. 

About ICFF Miami

North America’s premier showcase for contemporary design, the ICFF annually lures those in determined pursuit of design’s timely truths and latest trends to an encyclopedic exhibition of up-to-the-moment offerings, as well as a series of fascinating, fun, edifying programs, and a packed schedule of exhibits and features. ICFF hosts more than 700 exhibitors from more than 30 countries in 11 categories from furniture to materials to kitchen and bath to fabricators.

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About Studio Dirk Vander Kooij and Label/Breed

Studio Dirk Vander Kooij is renown for creating extraordinary furniture and light fixture by combing its craftsmanship and technical recycling methodologies. Label/Breed stimulates innovation by connecting designers to manufacturers. Both resulting in out-of-the-box design objects like the ENDLESS chair created by a robot arm using recycled plastics from refrigerator parts and the ultra-lightweight FLAX Chair made with natural flax fibers. 

Endless Chair, Gradient Black - Courtesy of Studio Dirk vander Kooij

Endless Robot - Courtesy of Studio Dirk Vander Kooij

Flax Chair with Components - Courtesy of Studio Dirk Vander Kooij

Designer-creator-craftsman Dirk Vander Kooij is no stranger to ICFF receiving the award for Best New Designer award in 2013. He has since expanded his collection pieces using his own robot arm that can extrude furniture pieces from 100% recycled material. Colorful tables of melted residual plastics, whimsical high-quality loudspeakers, and funny but durable barstools are just a few examples. The W Hotel recently purchased his eye-catching FresnelLIGHT made from old CD’s while commissioning him to create a custom welcome desk with unique light diffusion effects. 

Standing Lamp W Hotel - Courtesy of Studio Dirk Vander Kooij

W Entrance Desk - Courtesy of Studio Dirk Vander Kooij

Label/Breed innovative design objects range from the Vlisco carpet made with scrap batik fabric from a clothing manufacturer to a ‘Carbon Recycled Chair’ designer using the Dutch Aeronautic Institute’s fiber placement robot. Stijn Roodnat, director of the label, has a passion for the way things are made and believes that the manufacturing industry has the ability to create beautiful things with the help of talented designers for a better world. The collection is continuously growing with surprising, beautiful and award-winning items designed by its talented pool of designers. 

Flax Chair with Components - Courtesy of Label/Breed

Vlisco Recycled Carpet - Courtesy of Label/Breed

These two companies offer solutions to the growing demand for high-quality design products that are thoughtfully made. In addition, they show that there are opportunities for efficiently made products by smart design processes using new and old technologies and techniques.