Design Icons - Amsterdam - 6th-7th April 2019

Regular readers will by now know that VE, alongside our trading arm Molecula, are stalwarts at this once-a-year event, and as usual we’ve been looking forward to it all year – a bit like greeting an old friend. Not only do we love Amsterdam, but we’ve also sold well here over the years, and have made some great contacts.

It was back in 2012 that the first show was organised in Amsterdam; up until then, there were only specialist vintage trade shows in France, Belgium and Germany, not Holland. We went to check out the first event, and by the following year we were exhibiting there.

We’ve seen the show grow year on year, and with the expansion of 11 more stands for 2019, it will accommodate 75 top-notch stand holders. Dealers travel from Holland, Germany, Belgium and the UK, Sweden and Italy, bringing together an interesting mix of styles from the 1930s to 1980s, from Italian glamour, to Scandinavian classics, from Eames to Bauhaus. The prices vary as well – from iconic pieces to invest in to affordable vintage finds for all pockets.

Design Icons Amsterdam takes place out of the city centre, in the north, which makes for ease of free parking for both the traders and the visitors. The large venue of De Kromhouthal is a former marine engine factory which has been restored into a charming event location situated on the water’s edge – the industrial atmosphere offering an ideal setting to showcase the designs of the past century.

There’s a real buzz on the Saturday, as unlike many other shows, you have about three hours set-up time before the collectors and professionals turn up – very challenging, but nonetheless exciting! Hopefully we’ll see you there.

Design Icons Amsterdam
Design Icons Amsterdam, De Kromhouthal, De Overkant, Gedempt Hamerkanaal 231, 1021 KP When: 6-7 April 2019
Open: Saturday Preview 12 noon tickets 25 euros. Saturday 2pm-6pm entry 10 euros.
Sunday 10am-6pm entry 5 euros available at the door

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