Exhibition Design for Baars & Bloemhoff

Transitions II: From raw material to design object

The magic of the material in the hands of six Dutch designers

An abstracted architectural setting, build in the raw space at Ventura Centrale was the ‘shining’ backdrop for Transitions II. Designed to emphasize relations between space, products and materiality, the exhibition displayed the six material driven projects.

For the second edition of their ‘Transitions’ project, Baars & Bloemhoff once again challenged six young Dutch designers to re-imagine and shape its decorative materials into a design collection. The work of David Derksen, Sabine Marcelis, Klaas Kuiken, Daphna Laurens, Paul Heijnen and RENS was presented on a brand-new location full of ambience and abandoned beauty.

Photos by Ronald Smits


Daphna Laurens: Everything but the Desktop

David Derksen: Grid

Sabine Marcelis: Filter

Klaas Kuiken: Inside-out

Paul Heijnen: Unity Globe Light

RENS: Black

Baars & Bloemhoff

With its range of over 2500 different decorative materials and decors, is a valuable partner for many (interior) architects, designers and interior decorators. Baars & Bloemhoff is a nationally operating organization with five branches. With a young and enthusiastic staff, the company searches international markets for new materials and brands that can make Dutch interiors more attractive.

With its own stock of over of 150,000 material sheets, the company could completely cover more than 100 football pitches. And with more than 1000 deliveries a week, all these different interior materials are distributed throughout the Netherlands and find a new home in the finest interior projects, meaning you encounter them on a daily basis.


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