Yearly Archives: 2012

Wrap it up

This December we’re changing things around. Normally one would wrap a present in wrapping paper, this month we wrap your purchases in our gift to you: a limited edition artwork print. In the spirit of the events this month we developed our Canopy wrapping paper, printed in small Offset print workshop in the center of Amsterdam. Handmade it is! We chose for an atypical split fountain technique, using three colors simultaneously in the same print-run. The result, a beautiful gradient in our cherished pastel shades. It is also possible to purchase a separate sheet of the artwork, in order to do your own wrapping at a later time, or simply to admire it on your wall.

RESTORED special event

This December we initiated two inspiring and successful collaborations. We welcome you to celebrate this special event on Saturday the 8th of December, at 17:00. On this festive launch we will supply music, drinks and bites.


RESTORED introduces designer Marcel Ossendrijver from M.OSS Design, who refurbished part of our shop interior. His subtle and intriguing wooden wall structures bring a new atmosphere to our interior. He will be present during the evening supplying us with sound.

Our second collaboration is the launch of Het Plantenasiel, a creative concept. We invited initiator Rachelle Klaassen to infect us with her botanical fever. She rescues abandoned plants from the streets or from plant-owners who contact her. She brings them back to life, and gives them up for adoption, offering them a new home. These plants have transformed into real characters, and have grown into special forms. A uniqueness which fits RESTORED and our concept of special handmade design.

Our Christmas spirit: adopt a plant! Welcome the rejected green in your house. Find out how these plants can radiate energy and love as a result of the way they have been cared for. You are free to make a dontation, after which you will receive an official adoption-form for the chosen plant. RESTORED will donate all profits to Het Plantenasiel.

Dutch Design Week, inspiration around the corner

Restored visited the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. We got some new inspiration by being stimulated with new colors, patterns and textures. A small selection of what attracted our attention.

A specialised and interactive design studio and shop, all about the knitting technique. We hope to sell their pillows and scarves in the future.
The JOBTOM collection is a joint venture between Tom Frencken and Job Martens, the result is a collection of adjustable furniture. We especially love the glass display.

Lotty Linderman
The huge tent lamp by Lotty Linderman is height adjustable through the porcelain bead. In beautiful pastels.

Femke Roefs & Leoni Werle
With a 3-d printer these buttons were printed on the spot. Inspired by the good old spirograph, made out of corn and sugar, sweet.


Herriott Grace in SMITH JOURNAL

We noticed an inspiring story in the latest Smith Journal, titled Two by Two.

It is the story of Lance Herriott, who started sending his daughter hand-carved spoons in the post. He never imagined what he would get in return. His daughter was touched by the hand-made quality of the items she received by mail, and the energy, attention and devotion that went into them. She decided to shares this with the people surrounding her, and so HERRIOTT GRACE was born.

The venture of father and daughter has grown to selling an array of hand carved and hand turned wooden objects, including spoons, bowls, serving boards, rolling pins, and plates. All are one of a kind and made entirely of salvaged, chemical-free wood, ranging in type, age, and origin. None are exactly the same, and thus none are perfect. But the slight imperfections are an effect of the handmade quality.

A short film about their work is made, and possible to watch through this link. The latest Issue of Smith Journal is available in our webshop.



From Ash With Love

This month we present the ”Fauteuil”, handmade by Ruben van der Scheer. The design of the chair came from playing with flowing lines and the desire to make a comfortable chair that also provides security and shelter.
The chair is handmade out of ash wood, the finish is a mixture of boiled linseed oil and white pigment. This is to preserve the white color of the wood.

Ruben works from his workplace in Amsterdam. He combines craftsmanship with modern techniques. He often uses solid wood that grows in our environment, such as ash, elm and oak.

The coating was done by Maartje van den Noort. The chair is exclusively on sale this month at Restored, including (custom) fabrics, €2100, –

October patterns

Maartje van den Noort and Sandra Turina share not only their workspace, but this months window display as well. Both of their worlds combined; creates an interesting mix of narrative and color.

Maartje van den Noort’s body of work consists of scarves, lamps and illustrations, all featuring a wide array of Bird prints. Her new product series is a collection of eco linen pillows, which are woven in the Textile Museum, Tilburg. Playing with scale, and bird flocks, she creates new surprising graphics once more.

Sandra Turina presents her new collection “ABC, You Know Me”. Each letter and necklace, has its own character and attitude. Just like its owner.
 A as in Astronaut, B as in Bubble, C as in Candy: these joyful associations don’t necessarily ease your choice, but they inspire to give each letter your own personal meaning.

And last, but not least, we’d like to mention the work of Ruben van der Scheer. His ash-wood chair is exclusively for sale at Restored. An update will follow on his work.




gentlemanly style

Guys, do you know Smith Journal? We think it’s very inspiring as being a guide to all things creative, intriguing, genuine and funny – full of stories, people, adventures, interesting conversations and gentlemanly style.

Smith is a call to slow down. It’s about remembering, reviving and revamping forgotten traditions, skills and technologies. The latest issue just came fresh from the press.