12/10/2012 10:59

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, –

17/08/2012 11:58

I want to ride my Bamboo bike

This month we present the BlackStar Bamboo Bike. Simply because we love the design and the story behind it.

Three entrepreneurs from Amsterdam had the desire to produce a bamboo bicycle that would be more than just a novel gimmick. The bamboo frame is manufactured in Ghana. The BlackStar combines all the ingredients of the safe and stylish urban bicycle transportation to which we are accustomed, with socially and ecologically sustainable and affordable mobility.

BlackStar brand is not only a business concept, it is a statement; give Africa the chance to process its own raw materials into consumer goods. By doing so, the African labour force and African entrepreneurs are not only pulled up the supply chain where profits are bigger, in addition, formal employment, with all its benefits, is created.

This is a bicycle which in terms of price (849 euros), design and quality, can compete with other urban bicycles. Until October the bike can be bought in the pop-up store at the Zeedijk in Amsterdam. At  a later stage, the bike may be for sale at Restored.

10/07/2012 17:45

Inside the box

For the window of this month, designer Renske Versluijs created a poetic world from an old hanging sewing box, an unfolded record case and several small boxes, all painted white.

The label ‘renskeversluijs’ is characterized by its elementary designs and distinct use of color. During the design process Renske experiments with the structure of the leather and connections with other materials, such as knitted wool. The collections consist of bags, etuis, business card sleeves, iPhone sleeves, bags and other handy accessories.

4/05/2012 14:59

New Dutch Photograpy Talent

New Dutch Photograpy Talent (‘New’) is the newest initiative of the makers behind GUP magazine. The publication is showcasing the 100 most promising upcoming photographers. Very cool that you can choose your own cover.
With 436 pages, it acts as the style bible for art directors, curators, collectors, photography lovers and fellow photographers. With a print run of 2.500 in 2012, New makes sure that the best photographic talents receive the well-deserved attention they have been waiting for.

Actually we can not show enough examples, so much beauty. Score this book!

27/04/2012 12:08

The new glint of things

RESTORED designers Nynke Sybrandy and David Derksen were invited to show their designs during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. They were selected by Tuttobene, who organise collaborative presentations for talented and innovative designers. We are very pleased to see them both doing so well!

David Derksen’s Copper Lights are still availabe in our store. Sadly Nynke Sybrandy’s Eternal Bouquets are out of stock at the moment.

26/04/2012 14:29

Forgotten fabric transformed to perfect shirt

halona men shirt

halona men shirt


With delicate shirts as a basis Halona designs applications made out of old ‘forgotten’ fabrics and leather. They use residual material from famous designers as Joline Jolink and Humanoid. The personal touch in the shirts lies in the varied forms, the placement of the applications and the combination of natural colors. Each piece is unique. Now in store, men’s shirts for € 59, -.

18/04/2012 13:36

Everybody happy with Lucky Boy Sunday

These huggable collections of pillows will not only make you very happy. Lucky Boy Sunday manufactures their products in Bolivia by very talented women. They support some of the most poor population by giving them a good job and a fair price.

They carry names like Secret man and Favorite place and are designed with bold graphics. The baby alpaca wool will definitely make you fall in love.

3/04/2012 16:00

A peek into the world of Cristel Ball

In the window of the month of April we pay extra attention to the work of Cristel Ball. A designer who is always on the hunt for little treasures. She has a love for crystals, skulls, crosses and combines vintage with the new. You will find a lot of beautiful dimes when you go and look in the Cristel Ball treasure box.