Vij5 is a Dutch design brand with a collection of interior products, characterized by their minimalist aesthetic and functionality. Its founders, Arjan van Raadshooven and Anieke Branderhorst, designed the basis of the product collection and actively seek collaboration with other young designers to expand their collection. The brand has a very personal style and high quality standards. The collection features correct proportions with a balanced composition; the use of pure, honest materials; clean lines and fine details all come together analogously.
The products shown are available through Vij5.
Ontwerpduo with Vij5
Elementiles is a series of decorative wall elements, containing different essential functions. Mirrors, magnetic tiles, cork tiles, chalk tiles, oakwood cabinets and wire-frames for your living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, etc.
Vij5 was started by (shown) Dutch designers and entrepreneurs Arjan van Raadshooven and Anieke Branderhorst, who design the basis of the product collection. They also actively seeks collaboration with other young designers to expand their collection. The distribution of the finished products is coordinated by Arjan and Anieke, after they complete the design and investigate manufacturing possibilities with the designers. Seeking out designs that suit their own signature style.
David Derksen with Vij5
Simply by folding, a 0,3mm thin copper sheet can be used to construct stable forms. This principle defines the shape and aesthetics of the Copper Lights. For precise bending, the lines have been etched halfway into the material. The sheets are then folded and assembled by hand in The Netherlands.
Lloop lamp in brass
Ontwerpduo with Vij5
The Lloop lamp is adjustable in height by extending or shortening the loop of the electricity cable which comes as the result of a wooden piece attached to the cable. With this the function becomes the decoration, simple and clear with no hidden techniques.
Pigments & Porcelain
Alissa + Nienke with Vij5
Pigments & Porcelain is a research about the flowing of colors through liquid porcelain, resulting in a series of handmade and unique objects.
By using various porcelain colors together in the traditional pouring process, the moment of creation is captured in the final product. The pattern might be colorful or subtle, very smooth or strongly present; it always reveals the blending of the colored porcelain and the movements that has been made. ♥
Michael Funch and Vij5 Studio
The Moonrise Mirror is a circle mirror split in two ‘hemispheres’, one colored and one clear. The backside of the mirror is handmade of Oak wood and offers a simple construction to hang the mirror to the wall. The clever design makes it possible to rotate the mirror and change its appearance in the interior, fitting the mood and needs of the user. ♥
Le Belge System
Reinhard Dienes and Vij5 Studio
This Oakwood shelf system is based on a basic construction principle: the elasticity of wood. The flexibility of Oak permits a simple way of securing the levels and legs together by applying pressure using butterfly-screws, strategically placed near specially designed slots were the legs are inserted.
Bas van Raay and Vij5 Studio
The carafe ‘Schenk’ (Dutch for ‘pour’) creates a totally different ritual to serving and pouring water. Inspired by the way the string is wound back on a kite, the bottle has specially placed handles. They look strange at first but once they are used, the act becomes instinctive: the position of the handles makes it possible to pour water out of the carafe very controlled and dosed by a simple tilt movement.The carafe can be used by both left- and right-handed people due to the sprouts on both sides of the top.
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