Nicolette Brunklaus, Brunklaus Amsterdam - The Netherlands.
There will always be those who want to express their individuality and search for inimitable, unique products.
The designs of Nicolette Brunklaus provide a refreshing contradiction. Brunklaus creativity has juxtaposed old with new, solid with transparent, hard with soft throughout the collection, transforming materials as diverse as silk, velvet, and steel. The common thread?Â Â Brunklaus recognition of a temporal, material world that can only survive through modern manipulation. The productsÂ serve a functional purpose: to provide contrast and add depth to their surrounding spaces. The world is a village.Â There is an obvious transition towards uniformity which influences the buying habits of the audience and the interiors worldwide. Therefore Brunklaus continuously keeps creatingÂ new, unique personal designs. She believes that consumers recognize the stories that exceptional design can tell.
Already in 1998, at the cradle of her company Brunklaus Interior Products, she was following this drive, creating under her own brand, Brunklaus Amsterdam. Since then, her business has evolved from a modest mail-order company to a hugely successful, well-respected wholesale corporation which distributes world-wide. Brunklaus herself has become a Dutch design icon.
Although producing a series of products, it is important that the design has its own, personal character:
Not only is the quality of the object vital, but I also want it to be a special design that enhances the surrounding space.