Amsterdam Design Report: Weltevree Collection

Irwin Weiner ASID - Did you have a wonderful holiday weekend? In the Northeastern United States we had a cold and rainy start to our time off, but the temperature warmed and on Memorial Day we had glorious sunny weather that was perfect for cookouts. We had two of them, the first of the year: lunch with hamburgers and dinner with marinated chicken and rosemary potatoes.

Being outdoors reminded us of our recent trip to Amsterdam, specifically to Hotel Droog, a hot contemporary design center. Leaving the Droog Design showrooms, we took cover under our umbrellas and admired the courtyard garden, then went across the garden into the Weltevree Collection showroom.

They boast an impressive assortment of objects that bring contemporary details and freshness to an alternative, more natural lifestyle. Think outdoor living in the country, and you've pretty well got the concept.

The Dutchtub is perhaps their most recognizable product. Think of a giant teacup with a wood fire attached to it, becoming a roomy hot tub. Only it's very lightweight and portable. Watch this video to see the Dutchtub in action.

This original thinking extends to the rest of their collection. Click on a photo for more product information, and visit World Wide Local to see Weltevree's social experience network, with product owners getting together and sharing their experiences (you'll also find the nearest distributor of their products).