April 25, 2018
It’s a wrap, the Salone del Mobile 2018 has come to an end and therefore our presentation at Masterly – the Dutch in Milano. We had a blast! We want to thank Abet Laminati Nederland and Carina Riezebos for this wonderful collaboration and off course all the visitors who came by for the nice and interesting conversations we had with you.
For enquiries, collaborations availability and prices contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call +31610114150 (Marieke van Genderen).
With love, Marieke and Edwin
April 3, 2018
PRESS RELEASE Holyscrap handmade furniture
Mixed Wood Series in Milan
Like in a shop window, the new furniture from Holyscrap handmade furniture is beautifully displayed in the historic Palazzo Francesco Turati. During the Salone del Mobile Milano 2018, in the Dutch pavilion Masterly, the Amsterdam brand shows a remarkable coffee table and a cabinet. Handmade and unique, of valuable residual material from its own furniture workshop.
Those who have to wait a long time for the Dutch pavilion Masterly will be rewarded with a stimulating preview of what is inside. As a peep box, the visitors’ gaze is drawn to the window, to the joint presentation by Abet Laminati and glass designer Carina Riezebos. Riezebos asked the interior designers and founders of the label Holyscrap, Marieke van Genderen and Edwin Booms, to make her a table.
In the unusual, almost futuristic showroom with a printed floor and ceiling by Abet Laminati and a chandelier by Carina Riezebos, Holyscrap plays with the perspective of the visitors. The coffee table in the series Mixed Wood has the shape of a parallelogram and therefore seems to deform every time you look at it. The layered tabletop is made of birch plywood, hpl off cuts and (smoked) oak veneer. Square wooden tapes function as remarkable legs that carry the tabletop. Holyscrap presents a cabinet in the same series.
Tulip vase Holyscrap also realised contemporary tulip vase holders for Riezebos’ mouth-blown Tulip Vases, composed from layers of milled rings of plywood, decorative covered with colored hpl from the collection of Abet Laminati. Colors that refer to the famous cloudy skies painted by the Dutch Masters. The remarkable Tulip Vases appropriately refers to the Italian Memphis style and connect as well to the fifteen thousand Dutch tulips in the courtyard of the palazzo.
About Holyscrap handmade furniture The crafted furniture makers van Genderen and Booms set up Made.up Interior Works in 2005. Within this company they work on assignments for residential and business customers, such as the Mixed Wood desk for the Dutch Minister of Internal Affairs and the special request to make six pieces of furniture out of a particular heirloom.
In 2014, the furniture makers felt it was time to make unique furniture from their residual material that had been stored for years. Disposal is after all a waste and a sin, and you have to pay for it too.
But also from the need to make free work, the label Holyscrap was established. For this label they combine residual wood with collected items from, among other things, other furniture makers and wood companies, second hand shops and markets, such as baby dolls, parts of mannequins and old kitchen doors. It results in a unique collection that places both the old objects and the furniture parts in a new perspective. The lovingly crafted furniture with a wink is contemporary but also carries the history and memories.
In this way we recognize the heavy, indestructible dark brown oak kitchen cabinets of the past in the Kitchen Door Series, and the phrase from Alice in Wonderland 'Off with their heads' is the inspiration for the Orphan Doll Cabinets in which dolls get a different new life. In the playground called Holyscrap, the interior designers have already made 108 unique pieces of remarkable furniture.
Who likes to see the furniture of Holyscrap specially made for Masterly: everyone is welcome at Masterly - the Dutch in Milano, 17 - 22 April, Palazzo Francesco Turati, Via Meravigli 7, Milan.
Press: for more information and/or high resolution images please contact: Marieke van Genderen or Edwin Booms: +31610114150 / +31616226581
Photography coffee table by Tim Stet
Photography tulip vases by Frieda Mellema