Since 2006, Arjan & Anieke represent a curated collection of personal stories. With their own designs and through collaborations with other (young) designers, they ‘collect’ storytelling designs of which they think deserve to be in the spotlight ánd suit their own signature.
All processes of each product are approached from a designer’s perspective. The distribution of the finished products is arranged by Vij5, after they improve the designs and investigate manufacturing possibilities together with the designers.
The Vij5 collection represents a wide variety of products and styles, yet forms an interesting unity at the same time. The brand has a very personal style and high quality standards. The products are characterized by a minimalist aesthetic and surprising functionality. Correct proportions and a balanced composition; the use of pure, honest materials; clear lines and fine details is what the designs have in common.
The founders of Vij5 are the Dutch designers and entrepreneurs Arjan van Raadshooven and Anieke Branderhorst. Together they designed the basis of the product collection but also curate the other products which are selected for the label.
Arjan (1981) studied ‘Architecture’ at the TU/e and Anieke (1982) studied at the ‘Man & Identity’ and ‘Man & Communication’ departments of the Design Academy Eindhoven. They started design label Vij5 directly after they graduated in 2006, to create possibilities for bringing their own designs to the market.
Arjan and Anieke are convinced that collaborating is important. In fact; it is one of the basic principles of Vij5, visible in the fruitful cooperation between them both and the growing amount of collaborations with other designers.
The Vij5 showroom accommodates the studio, workshop ánd showroom of the Dutch design label Vij5. The physical combination of these functions makes the characteristic industrial building at the Hallenweg 1E in Eindhoven into a remarkable place worth a visit!
The studio in the back of the space is the main office of Vij5. This area literally overlooks all functions and activities within the label; varying from the design of new products, preparing exhibitions, to managing the production, processing orders and various communication activities.
In the workshop there is work done in prototyping, finishing the existing products, quality control, assembly of items and distribution.
In the showroom you can find the complete Vij5 collection.
From the Dutch Design Week (October 21 - 29, 2017) untill the end of December, the Vij5 showroom is open from 11:00 - 17:00 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Other days or times by appointment only.