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.
What sets Vij5 products apart is the sincere connection and the strong collaboration between its people – curators, designers, manufacturers, and customers.
Vij5 is represented by initiators Arjan van Raadshooven and Anieke Branderhorst. Immediately after graduating in 2006, they founded design label Vij5 in order to bring their own designs onto the market. Their most famous design is the FlexVase, for which they won a Dutch Design Award in 2009.
Together they created the basis of the product collection and a business model to distribute the products in the Netherlands and abroad. This successful working method didn’t went unnoticed by other designers in their network and gave Arjan and Anieke the idea to start helping them.
Curated by Arjan and Anieke, the Vij5 collection expands every year through collaborations between Vij5 and external designers. This makes the Vij5 collection personal and exceptional.
Production & presentation
Vij5 products are made in relatively small quantities and are therefore easy to customize in colour and/or size on request. The production of the items mainly takes place in the Netherlands, preferably even in our region, in cooperation with external production companies which all have a passion for their job. We find it important to have good and long-term relationships with our producers. The finishing and quality control of the products is done by Vij5.
The label has been present at various international (trade)fairs such as Maison & Objet Paris, Salone del Mobile, London Design Fair, Northmodern Copenhagen and Dutch Design Week Eindhoven.