Our Creative Director Joachim officially opened his new studio last week. Although we don’t know exactly how to call his new space; Gallery, Office, Concept Space, or maybe even Store, we know it is a place where you constantly want to be at!
Last he kicked off a new project called ‘Our Current Obsessions’. The project will combine the basic principles of an art gallery with retail and is always based on one particular online and offline theme. But in all fairness, Rene and I rather call ‘Our Current Obsessions’ an excuse for all Jo’s hobbies that went a bit (or completely) out of hand. One of those obsessions became the first chapter of this new concept: World of Black.
For this first chapter, Joachim teamed up wit Swiss lifestyle label Gertrud & George
in a show called NOIR. Gertrud & George, known for their beautifully crafted black accessories line, have their full collection of 21 pieces on display in Joachim’s Amsterdam based studio. On top of that he presents a ‘world of black:’ a diverse selection of curated goods and objects from all over the globe. On the walls (and window) art pieces by Ramon Haindl
, Raymond Lemstra
& Sybren Karst, Raymond Teitsma and Guido de Boer; on the shelves a mix of products in collaboration with Tenue de Nîmes
, Skins Cosmetics
, Mendo Books
, Mobilia Woonstudio
together with a personal curation of goods by (amongst others) AcneJr
, Floris Hovers
and a selection of Joachim's personal curiosa like stuffed animals, skulls and African dolls.
The only thing we can advise you is to go and see our mad brother from a different mother at Our Current Obsessions: Schippersgracht 7 in Amsterdam
. Open Thursdays - Saturdays from 10:00-17:00.