Dutch design brand Droog has opened a hotel in Amsterdam where guests who venture out from their rooms can attend lectures, visit exhibitions and shops or relax in a "fairy-tale garden" without leaving the building (+ slideshow).
Above: the Dining Room
Droog director Renny Ramakers conceived the hotel as a venue that "brings all of our activities under one roof, from curation to product design, exhibitions and lectures, and invites people to plug in as they choose."
Above: guest suite
Located in a 17th century building that once housed the city's textile guild, the hotel contains an exhibition gallery curated by Droog and a dining room serving dishes from local neighbourhood recipes.
Above: the Gallery
Above: the Fairy Tale Garden
French Designers Claude Pasquer and Corinne Détroyat created the garden at the centre of the building and filled it with flowers and edible plants to attract birds, butterflies and insects.
Guest suites are located on the top floor of the building and offer a view out over the Amsterdam skyline.
Ramakers founded the Droog brand with former partner Gijs Bakker back in 1993, and it has since become one of the leading conceptual design brands in the Netherlands.
Above: Droog Store
Photography is by Thijs Wolzak.
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