News about Family W

On this page we collect interesting new things going on with Family W. From the fairs we show our furniture to the experiences and achievements that makes us proud.

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Stools by Family W in new lounge KLM at Schiphol Airport

In 2019 Dutch airline KLM opened a new passengerslounge at Schiphol. The lounge contains three large display cases featuring the best Dutch Design has to offer. You can imagine the surprise when we received a phonecall telling us they wanted Family W stools featured there as well! Have you spotted them yet in the picture?

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Family W wins award voor most sustainable product

In the category 'Furniture & Home Ware' Family W won the BuyMeOnce Excellence Award. Each year this prize is awarded to recognise those brands who have shown the most commitment to longevity, sustainability, repairability and aftercare. The award ceremony takes place on 30 May in London.

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Workshop with staff members Anna Freud Centre in Londen

For the new interior design of the Anna Freud Centre in Londen, a mental health charity for children, Family W made a series of stools and benches, together with over 15 staff members of the centre. ​We glued, painted and sanded almost twenty new stools and benches. And we coated the furniture in a protective beeswax layer. The participants let us know afterwards how much they loved making the very furniture they would be using on a daily basis in their new office.

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Design District 2019 -first time for Family W

Design District in Rotterdam is the most important Dutch fair for interior architects. Family W was selected for a stand in the 'Designer District': an area at the fair for young and promising labels and designers. ​During the fair we will show our solid oak Shaker stools in multiple colours and the Plankfurniture series by Floris Hovers. You will finds us at stand D05.

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Li Edelkoort opens gallery in Paris - Family W headliner

For over 20 years Lidewij Edelkoort has succesfully forecasted important trends in design and fashion. In January 2018 she opened her own gallery in Paris. Her first exhibition was titled: 'it's a gift to be simple' and featured works by Floris Hovers and Atelier van Lieshout. As headliner for the whole exhibtion Edelkoort chose Family W designer Friso Wiersma. What an honour!

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Object 2019 - Family W wint designerbingo!

In 2019 of course we returned to Object Rotterdam, a designfair organized by the fantastic Anne van der Zwaag. This year we had more space and were able to show the whole Family W range (By Hand, Erfstukken én Plankmeubels). It was the first time we showed our work in solid oak. The reactions were truly overwhelming. The icing on the cake came on Saturday when we won Object Rotterdam's annual 'designerbingo'. The grand prize? A free spot on 2020s Object. You can bet you will see us there!

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Third collection by Family W: Plankfurniture by Floris Hovers

In January 2019 we welcomed our first guest designer: Floris Hovers. His furniture often has a iconic quality about them. Not bad for furniture like ours that loves to grow old. ​Family W and Floris Hovers share the same goal: Making loving, sustainable furniture that future generations can enjoy also. We feel immensly proud that we have been able to add the work of a designer as talented and kind as Floris Hovers to our collection.

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Designkwartier 2018 - Gezelligheid in Den Haag

Designkwartier Den Haag is een van de leukste designbeurzen van Nederland. Verspreid over meer dan 50 locaties stap je de meest verrassende design-opstellingen binnen. Family W was in 2018 te vinden bij Bierens Verf, die speciaal voor Family W nog drie limited editions maakten.

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Dutch Design Week 2018 - Erfstukken Collectie

In 2018 namen we deel aan Driving Dutch Design, een talentprogramma voor ontwerpers en jonge designlabels. Als onderdeel van deze groep mocht Family W in 2018 in het Klokgebouw zich laten zien. We grepen de kans aan om onze tweede collectie te laten zien: Erfstukken. Een collectie die begon met een simpel houten kistje dat onze 'pake'- onze Friese opa - 75 jaar geleden maakte. 

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Object 2018 - Family W presenteert By Hand collectie

Object Rotterdam is een jaarlijks terugkerende beurs voor hedendaags design. Het is een unieke kans om direct met de ontwerpers zelf te praten over hun werk. Als 'New Talent' kreeg Family W een prachtige plek op de begane grond naast onder andere Floris Hovers, Fransje Gimbrère en Lensvelt.

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Dutch Design Week 2017 - lancering Family W als label

Dutch Design Week 2017 zal voor ons altijd heel belangrijk blijven. Na een half jaar hard werken en voorbereiden was het de eerste keer dat Family W in de openbaarheid trad. En hoe! We waren tegelijkertijd te zien op de Graduation Show van de Design Academy, op het Ketelhuisplein én in de etalage van Vielgut/Piet Hein Eek in het centrum van Eindhoven. En als kers op de taart mochten we ook nog eens meubels leveren voor een van de Volvo Designrides die tijdens DDW door de stad reden.