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Photo shoot action

Posted: diciembre 13th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: news | Tags: , , , , | Comentarios desactivados en Photo shoot action

This week we were preparing and shooting the new pictures of Insekt desk for our new campaigns. Also for support to our partner retailers. A lot of work but good work. Stylist Mirella Sahetapy collected beautiful accessoires, prepared a clever composition and shooted…
Expect some news about this very soon…

IMM Cologne 2012

Posted: enero 24th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: news | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »
Arre stand IMM 2012

At the Pure Village!

We had a great week at Cologne, where Arré was present for the second time. This time in a professional setting at hall 3.2 in the Pure Village programme. Last year Arré was in the background, supporting Mediodesign at the D3 professionals programme, this time a step forward as a brand.

We met lots of interesting people, and we had a great team: Wibo Vermeulen from Amsterdam, Yoraco González from Berlin, Adriana Juncú assisting us with the visitors, and myself.

Great show and great products. We got compliments from trade visitors about the L-shelf designed by Juan Pablo Quintero/Mediodesign, which some people already recognised from last year, and about Insekt desk and Ecke Flow table. One of our major highlights, Metro Chairs designed by Azul Cadenas, never made it to the show… one of the minor things that happened. But we got good response to Insekt Desk, people love it. L-shelf still has to break some kind of resistance of the public, but when people see its simplicity and its genius they are crazy about it. Ecke flow had a very good international debut. German and France clients were quite enthousiast about the work of Michiel van Malestein from Rotterdam.

We are very much in the follow-up now, contacting our leads, and preparing shipment of the orders we took. We had a nice booth and a clear message: here is Arré, designed in Rotterdam, designed in Barcelona, designed in Miami, designed in Berlin.

The general public was really enthousiast about the L-shelf. During the last weekend of the fair, lot of visitors wanted to know where to buy it. How can we make this information clear to all the interested retailers?? We’ll solve that too.

We got some critical remarks from the blogs… surprisingly! 23sqstil was very dissappointed about Arré’s stand. She had followed the company, the work of Yoraco in Berlin, the L-shelf, the new products, etc. She expected more from our show. Well, a critique we take seriously, of course. But for us a kind of recognition that make us smile: we have followers!

We have clients. Clients we meet, we meet again, we retake our conversations, we discuss the next trends, the next steps. We are engaged in new proposals, new businesses. We chatted with the press, we explained our work as a new kind og agency to young professionals at the D3… and surprise, some want to be the next one at Arré.

A nice show, a great place to meet the world, to show our work. We are still working hard, demanding the best quality in what we do. Follow up time now!!!

Designed in Barcelona | Designed in Rotterdam | Designed in Berlin

Posted: enero 10th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: news | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Arré is ready to show the latest collection of designs and products at IMM Cologne. The show is focused on the international location of our designers and brands, their workplace, their inspiration. Each of them, Juan Pablo Quintero, Kellie Smits, Michiel van Malestein, Azul Cadenas, Yoraco González, are inspired by their cities, interacting with the creative partners, culture, architecture, businesses, friends and life in those places.

We like to think that, though it might be irrelevant for some, location plays a part in the creative process. It is the promise of Arré as well, to support those ideas and try to carry the stories and developments that brought them up in the first place. Designed in Barcelona, designed in Berlin, designed in Miami, yes.

But what does Arré? Organises in Rotterdam? Management? carries a Collection? Perhaps a new business model, a new mode for design, our way to contemporary furniture, a different approach. We are, most definitely, working on that.

We believe that we are preparing to become a furniture and contract label. But we are thinking and pondering, looking around and outside, thinking that perhaps there is room for a more collaborative approach, for effective production, for creating good value with these wonderful resources. We have started engaging conversations with our designers, clients, friends, suppliers, producers, design enthousiasts. In Chicago, Barcelona, Rotterdam, Berlin, Vienna, New York City, Kortrijk. Not only because we like to travel (we do!) but also because this journey of Arré has brought us there. We’ll get there.

Hello Berlin!

Posted: octubre 24th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: news | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

In a few hours we’ll be part of the great show of Qubique. A new sort of trade fair starting wednesday october 26th for the first time ever in Berlin. With a spectacular venue–decomissioned Tempelhof airport– it is going to be great.

Of course, everyone is working overtime, we are late, there are problems during the last day, the last hour, the last minute. But we are going to be present with the amazing work of Yoraco González. It is going to be his show at his german hometown.

So, pretty soon, more news about it.

New retailer in Germany: Möbel Mock

Posted: abril 13th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: news | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »
Moebel Mock

Website of Moebel Mock

The family Mock has been a established name in furniture making and design since many years. Dad Möck a master furniture maker, his wife taking care of business and retail shop, their daughters Regina and Julia doing management and interior design. A good strong business in Laupheim.

Julia visit us at the Cologne fair and was charmed by our collection. She has a degree in design from Pratt institute New York, where she met our friend Camila Crazut.

Elephant chair is going to be in the showroom of Möbel Mock very soon, in what it should be the start of a nice relation between Mock, Medio and Arré.

A new retailer: Combo Kasten in Den Bosch, NL

Posted: marzo 7th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: news | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Combo Kasten is a shop specialised in closets, book shelves, shelf system and accessoires for closets and shelves. Their specialisation and their dedication to customers make the unique selling point of Combo Kasten.

They will be carrying the L-shelf in their collection, to test the waters and see what is the impact of having the L-shelf system in their shop. We are please to have place Mediodesign again in another shop in the Netherlands. We wish success to Combo Kasten and the L-shelf in the beautiful city of  ‘s-Hertogenbosch!

But for now, quote has been sent, confirmation is due, and the showroom model will be shipped to  Den Bosch very soon.  let’s get that showroom model in place!

Moving on! …and in different languages

Posted: marzo 2nd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: news | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Well, it seems quiet and peaceful. No news in the last couple of weeks. Nothing of that!

Mediodesign’s catalogues are now available in german, danish and english. Price lists have been sent to many retailers and architects that we met in Cologne. Calls have been made, with positive results. Samples of Mediodesign’s collection have been sent to Milan, to one important potential client. Conversations and deals have been initiated.

And at the website of Mediodesign, people are starting to request quotes, information and products. Almost like: «I want my elephant chair please». Interesting.

On the other end, Berlin, mister González is doing the finishing touches of his work at Huttenpalast. He’s almost fully booked until june, so get a number for the second half of the year if you want Büro Internacional to design and furnish your shop.

Quiet? Maybe, but really busy!

Guru design online

Posted: febrero 18th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: news | Tags: , , , , | No Comments » is the first online design shop carrying the collection of Mediodesign.

A combination of new furniture designs, accessoires, outdoor furniture and a subtle personal touch, make guru design one of a kind. The clear layout and the intuitive navigation makes browsing through the collection a pleasure. Good work Guru!

Perhaps being true to its name, Guru design teach a way, share its way of seeing things and let people follow, if they wish and if they dare.

So we are happy to be part of the first guru’s selection and we wish the best to Jaquelien Simons en Iwailo Helmers, the people after this great concept. Gurudesignonline, show the way please…



Posted: febrero 9th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: news | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

elephant lounge chairWe got a request from a trendwatchers bureau in Germany to use pictures of the elephant chair in their latest rapport book.

Is mediodesign a trendsetter? We don’t know yet, and perhaps that is not important. As long as we do our job the best way possible, we are satisfied. That’s the philosophy we recall from our conversations with Mediodesign’s team.

Nevertheless, this is an interesting request, a reminder of the unknown impact of what we are doing. We’ll keep the work of Trend büro on check to see what part is mediodesign, Juan Pablo Quintero and Elephant chair playing in the trends of the future.

Bao Nghi Dreste

Posted: febrero 8th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: news | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Follow that name. We met Bao Nghi at IMM Cologne and we saw his design at the D3 professionals programme. He is good!

Lately he got mentioned in the IMM Cologne’s rapport of Wallpaper online. That is great! But now, what is he going to do to follow-up?

We have to admit that making it to the D3 professionals is already an achievement. All of the people we met in Cologne who were also exhibiting in the programme, were very talented and focused designers, with a lot of talent and yes, a capacity to run a show at an international venue. That is not an easy piece of cake, we know.

In addition to that, getting attention and keeping that attention for more that five minutes, making that interest last long enough that people remembers your when they check their notes, that is also part of the talent. It depends on the quality of the work, of course. It depends on the way people see that there is commitment, self-assurance and peace of mind.

We loved the pieces from mr. Dreste. Simple, powerful, clever, fresh. We’ll see him around, sure. 

We would love to have him in the agency, because we believe that he is an excellent talent.

See more of Bao Nghi Dreste at Bao-Nghi Dreste design.