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Everything Old is New Again in Amsterdam

  • Blom & Blom: Dutch brothers bring things back to life

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    In a beautifully refurbished warehouse in the North of Amsterdam you'll find the airy showroom and workshop of Blom & Blom, founded by two brothers, Kamiel and Martijn Blom. The duo shares a passion for forgotten items and lost places, refurbishing left-behind furniture that they mostly track down in abandoned factories and military complexes in the former DDR (Deutsche Demokratische Republik) in East Germany. Eager to collect all kinds of furniture for their common project, it's still 90% of the time lamps that they find and bring back to their workshop in Amsterdam. Martijn explains: "I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that lamps can still be found in these old factories. Lamps are a very important element, since light can strongly influence an atmosphere. It’s something you can play with. We sell aesthetic objects that can really have an effect on a space." 


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