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Merkx and Girod has, over the past 10 years, developed to become one of Holland’s most recognised interior design studios. With the utmost respect for the quality of the often monumental buildings they work on, they know how to adapt interiors to the demands of contemporary users.
Like the Concertgebouw, the department shop Hema, the Ministers Hall, the Amsterdam Hermitage Museum, and the Textile Museum… Projects in which their smart solutions with great sense for detail, fabric and colour, stand out.
And for the 800-year-old Dominicaner Church in Maastricht, which was to be transformed into a large bookshop, they devised an elegant proposal.
Dutch Profiles is a series of short documentaries about architects and graphic, product and fashion designers in the Netherlands, commissioned by DutchDFA. The shorts are meant to spread freely over the web, but also to be shown as part of lectures, exhibitions and business presentations. “Dutch Profiles focuses on the conceptual, context-oriented and research-based practice of Dutch designers, telling the story behind some of those well-known images,” says commissioner Christine de Baan, programme director of Dutch Design Fashion Architecture. Dutch Profiles includes interviews with, among others: MVRDV, 2012 Architects, Jurgen Bey, Claudy Jongstra, Gerard Unger, Paul Mijksenaar, Marlies Dekkers, Alexander van Slobbe and G-Star.
CREDITS Director: Jorien van Nes, Camera: Hans Bouma, Sound: Hens van Rooy, Editing: Sander Cijsouw, Kleurcorrectie: Maurik de Ridder, Music Sound Design: Big Orange, Research: Kirsten Hannema, Commissioning editor Submarine: Geert van de Wetering, Producer Submarine: Olivia Sophie van Leeuwen, Produced by Submarine, Commissioned by DutchDFA