Piet Boon: A Timeless Sense of Pure

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Piet Boon is one of the most relevant and iconic designers of our time, and belongs to most famous Dutch architects and interior designers. Together with a creative director Karin Meyn, Piet leads his own team of designers, top interior designers and architects. Those who wonder how Piet Boon succeeded to break through as a top designer not only in the Netherlands, but also internationally, just need to take a look at his collection of furniture and home designs.

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His three-decade long career was inspired by a desire to combat a lack of functionality in today’s designs; to create solutions that are both functional and beautiful. His appreciation for simplicity is no doubt a hallmark of Dutch design. Having started as a contractor, Piet Boon has an innate sense of pure, timeless forms which he manages to translate flawlessly into home and furniture designs with sturdy yet elegant lines and a contemporary look. Piet Boon designs homes, offices and hotels, every interior detail such as furnitures, door hardware, bath and bed linen, lamps, fireplaces, kitchens, bathrooms and beds also carry Piet Boon’s unique signature.

Biography

Born in the Netherlands in 1958, he started his career as a contractor, developing his eye and understanding of structure and function through the building process. In 1982 Boon founded his own design studio which he runs with Karin Meyn, based in Oostzaan, near Amsterdam. They produce furniture, architecture and interiors, and are recognized specialists in delivering total concept design solutions. His practice innovatively combines functionality and durability, with a love for natural materials and signature details. Piet Boon studio has collaborated with brands including Miele, Bang & Olufsen and Moooi, and continues to work by producing luxury lifestyle design.

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He launched the “Piet Boon Zone” line of furniture and lighting in 2003 which now successfully operates in 34 countries. In addition to designs for private clients and various commercial housing developments, he designed the interior of the Delano Hotel in Las Vegas and beach houses in the Caribbean amongst others. Boon also designs houses and entire neighborhoods. In 2006 he designed a floating neighborhood near Almere. He also designed the area around the new marina at the Schelphoek in Hoorn. In 2006 Boon designed a limited edition version of the car Range Rover Sport, which in 2011 was given a second edition which was performed in a matted ‘two-tone’ combination in Off Black and Piet Boon Grey.

Collaborations

Piet Boon designs, develops and selects products that logically fit their brand. They work with partners who are specialized in their fields to bring licensed products to the market. They are known for working with innovative luxury brands who share the love for beautiful materials, thoughtful details and commitment to excellence such as Land Rover or Moooi.

LIGHTING BY MOOOI

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Round Boon and Square Boon: two robust yet classic pendant lamps designed for Moooi lighting. Subdued colors and oversized formats make these pendants lamps recognizable Piet Boon objects.

Product Design

Piet Boon branded collection is the exclusive product line for dining, living and outdoor. Those authentic signature pieces embody the design philosophy and essence of the studio and its main designers: functional, comfortable and timeless. They are also durable – created, not only with aesthetics in mind but intensive use. The entire collection can be seen in the company’s Amsterdam showroom on the ground floor of their Global Headquarters in Amsterdam.

KENT FAUTEUIL

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With a solid oak or walnut frame and leather or fabric upholstery, the KENT fauteuil is a modern classic. One soft cushion envelops the chair to provide luxurious seating comfort. This timeless fauteuil can be effortlessly combined with other pieces from the collection.

FEDDE LIVING SERIES

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Meeting the request for compact furniture, the FEDDE series is perfect for easy living. Inspired by the casual and relaxed atmosphere of our beach houses, the FEDDE series comfortably fits into any environment with its loose wide hem and wonderfully soft arm and backrest. The FEDDE series exists as a sofa, fauteuil, loveseat and a pouf and – with its removable covers –  is easy to maintain.

SAAR DINING SERIES

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The wooden SAAR dining table makes a striking and stylish addition to any room. A contemporary yet timeless design with adjustable leg placement, the table offers simple versatility to suit any dining occasion. Ideal for adapting to the spontaneous demands of a modern lifestyle.

KEKKE DINING SERIES

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The KEKKE series brings refined sophistication to any room. With its curved edges, the table has been specially designed with casual dining in mind. Its sleek steel foot is in chic contrast to its slim top, providing a uniquely stylish and elegant dining experience. The combination of exquisite leather or fabric and cool powder-coated steel makes the KEKKE chair a timeless Piet Boon icon.

ANNE OUTDOOR SERIES

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Sleek detailing of the ANNE table makes it a timeless addition to any outdoor living space. With its solid Iroko frame and deep, water-repellent cushions, the soft yet sturdy NIEK brings a relaxed elegance to outdoor living. In combination with the ANNE outdoor dining table, the fauteuil transforms into a laid-back dining solution.

Interior and Exterior Design

The Exterior Design team comprises of an expert team of professionals, led by Piet Boon and Chief Design Officer Roland Kokkeler. The team is recognized globally for delivering timeless, trend-transforming designs with a harmonious balance between function and aesthetics, a distinctive personality, and meticulous attention to detail. The team is also distinguished by an invaluable background in construction which we lend to a diverse range of projects worldwide, including apartments, villas, hotels, offices, resorts and public spaces.

PARIS LUXURY APARTMENT

The challenge studio faced whilst transforming this exclusive Parisian residence was the merging of two apartments into one – via a small, inconspicuous portal – to create a seamless living experience. The clients, a family with three small children, delivered a very clear brief on both the functional and aesthetic requirements: a timeless and sophisticated design to suit both formal and informal living. To create a veritable bolt-hole away from the hectic pace of city life, they opted for a subdued color palette.

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They grouped the large collection of artworks and accessories by color, carefully placing them in the various spaces, and gave each room its own accent color, such as red, purple or yellow. With no concession on the quality of materials used, this residence truly represents what makes Piet Boon so unique: the ability to create understated luxury and deliver a harmonious living experience. What is more, the owners’ love for beautiful materials and art objects is evident throughout what really has become a home.

LUXURY CONDOMINIUMS ‘OOSTEN’ IN WILLIAMSBURG

Commissioned by XIN Development Group International, Piet Boon is responsible for the interior design and amenities of the substantial residential development project “Oosten” in trendy upcoming neighborhood of South Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Oosten is located at 421 Kent and is situated along South Williamsburg’s waterfront district.

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To achieve this designers connected the outside exterior with the inside interior. Without loss of privacy, all homes face a 13,860 square feet landscaped open courtyard providing Oosten’s homeowners with a unique experience of having a “hidden garden”. In order to increase the amount of natural light and ensure panoramic views, designers opted for floor-to-ceiling windows. Oosten will boast timeless interiors rooted in the industrial heritage of the waterfront area as well as the building and Piet Boon signature elements of high-quality materials and strong axis lines.

The Most Iconic Projects

FLOATING HOME

Moored in a beautiful and tranquil spot in a typically Dutch landscape, the houseboat is surrounded by open water on three sides with uninterrupted views to the horizon. The client wanted a minimalist look with a simple ambiance and character, in keeping with the landscape. With that in mind, designers opted for a striking box-shape, finished in black-stained red cedar. Despite strict building regulations dictating its height, they were able to realize two storeys: the bedrooms and basement lie below the waterline.

When the shutters are closed, the exterior of the houseboat functions like a shell-like enclosure. When drawn back and the patio doors opened, a big ‘open living’ feel is created. Finally, the high floor-to-ceiling glass windows – which can be fully opened – create a powerful sense of connection with the natural surroundings.

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The Studio

Piet Boon studio was founded by Piet in 1982. The Dutch international award winning design studio and global luxury lifestyle brand, is a worldwide recognized specialist in total concept design delivering exterior, interior and product design excellence for residential and corporate clients and commercial partners around the world. Karin Meyn joined the company in 1986 as joint business partner to lead Creative Direction and Styling. Since its inception, the practice has acquired an impressive portfolio of private, corporate and commercial clients in 46 countries around the world. Its headquarters are in Oostzaan, Amsterdam area, the Netherlands.

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Piet Boon also collaborates with selected brand association partners, like Land Rover, Miele and Bang & Olufsen among others. In addition Piet Boon has licensing agreements with 11 partners, including Moooi, Formani, Bod’or and Warendorf.

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