A special location
Sam Berghuis Vormgeving has his workshop in a special location: a part of the former factory of Royal Ahrend in Zwanenburg, close to Amsterdam. It is a beautiful place with a special history.
In the thirties of the last century the location was founded as 'De Cirkel'. The factory produced mostly furniture of steel. Later his became the Royal Ahrend. Amongst others the famous chairs 'Revolt' and 'Result' were produced here, designed by Friso Kramer. Ahrend was one of the first factories in the Netherlands to embrace working according to the Cradle to Cradle principles. Now Sam Berghuis Vormgeving has found his workshop here.
As Dutchman may say: 'The circle is round'
'For a furniture designer and maker who works with recycled material, one cannot imagine a better place to work isn't it? And a factory with such a special history, including even its former location in the overall cradle to cradle vision fits beautifully. ;) As a Dutchman, one could say, 'the circle is round'. I hope to be able to continue to develop beautiful work in the future'.