Ceramics by Kaori Kurihara: Imaginature イ マ ジ ネ ー チ ャ ー

Posted on 16 July 2019

The art objects by Kaori Kurihara (Osaka, 1987) play with our perception. Her ceramic works, inspired by fruits, plant shapes and marine life, look deceptively real. The reality is: these fascinating life forms do not exist at all. Each object was born from the fantasy of the Japanese artist. From 19 October to 3 November 2019 the talented artist will exhibit for the first time in the Netherlands, at the gallery of Kunstconsult in Amstelveen. "Imaginature" is the fitting title of the sales exhibition.

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Sales exhibition 'Wonderful Creatures: Animals in art!'

Posted on 3 July 2019

This summer, Kunstconsult shows in the sales exhibition ‘Wonderful Creatures’ how animals were a source of inspiration for 20th century artists. For contemporary artists, like ceramist Dagmar de Kok, the animal is still a muse. From August 11 until September 15 the ceramic creatures of De Kok and the animalistic collection of Kunstconsult come to life in Amstelveen.

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Kunstconsult lends original plaster model by Hendrik van den Eijnde to ABC Architectuurcentrum

Posted on 6 June 2019

The plaster model of a pelican with young from 1932, designed by sculptor Hendrik van den Eijnde, is one of the eye-catchers of the exhibition ‘Sculptor Van den Eijnde (1869-1939) rediscovered’. Exactly eighty years ago, a few months after his death, the Frans Hals Museum organized an honorary exhibition for Van den Eijnde. Now this Haarlem artist, known for his sculpture on the Sint Bavo church in Haarlem and the famous Scheepvaarthuis in Amsterdam, is being rediscovered in an exhibition in Haarlem. The ABC Architectuurcentrum will show this original plaster model from the Kunstconsult collection until the 30th of June.

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Glass art exhibition Gestolde Dromen celebrates 10th anniversary with 100 unique objects, theatre and a concert

Posted on 2 April 2019

Glass art exhibition Gestolde Dromen is celebrating its tenth edition this spring. In 2009, the owners of Kunstconsult, Wiljan Versteeg and Belinda Visser, came up with this poetic title for a sales weekend of 20th century glass. Vases with underwater scenes by Willem Heesen and objects from the North Sea collection by Andries Copier were the inspiration for this name. The response to the first edition was so big that in the past decade Gestolde Dromen became a major annual sales exhibition, to which glass art lovers from the 20th century look forward because of its size and quality.

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From Salone del Mobile in Milan to our gallery in Amstelveen: Eyecatchers by Jan van der Vaart in the sales exhibition Post-War Ceramists

Posted on 18 October 2018

A vintage collection of bronze coloured objects by the influential twentieth century ceramist Jan van der Vaart (1931-2000) returns to Amstelveen. Earlier this year, Kunstconsult lent the work to the leading Italian designer furniture company Molteni&C as a decoration of their stand at the Salone del Mobile in Milan. The objects are on show from the 24th of October as a part of the sales exhibition Post-War Ceramists.

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Kunstconsult lends iconic Space Age Ball Chair to Textielmuseum

Posted on 26 June 2018

This summer the Textielmuseum presents a beautiful overview of iconic Scandinavian design in the exhibition Simply Scandinavian – Nordic Design 1945 – 2018, designed by studio Scholten & Baijings. The futuristic Ball Chair by Finnish designer Eero Aarnio from the sales collection of Kunstconsult steals the show with his beautiful original blue upholstery next to Verner Panton’s undulating landscape of Visiona II and the vibrant poppy print by the Finnish Marimekko.

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Learn more about glass art: Lecture by grandson of Copier and Summer Course

Posted on 21 June 2018

During glass exhibition Gestolde Dromen IX Laurens Geurtz will give an exclusive lecture on Wednesday 4 July! On Thursday 12 July there will also start a course Looking at 20th-century glass art. Both activities are intended for anyone who likes to learn more about glass art.

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Gestolde Dromen IX. Exclusive: the Dingemans Collection

Posted on 18 May 2018

In the sales exhibition of Gestolde Dromen IX an important role has been reserved for the glass collection of art collector Jan Mark Dingemans. During his working life as a lawyer and chairman of a large law firm, Jan Mark Dingemans made long, intensive working days. He regarded searching for objects for his collection as a relaxing change.

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Kunstconsult at Salone del Mobile 2018: design fair in Milan

Posted on 3 May 2018

Kunstconsult felt honored when Molteni&C, Italy’s leading designer furniture company, wanted to loan a number of special collection pieces by Jan van der Vaart to exhibit in their legendary stand at Salone del Mobile 2018 in Milan.

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Unique sales exhibition: 50x Eugène Brands - From figuration to abstraction

Posted on 22 March 2018

Inspired by the exhibition 'Eugène Brands: between studio and universe' in the CoBrA Museum, we are organizing a sales exhibition with works by Eugène Brands. During six weeks two exhibitions about this experimental artist will take place at the same time in Amstelveen.

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Eugène Brands and Crazy Thursday

Posted on 16 February 2018

Kunstconsult celebrates its 25th anniversary with extra activities in the gallery this year.

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Check our latest blog!

Posted on 8 February 2018

On our blog pages we publish about 20th-century (decorative) arts, collecting art and our experiences as art dealers. We regularly put a new blog online. Did you know that many pewter objects by the Gero factories from the 20's and 30's were inspired by Danish silver design?

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Masterpieces in museum exhibitions

Posted on 12 January 2018

Several Dutch museums have included objects from the Kunstconsult collection in temporary art and design exhibitions this winter. On loan is glass by Andries Dirk Copier and Lino Tagliapietra to the National Glass Museum in Leerdam, ceramics by Hans de Jong to Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and silver by Georg Jensen to the National Silver Museum.

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Art Encounters

Posted on 5 December 2017

At the PAN Amsterdam Fair 2017, we invited 100 visitors to have themselves portrayed with their favourite object from our booth. Photographer Erik Rijper created portraits which are true encounters between persons and art objects.

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Kunstconsult’s 25th Anniversary

Posted on 10 November 2017

In 2018 Kunstconsult celebrates its 25th anniversary. Back in 1993, Wiljan Versteeg and Belinda Visser opened a small antiques shop in Zaandam, just around the corner of the historical site Czar Peter’s House. This predecessor of their current company, called Czar’s Treasures, started as a hobby.

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