Our eclectic DNA was formed on 18 September 1992: the date on which The Frozen Fountain set up a platform for designers. We couldn’t have chosen a better moment, as this coincided with the emergence of a truly exceptional generation of huge talents in the design field. Designers such as Piet Hein Eek, Hella Jongerius and Richard Hutten, etc. who with a huge amount of talent and great zest breathed new life into the Dutch tradition of design and self production.
This new generation of designers were true innovators. They were also aware, even then, of the necessity for sustainable design – something that many years later would become mainstream. We at The Frozen Fountain recognised the talent and dynamism of these young new designers. And as we provided them with a platform and collaborated with them from the very start, the Dutch Designers helped generate huge international name-recognition for us.
And it didn’t stop at this one generation. They were followed by designers such as Piet Hein Eek, Marcel Wanders, Joris Laarman, Dirk van der Kooij, Sabine Marcelis, Teun Zwets, Nienke Sikkema, Bernard Heesen, Sarah Roseman, Floris Wubben and many others who have kept the creativity, inventiveness and dynamism of Dutch Design going at the highest level.
The Frozen Fountain is an institute for design. Established designers feel closely affiliated to us and we exert a magnetic attraction to new designers. The choices we make and the advice we give them builds a challenging dynamic. This is reflected in our collection: The Frozen Fountain now offers an eclectic mix of designs by renowned names, up-and-coming talent and exciting newcomers.