Niels-Peter Foppen

  • Pen Uno
    I always carry a pen with me. There is no shortage of uses for a pen; whether it is taking notes at work or making some quick sketches while traveling. It can be hard to find that perfect pen however. For me the perfect pen is a pen that writes smoothly and is beautiful to […]
  • K1 Chair
    According to Marta Adamczyk, designer and founder of Moskou, the minimalist K1 chair is full of contrasts. From the side you see a slim, linear chair contour but the K1 chair has a solid singular frame that supports the seat and backrest, with the seat placed at a slight angle. The frame is made of powder coated steel […]
  • Cosmos
    Cosmos by Huzi Design is a beautiful set of magnetic wooden blocks with cool minimalist aerospace forms. One can easily create any of the five distinct forms; a shuttle, rocket, satellite, lander or a planet. The set, which consists of 28 wood pieces and a total of 58 magnetic connection points, gives unlimited possibilities to make […]
  • Instrmnt x Freddie Grubb
    Minimalist, retro-styled, city bicycles have become increasingly popular over recent years and it looks like the trend is not over yet. Meet Instrmnt 02; a 2-speed city bicycle designed in collaboration between the bicycle builder Freddie Grubb and Instrmnt. The goal was to incorporate the ethos of both brands, treating form and function with equal importance. Instrmnt 02 is […]
  • Geometric Dining Table
    On the lookout for an eye-catching, minimalist table? Consider the Geometric Dining Table by from Kraków, Poland. The elegant geometric table is made of solid oak wood and sits on thin, but strong, reversed V-shaped powder coated steel legs. The legs look thin but are incredibly very strong. The countertop is finished with hardwax-oil which […]
  • REK coffee table
    The REK coffee table by Reinier de Jong can be extended in different directions to adjust to one’s wishes. Slide out the two inner parts to create an extra table surface for your guests or to easily create storage shelves — perfect for books and magazines — underneath.  Built-in stops ensure you will not extend the […]
  • Desk 01
    The Desk 01 by Artifox was created with one objective: to inspire and refine your personal workspace. It is inspired by a traditional writing desk, but adapted to fit one’s modern needs. Desk 01, available in solid maple or solid walnut hardwood, has some clever built-in features. Your mobile devices are always within reach thanks […]
  • Carbon Chair
    Carbon fibre is becoming more popular among furniture designers these days. Thomas Feichtner, a Vienna based internationally recognised industrial designer, worked with the material for the first time and created the Carbon Chair as an experiment. The result is a sculptural, black, lounge chair made in a limited edition of just eight pieces. The Carbon […]
  • Oh!led
    Oh!led is a contemporary, minimalist, pendant light designed by the Belgian Bart Lens, founder of Lens°Ass Architecten, for Eden Design. I love the clean appearance and well considered materials. Oh!led is a 5mm thick square panel of aluminium and glass that houses a Philips Brite Lumiblade; the world’s brightest organic light-emitting diode (OLED) available. The […]
  • Align Line
    I love to keep my desk organised and keep hold on my pencils, papers and other desk essentials. Align Line is an aluminium storage series by Kairi Eguchi that keep your belongings perfectly organised. The design is modest and minimalist based on, clean, straight lines. It actually reminds me of some Pastoe furniture pieces. The […]
  • WTC Transportation Hub
    The long expected World Trade Center transportation hub by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava is due to open later this year in New York. In 2004, Calatrava unveiled his design for the new facility for Lower Manhattan, replacing the original Port Authority Trans-Hudson rail system that was destroyed on September 11, 2001. The design is […]
  • Grappa Travel Flask
    In collaboration with Nonino — a grappa brand with a 100-year history — the Dutch design bureau Scholten & Baijings has designed a grappa travel flask. Grappa is a distilled Italian alcoholic drink made from the left overs from winemaking. The travel flask is made of titanium with the latest production techniques. This high value material is not only strong […]
  • Budnitz No.1
    The Budnitz No.1 by Budnitz Bicycles is a stunning urban bicycle designed to last a lifetime. The model No.1 has a titanium cantilever frame engineered to absorb road shock while providing lateral stiffness for power and speed. I love the gentle curves! It gives the bicycle a classic appearance. The geometry makes the bicycle a relatively […]
  • Trava
    Trava is a lightweight, three season, single pole tent by Boreas Gear that is unlike any other tent you have seen. Boreas’ designers were inspired by the bridges of the Spanish neo-futuristic architect Santiago Calatrava. The striated supports of Calatrava’s bridges work both as function and aesthetic. Like the bridges, the packs by Boreas Gear use […]
  • Float
    Nendo has created a new minimalist stool, named Float, for Moroso with a stunning visual effect: the gentle curved seating appears to float in the air as two of the four legs have been cut off. A really nice twist for an otherwise simple stool stat consists of four steel, powder coated pipe legs and […]
  • Brick Lamp
    The Brick Lamp by HCWD Studio is a minimalist lamp that works very intuitively with a hand gesture. A warm toned light is activated when the lamp is raised and deactivated when laid flat. This clever switching mechanism is designed to work on all kinds of firm and horizontal surfaces. The side facets function as […]
  • Knob Spice Grinder
    The Knob Spice Grinder by Umbra Shift has a traditional look with a modern twist. The grinder consists of two parts: the grinder and a separate base. On top of the cylinder shaped grinder, one can see the grinders turning mechanism. This mechanism was inspired by an oven knob — an archetype for turning, the creators explain. The […]
  • Fju
    Cologne based design studio Kaschkasch created a slim wallmounted, foldable desk named Fju. Folded down you have a small workspace with a smooth writing surface. When you are done you just place your belongings in the storage pockets under the desk and fold up. Now the storage pockets are revealed and the desk has transformed into […]
  • Fit Pack
    Fit Pack is a stylish, functional and minimalist gym/work bag designed and created by Aer from the San Fransico Bay Area. Fit Pack is a versatile backpack that you take with you to the office, gym and everywhere in between. We aim to create products that balance a clean, architectural aesthetic with smart functionality. The […]
  • Little Bishop
    Little Bishop is a clever, minimalist, ceiling hook specifically designed for cable hung pendant lights. Little Bishop, shaped and cast by hand, wears a lighting cable like a “cloak”. Smooth curved flowing channels in the hook guide the cable, locking itself down. The cable is a feature of the hook, eliminating the need of any knots […]
  • Frames 2.0
    Gerard de Hoop, designer and interior architect from The Netherlands, has created a beautiful, minimalist, free standing bookshelf named Frames 2.0. My ambition is to make unique designs that carry the elements simplicity, surprise and versatility in them. Simplicity is mainly brought about by the use of basic geometric shapes. The bookshelf is a grid […]
  • The Styrman
    We are now halfway through winter in the Northern Hemisphere and one needs quality apparel to face the elements. The Styrman is a waterproof topcoat by San Francisco based Mission Workshop. Their aim is to help you cover the most ground possible. The Styrman, made in Vancouver, British Columbia, is their take on the classic […]
  • Chaise M°1
    Switzerland based studio Kind of Design launched earlier this year their debut collection of furniture, called M°1. The collection consists of a table, taboret, lamp and fruit bowl but I would like to highlight the chair: Chaise M°1. As seen from the front there is a nice contrast between the slim legs and solid backrest […]
  • CTline
    Milan-based architect Victor Vasilev partnered with the Italian manufacturer Boffi, to create an innovative shelving solution in blind shape. Vasilev was inspired by the profiles of buildings, touching the sky, in big cities. The breakdown of the volumes of the buildings has created a series of staggered floors which may contain seveal objects, creating a […]