If you do anything this month, please go to the pop-up shop of The Wunderkammer, ideally located located in Amsterdam’s Hotel Droog in the city center. The pop-up shop/exposition is open from December 4-31, 2015 and is the perfect spot to get inspired for your holiday decor at home but also to find exclusive and exquisite Christmas decorations, floral and plant arrangements, and special gifts. The Wunderkammer usually has a pop-up shop every 6 months, lasting for only one week, hence the name ‘shop for a week’. However, this instance they chose to stay open for a month to accommodate the holiday gift shopping public. The owners and creatives are master florists and decorators Ueli Signer and Florian Seyd. Their passion is to enhance the beauty of nature in our homes and gardens by creating and styling awe-inspiring arrangements and floral art. [continue reading after jump]
The theme of this 15th edition of the exposition/shop for a week is ‘Manufactured’, showcasing Signer’s and Seyd’s love for artisan and hand-made decorations. The setting is a forest with a winter spectacle. Currently the shop is still in transition from autumn to winter, but in the coming weeks it will gradually transform into a winter wonderland. Multiple visits to the shop/exposition are therefore recommended.
The accessories in the shop are curated on craftmanship and originality. The glazed ceramics in the shop for example, are by Mobach, a 120 years old family business. Mobach designed the huge ceramic snails in the shop that are glazed in gold and bronze. Real eye catchers!
Other eye-catchers are the beautiful glass handpainted plates in two sizes, by French designer Siege Favry, with illustrations of mushrooms and toadstools. There are different tables with distinctive feelings: festive and luxe with soft pinks, offwhite and grey, or more rustic with antlers, wood and copper and gold. Everything you see in the shop is for sale and ranges from small gifts like an amaryllis flower bulb, or a floral arrangement, to minerals or even the huge ceramic snails.
The Wunderkammer shop/exposition is open Tue-Sun from 11.00-18.00 hrs, Dec 4-31, 2015. Free entrance. – Hotel Droog, Staalstraat 7b
Tram 6, 16, 24, stop at Spui/Rokin or 10 min walking distance from Damrak tram stops.