Auping Steel Chairs – Design Icons 2024 – 02

Auping Steel Chairs – Design Icons 2024 – 02

Found at Calmshapes

Sofa by Gianfranco Frattini for Cassina – Design Icons 2024 – 01

Sofa by Gianfranco Frattini for Cassina – Design Icons 2024 – 01

This sofa on the stand of Cocoon Collectables is the first I took a photo of at Design Icons 2024.

Design Icons 2024

Design Icons 2024

Saturday, April 6, 2024 and Sunday, April 7, 2024 there will be a design furniture show “Design Icons” in Amsterdam North in the Kromhout Hall where 75 dealers of pre owned design furniture wil sell from their stock.

75 quality dealers from all over Europe will return to Amsterdam on April 6 + 7 for Design Icons 2024, bringing their finest vintage design pieces from the 1930s – 1980s. A diversity of interior objects will be offered for sale to both professionals and broad public: from well-known classics to anonymous designs, with Eames next to Mies van der Rohe and from Italian-chic to raw industrials.

Design Icons Amsterdam takes place annually in the beautiful venue of De Kromhouthal. This former marine engine factory has been restored into a charming event location. Situated on the North shore of ’t IJ, there is a beautiful view to the city center. The industrial atmosphere of De Kromhouthal is the ideal setting to showcase the design icons of the past century.

The adress is
De Kromhouthal
Gedempt Hamerkanaal 231
1021 KP Amsterdam
Easy to reach by ferry from Amsterdam Central Station

It is possible you see me at Saturday.

Design Icons is an initiative by VNTG

About VNTG (Vintage)

VNTG combines the collections of 300+ European vintage furniture dealers in one overview, making it ideal to browse – compare – shop. The mix of start-up traders and well-established experts makes the offer on VNTG vary from affordable (anonymous) design up to the most iconic pieces.

How does VNTG work?

VNTG works as a referral portal: find the items on VNTG, buy directly from the dealer. To buy an item or ask a question: use the ‘E-mail dealer’ button. VNTG dealers are charged €0,20 for every referral to their website, they don’t pay commission over sales. Therefor, VNTG dealers are able to present their best prices. Registration is not needed for VNTG, only when using the wish list.


In 2008, Pieter and Margriet Akkerman started a website, listing Dutch vintage design professionals, then called ‘RetroStart’. It didn’t take long for professionals outside Holland to show interest in the list as well. The site was converted into a .com domain to welcome international dealers. In 2011, an important feature was launched: ITEMS. The collections of the dealers were now directly visible on RetroStart. From that point, the site grew steadily into being an important starting point for both professionals and the public, with the number of joining dealers reaching 150. The following year was a memorable one, organizing the kick-off edition of trade show Design Icons Amsterdam. The latest changes to the site were made in 2017: major improvements to the usability, launching the wish list and introducing the new name VNTG.

Design Icons Amsterdam

Once a year, VNTG invites the public to come to Design Icons Amsterdam.

Vintage is not for nothing featured on our Inspiration Page quite some time now.