Our store in Amsterdam regularly get requests if there is window space available or even for rent. We love to work together with “outsiders” like movie companies, museums and artists but our number one priority remains books so there always needs to be a strong book connection.
In early November 2012 we were approached by one of our customers who works for design studio Piet Boon about making a window together. This seemed like a wonderful opportunity to merge our love of the book Piet Boon Styling with their design talent, and so, from February 7th though February 21st, we will have a very stylish Piet Boon/Karin Meyn window on display!
(Photos will be posted here and on our Flickr page as soon as we have some to share.)
About Karin Meyn
Karin Meyn joined her husband Piet Boon´s multifunctional design studio in 1986, as creative director and head of Styling. Over the past 25 years, the studio has evolved into an acclaimed international luxury brand with an extensive portfolio of clients around the world.
In her first book, Piet Boon Styling by Karin Meyn, she gives insights into her philosophy and explains how to create a personal ambience in each room, sharing many of the techniques she has acquired over the years. Gaining a rare glimpse behind the scenes of the dynamic organization whose projects take Karin and her team all over the world, readers are able to discover the world of Piet Boon® from the inside.
Thanks to her unique way of combining materials, shapes and colors with art and all kinds of accessories, Karin has made a significant contribution to defining the recognizable Piet Boon® style.
Her intuitive approach to design, results in an authentic and often different interpretation of what styling means.
In addition to representing a source of inspiration, this book is also intended as a practical guide for anyone who wants to restyle their own home. Karin Meyn demonstrates how easy it is to create a whole new ambiance simply by rearranging the existing furniture and adding a few carefully selected accessories or artworks.
Color-coordinated still lifes or personal objects with emotional value arranged on bases or in transparent cases are a prominent feature in each project – in fact, they are regarded as a signature of Karin’s work.
The beautifully designed and richly illustrated book is full of information – useful checklists show how to create a sense of balance in a house and various rooms.
She and her team are always on the lookout for unusual objects and artworks to enrich her projects. In parallel, Karin Meyn is developing a range of accessories under her own name.
The success of Piet Boon® extends beyond Dutch borders. The versatile design studio has already made a global impression with its projects around the world – from total concepts for holiday homes in South Africa and Portugal to beach houses on Bonaire, a villa in Denmark, eco-friendly houses in Arizona, apartments in New York, Monaco and Paris, a holiday resort in Korea, and many different product designs for various major corporate brands.