Graanmarkt 13 loves fashion, but - rumour has it - we love interior design even more. To be more specific: we have a great appreciation for brands that carry a special story. Inspired by the motive behind the brand and the visible love and devotion of its founders, we are very pleased to introduce to you Kokke House. Much more than just a chair brand, the founders’ passion for Dutch design and tradition is visible in all aspects of the House’s identity.
Kokke House is an initiative of Romy Kokke and her husband Daniel Beasley. The brand is a design studio and a family business marketing the iconic designs of Romy’s father Ruud-Jan Kokke. Kokke House’s vision is to create functional, purposeful, and aesthetic interior environments, defined by a variety of timeless objects, art works and iconic design pieces. “We believe strongly in a diverse, versatile and flexible interior.” says Romy. “It is through the combination of unique pieces that one can find harmony and balance in any space or place of living.”
Ruud-Jan Kokke is a Dutch designer in the tradition of the iconic Gerrit Rietveld, a maker who excels in form and construction. His design style is clear and surprising at the same time. ‘Armchair 21’ was his first design. Kokke designed the chair in 1984, two years before daughter Romy was born. The armchair has been included in the permanent collection of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam since 1996 and the design is regarded as a real design classic. ‘Armchair 21’ was awarded, among other things, the ‘Red Dot Design Award’ in 1996, and is of fundamental importance to the history of Dutch design.
Swing by Graanmarkt 13 to discover Kokke House from today onwards. The ‘Fauteuil 21’ - together with other Kokke designs - will be on display in the store throughout the week.
You can of course also explore and shop the iconic chairs in our e-shop.