Dutch have a name to lose in Design.
I’ll start the series Dutch Design with FG Stijl. The F comes from Finegan and the G from Glintmeijer.
Colin Finnegan (1968), a British native with a British degree in interior design, lives and works in Amsterdam for over 16 years and formed a partnership with Gerard Glintmeijer in 1995.
Gerard Glintmeijer (1968), a Dutch native, started his career in the field of the hospitality. He studied at a Dutch hotel school, textile and management and finished his study as a concept designer and interior stylist.
FG Stijl Architecture and Interior design â€“ Amsterdam is located on one of Amsterdamâ€™s islands where Design related companies are cosily clustering together.
A selection of their past Projects:
- Restaurant Parkheuvel ** [2 Michelin stars], Rotterdam April 1997: Furnishing and re-styling of the complete interior.
- Restaurant Callaâ€™s *, [1 Michelin star], The Hague, September 1998: Concept development and furnishing for a new restaurant. International surrounding, in which meeting people and dining are the main issue. Modern new-chique.
- Restaurant Rosarium, Amsterdam, August 1999: Concept development and interior design for a new restaurant with wine-bar, conference rooms and other facilities. Total 1400 m2.
- SIMPLY BREAD, the natural food company, which first opened in Maastricht in September 2000 and will open stores in The Hague and in Rotterdam soon: Concept development and interior design for Pilot store.
- Restaurant Aux Moulins, Kinderdijk (yes very near to the UN heritage site of the 19 windmills, a must see in The Netherlands), August 2000: Furnishing and re-styling of the complete interior.
- Beachclub De Kust, Bloemendaal â€“ Zandvoort May 2001: Furnishing and re-styling of the complete beachclub and restaurant.
- Hotel Greenpark , Leidschendam (a suburb of The Hagues), April – August 2001: Concept development and interior design of the ground floor bar|brasserie|restaurant| entrance|reception|lounge|terrace.
- Unilever, Rotterdam, April 2002: Concept development and interior design of the boardroom and the entrance hall of this Dutch food and perfume multinational.
- Parkheuvel *** [3 Michelin stars], Rotterdam Januari 2003: Design, furnishing and re-styling of the complete interior, incl. new kitchen and toilets.
- Heineken Head office, Amsterdam, December 2003: Material- and color advice for its restaurant.
- Panisse, a pastry shop, inspired by Restaurant Callaâ€™s, The Hague, December 2003. Architecture and interior design.
Note: The Restaurant Parkheuvel has changed ownership and has now only one Michelin star for 2006/2007.