Rene van Doorn
Interior architect based in Amsterdam and London. Formerly Shanghai.
Creating spatial designs for private houses and commercial buildings.
Furniture & light design,
He is registered in the Architects Register.
Studio Van Doorn bases its power on communication, creativity and crafts. Sound interiors and design with a twist come from listening to and cooperating with clients. During 15 years of experience Van Doorn roots his design process in research and recycling. Love for craft and family business are at the core of his work. Old becomes new on his journey to find innovative solutions. In his childhood Rene van Doorn designed floating hotels, wondrous castles in the air of amazement and happiness. Van Doorns mature designs still retain playfulness and hope for a better world. Designers: René van Doorn and team Van Doorn is a multifunctional, versatile interior architect and Dutch designer. He works as studio van Doorn for both private and corporate clients on interior assignments with his team.
Rene designs his own furniture, accessories and entire interiors. He was also a freelance trend watcher for various lifestyle magazines, he advises design furniture stores and takes care of styling at photo shoots or exhibitions. You can ask him for a overview of the projects, exhibitions, publications and TV.
Van Doorn graduated in 1999 from the Utrecht School of the Arts with a specialisation in architectural design and furniture design.
Studio van Doorn works intensively with KPMV Architects. Michiel Vrehen is an architec and Karin Princée, along with René van Doorn, is an interior designer. We design complete new builds, villas and offices; and we also have many renovations to our name, including historic buildings (Municipalities or monument). Most of our clients are from the private sector, but we also work with corporate customers. We deliver customised design and supervise the entire process. From the initial design to contract drawings, construction requests, building permits, construction supervision, all the way to completion; We look after it all, from A to Z. If desired, we will work with a fixed team of engineers and contractors to ensure there are no surprises. All our employees are registered in the Dutch Register of Architects (het ArchitectenRegister).
ofb creative studio
With ofb creative studio we invent new interior concepts in China. For retail, hospitality and expatriate housing. Our specialty here is on the field of turnkey projects in which we carry out the concept in addition to the ideas with our local partners .
“Think solutions, not problems “
STREETlights: indoor lighting from used streetlights
In the Netherlands slowly all streetlights are being replaced for LED lights. The old luminaires usually disappear into the landfill. This inspired designers Derkx and van Doorn to gather the different shapes of streetlights to transform them to sustainable indoor lighting. The STREETlights are being assembled into new shapes, polished or painted in colour without erasing the traces from the past. Together with Esther Derkx we created and launched the Street Lights collection.
We share our passion for the history of Dutch street lightning.