VIVID Gallery moves to The Red Apple

This summer VIVID Gallery will move to the Red Apple in the centre of Rotterdam.
After 11 years making exhibitions in their William Boothlaan space, the Red Apple will be the new venue for VIVID.
The combination of good architecture and good design and art is one that makes sense. For one year VIVID was looking for a new high level location and found a beautiful space in one of the best new buildings in the Netherlands: The Red Apple by KCAP architects.

VIVID Gallery, established in 1999 by Saskia Copper and Aad Krol, was amongst the first to show contemporary design in the context of both design and art. The gallery's solo exhibitions have presented important designers such as Ettore Sottsass, Hella Jongerius, Studio Job, Atelier Van Lieshout and Jaime Hayon. In 2007 VIVID made the famous Dutch Design Port exhibition in New York and this June in Basel VIVID will take part in the Design Miami fair for the 5th time.

KCAP is an internationally operated Dutch design firm specialised in architecture and urbanism. The firm is lead by its four partners: Han van den Born, Kees Christiaanse, Ruurd Gietema, and Irma van Oort.

Kees Christiaanse was a partner at OMA Rotterdam until 1989, when he founded KCAP Architects & Planners, which has offices in Rotterdam and Zurich, and has realized multiple buildings and urban projects worldwide.
Since 2003 he has been head of the Institute for Urban Design at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich and a visiting professor at the London School of Economics. He is currently involved in the development of docklands in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Hamburg, and is designing an ‘urban breeding ground’ in London for the Olympic Legacy Masterplan. The KCAP architect for the Red Apple is Han van den Born.

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VIVID Gallery
Red Apple building
Scheepmakershaven 17
3011VA Rotterdam
Tues - Sun 12 - 6 pm
phone +31104136321
near train/subway station Rotterdam Blaak
public parking in The Red Apple building

900 meters to the Red Apple


VIVID galleryshop and office    


presentation Yantra Vases (1970) by Ettore Sottsass in the new gallery space, August 2010
also: Crystal Carafes by Pieke Bergmans Alice Rawsthorn in the New York Times graphic design: David Quay:
Pieke Bergmans' Carafes:
As a design critic, I consider it my job to decide whether things are well designed and, if so, why. Because they’re environmentally sound? Ethical? Innovative? Emotionally expressive? All good reasons, sure, but sometimes we’re drawn to things simply because they give us a warm, fuzzy feeling, which is harder to explain. And I felt it recently when I spotted a set of strangely shaped water carafes....