- Could you please present yourself ?
I am Femke Furnee and founder of FEST AMSTERDAM. We are an affordable design brand with a collection furnitures and home decoration items. Our team is young and creative and we work from our shop in the city center of Amsterdam.
- Where did you get this interest for design ?
This comes naturally to me! I have always been interested in beautiful things. As a child I was constantly collecting things I liked and really treasured all my new possessions. I studied art history to get a better understanding of art and architecture in different cultures. I now use this knowledge and interest in the development of my brand.
- What is the key word of FEST AMSTERDAM ?
Festive affordable design.
- What are your inspirations ?
I get my inspiration from everything! But mostly art, photography, magazines, fashion, beautiful images from Pinterest, colors, treasures from antique fairs or markets.
- What is your favourite object of the actual collection and why ?
I really like the sofa Dunbar. I have it in my own home in a warm beige velvet fabric, this gives it a very elegant feel, and it is extremely comfy. Another favorite is candleholder Frankie; one of our latest designs in a combination of ash wood and brass, which fits really well in our collection.
- What are your future projects ?
I would like to expand our collection to a full home design range. Design more items myself and work with international designers to complete our product line. Currently I am working on a new pillow collection, sofa’s, a light and a carpet. Enough to keep me busy !