Man Shops Globe
Holland and Belgium
Season 1, Episode 4 • TV-14, 28-Oct-2009
Modernist décor is big in retailing, but the often austere style has been a tough sell at Anthropologie, where pretty, inviting pieces are the norm. Hoping to finesse an Anthropologie version of Modern, Keith heads to Holland and Belgium. There, he’s joined by a former colleague, Leslie Oschmann, who has established her design studio, Swarm Home, in Amsterdam. Their scouting takes them to various spots, including a top Dutch collector and the Eindhoven Design Academy, where the annual student design show is filled with wild and wonderful ideas. In Antwerp, Belgium, they visit one of Keith’s favorite craftsman’s workshops, located across from a graffiti park, and that juxtaposition of old and new leads to the fresh idea Keith’s been looking for.
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