VIKTOR & ROLF 17th c. Amsterdam HQ

Viktor & Rolf Amsterdam HQ front exterior black brick door

One wouldn’t necessarily think such artsy, edgy pieces would emerge from such traditional spaces.

But the elaborate, ornamented details of this 17th-century Amsterdam residence that now houses couturier Viktor & Rolf make sense when seen translated into fantastical, multi-faceted collections. Take their Fall 2015 show for example: models walked out in “wearable art” that the designers deconstructed and promptly hung on empty walls, creating an impromptu gallery by the show’s close. With such sumptuous materials and historical intricacy to surround oneself, the creative process would no doubt be elevated. Some of the spaces where their next-level inventiveness lives and breathes:

Viktor & Rolf Amsterdam HQ entry black door gold table

Viktor & Rolf Amsterdam HQ entry white marble floors wainscoat

Viktor & Rolf Amsterdam HQ entry black door gold table white marble wainscot floor

Viktor & Rolf Amsterdam HQ entry black doors garden

Viktor & Rolf Amsterdam HQ boardroom teal mint wall paneling damask wallpaper

Viktor & Rolf Amsterdam HQ boardroom teal mint wall paneling damask wallpaper Eames chair Vitra table

Viktor & Rolf Amsterdam HQ boardroom teal mint wall paneling damask wallpaper mirror gold console

Viktor & Rolf Amsterdam HQ garden room chandelier velvet soda Eames cowhide chairs

Viktor & Rolf Amsterdam HQ garden room Eames cowhide chairs black marble fireplace

And of course, the intermixing of contemporary pieces within such embellished spaces in sparse modernity excites me even more.

xoxo-EB

Images via Vogue Living

Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).