2019 was a fantastic year, and we have our collaborators, our visitors
and you to thank. Here are some of this year’s highlights.
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On display on the first floor
We wanted to try something we’ve never done before, so we asked Dutch artist
Maja Krstic to paint our staircase with a one-line drawing from the bottom all the
way to the top (watch the video here).
During ADE, we had 3 Dutch artists repaint our entrance blocks.
One of the coolest products we showcased at X BANK this year: DEKENDIEREN,
life-size animals made out of polyester and covered in a geometric blanket.
For the first time ever, WallpaperSTORE* popped up in the Netherlands,
and we were lucky enough to host it at X BANK. In combination with the
WallpaperSTORE*, the design brand GHYCZY refurnished the whole ground
of the building with their gorgeous design pieces. Due to the pop-up’s success,
we even extended.
URBAN NATURE CULTURE
Later in the year, we continued the pop-up idea with Urban Nature Culture,
a brand that continuously challenges itself by wondering about ways to add
better value to our planet and its inhabitants. It’s now open by the X BAR.
One of this year’s fashion highlights: Claes Iversen’s T-Shirt collection.
The designer is considered as one of the best in the Netherlands.
He often designs dresses for our queen Maxima.
The second fashion highlight: our the new brand 1/OFF, a fashion label rooted
in the upcycle movement, transforming high-end classics into contemporary
designs that connect the past with the future. Every design is unique and
handcrafted in their atelier in Paris. Thanks to their use of vintage garments,
the brand is highly sustainable. X BANK is proud to promote this brand.
We also had a couple of book launch parties at X BANK this year.
Our highlights include: MOAM’s “Contemporary Fashion & Arts in Amsterdam”,
Jackie Sleper’s “Tête Rouge”. This summer, we also had a big launch event
for the book ‘’Tales from the Roads Less Traveled” by Pie Aerts.
To end the year, we had a lovely event for all the designers we worked
with and the X BANK team, once again with bites by The Butcher and
music by @Djemmachampagnequeen.
If you scroll back in our blogs of the past year, you can read more about our
designers, artists and events.
To an even better 2020!
—TEAM X BANK