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In September 2013, Netherlands-based mostly designer Marcel Ossendrijverof M.OSS Design, began Mix&Blender together with his girlfriend. A enjoyable mixture of Dutch and Scandinavian design, natural meals, drinks, and wellness merchandise, it brings collectively the couple’s particular person pursuits beneath one roof. Sietske, having run a magnificence salon referred to as Puur Wellness for 7 years, and Marcel being a designer, took every little thing they have been captivated with and mixed it, then added espresso!
Marcel and Sietske
I spoke with Marcel to seek out out extra about his quirky endeavor:
Why did you decide this metropolis/neighborhood/storefront?
We now have been dwelling in Amersfoort for a few years. Sietske was born right here. We lived on this road and we have been on the lookout for a spot to start out our idea retailer for a pair months. We discovered an amazing location on our road the place it was additionally potential to reside above our retailer.
The place did you get the identify for the shop?
In our retailer we’ve got espresso, tea, pie, and lunch—these are the blends. In the event you combine this in a blender, with design, wellness and so on. you could have this combine retailer “mix&blender”.
Has it modified a lot because it opened? How?
We simply opened in September 2013, so we didn’t change a lot. We from time to time change the design within the retailer, and we simply began serving lunch.
What’s one of many challenges you’ve gotten with the enterprise?
Our retailer shouldn’t be within the middle of the busy buying district, so we have now to do our greatest to draw the purchasers to our retailer.
Cafe meets buying
What different shops have you ever labored in earlier than opening this one?
I used to be logistic supervisor at an enormous furnishings retailer, and Sietske has had her wellness for 7 years.
What’s your favourite merchandise within the retailer proper now?
I really like the rocking chair [pictured above] from Dutch designer Floris Hovers. He makes use of previous woodwork technics to assemble this chair. Very nice craftsmanship.
Are you carrying any new merchandise and/or undiscovered gems you’re notably enthusiastic about?
I’m excited to have the jewellery from Simon&Me, a German designer who creates copper bracelets.
What’s been a constant greatest vendor?
Haha that may be my very own product line M.OSS design. I promote extra lamps in my very own retailer than anyplace else:)
I do know you might have a line of lamps that you simply designed, however are there some other merchandise within the store that you simply’ve created your self or as a collaboration?
Not likely. My very own work from M.OSS can be our personal line in retailer. No collabs.
Do you’ve got something from the shop in your personal residence?
Sure—the rocking chair from Floris Hovers.
Go to Mix&Blender at Hendrik van Viandenstraat 6, 3817ab Amersfoort, The Netherlands, or on Fb.