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Dick Spierenburg

Dick Spierenburg studied Architecture at the Delft University of Technology and Interior & Product Design at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. He joined the Dutch manufacturer Catelijn that produced many of his furniture designs. Spierenburg remained with the company for over fifteen years, in the last period as Managing and Creative Director.

His involvement with interior design events dates back to 1995. He managed three leading permanent interior design exhibitions in Amsterdam: NIC, Pakhuis Amsterdam and Post CS. Parallel to these activities, Spierenburg founded KBDS with the Dutch designer Karel Boonzaaijer in 2001. They designed for Arco, Artifort, Castelijn, Gelderland, Hollands Licht, Minotti Italia, Montis and Moroso. In 2009, Spierenburg established his own studio.

Furthermore, the designer coordinated the initiative for Design Post, a design and interior showroom for international brands, and was appointed creative consultant. In 2011, he became Creative Director of the IMM Cologne for which he developed several new concepts. Since 2014, the designer additionally is consulting the trade fair Orgatec with regard to its working environments.

Dick Spierenburg