Aldo van den Nieuwelaar

Aldo Van den Nieuwelaar aimed to make user-friendly forms which do not dominate a space, but make it more liveable.

Aldo van den Nieuwelaar was born in Tilburg and studied at the Academie voor Beeldende Kunst (Academy for Visual Art) in Breda and subsequently worked for various Amsterdam architectural firms. In 1969 he founded his own studio. Using a minimum of resources and materials Van den Nieuwelaar aimed to make user-friendly forms which do not dominate a space, but make it more liveable. 

His best-known design is the ‘Amsterdammer’ for Pastoe. As an architect Aldo van den Nieuwelaar was responsible for the Waterlooplein underground station in Amsterdam. He said that as a designer he felt inspired by the sober clarity of Rietveld and De Stijl, the Bauhaus from the twenties and the minimal art from the sixties. He strived to achieve an abstract, formal beauty; for him furniture must be ‘cool and collected’ and may not convey a false romanticism.

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A'Dammer Roll Top Cabinet

Designer Aldo van den Nieuwelaar
Manufacturer Pastoe

One of the bestselling Dutch designs of all time, the A'Dammer cabinet offers distinctive roll top storage with an adaptable expression 

£1,014.63

A'Dammer Roll Top Cabinet
Aldo van den Nieuwelaar for Pastoe
Was £1,218 Now £1,035

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A'Dammer Twist Sideboard

Designer Aldo van den Nieuwelaar
Manufacturer Pastoe

The A'Dammer cabinet has been turned on its side for a fresh take on this revered Dutch design

£1,241.67

A'Dammer Twist Sideboard
Aldo van den Nieuwelaar for Pastoe
Was £1,490 Now £1,266

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