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Dutch Design Factory buys Pastoe building

Former industrial  area Rotsoord in Utrecht has just gained another space for creative industry in the form of the disused Pastoe factory.

By Editor Design.nl / 12-07-2012

The Dutch Design Factory (DDF) has spent €3,025 million on the purchase of the ground floor of the former Pastoe factory. 

The industrial complex which lies along the Vaartsche Rijn will fulfill various functions after a substantial renovation. The DDF will be broadened, offer workspace to various creative companies and include hospitality facilities with space for meetings, conferences and fairs. With this purchase, the DDF extends its current floor surface to a total of 10,500 m2.

The ground floor has served as a production area and storage for Pastoe furniture since 1918. The 1st and 2nd floor of the building are now in use as a showroom of the Dutch Design Center / Toonkamer.

At the moment Rotsoord factory 3 and 5 house the Toonkamer or Showroom, a place where Dutch designers are given space to show their work. Guest participant Qisdesign currently has various lamps and other products on show.

Dutch Design Factory is a collaboration between Kadans Concept, Hendriks Bouw en Ontwikkeling and an.da design/Harm Scheltens and is responsible for the redesign, management and exploitation of the object.

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