Wiebe Boonstra and Marc van Nederpelt are the men behind Amsterdam-based furniture brand DUM. Their chairs, tables, stools and armchairs are used to create contemporary workplaces. DUM’s sustainable furniture comes in vivid colours and is usually slightly oversized, with a robust, solid feel. It’s a style that is perfectly suited to large spaces and buildings. Spaces come to life, people connect, and ideas are born.
The popular, well-priced DUM desks are available in lengths up to eight metres: an idea inspired by (design) studios where people collaborate on large tables. The collection also features large, long and circular standing tables, as well as privacy chairs. These allow for variation and the creation of a healthier working environment.
DUM furniture can already be found at the offices of organisations including Universal Music, Booking.com, Obvion, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amazon, Philips, DSM, Frame Magazine, Wageningen University & Research, TNO, BDO Accountants, Yacht and BNN-VARA.
Beech wood is used for the majority of DUM’s pieces. This sustainable, hard timber is perfect for bending and use in furniture making. The wood is grown in sustainable, managed forests in neighbouring countries. In these forests, more trees are always planted than are chopped down.
DUM’s furniture is produced in the east of the Netherlands, where modern techniques are combined with traditional crafts. To upholster their pieces, DUM has selected unique, knitted textiles produced by FEBRIK in Tilburg. DUM has created a local production chain that not only contributes to reducing its CO2 footprint, but also enables it to quickly cater to clients’ individual wishes.