Blooey is the Rotterdam-based design studio and collection of Remko Verhaagen. The studio works on projects for socially and ecologically engaged clients (both commercial and non-profit), while the collection showcases Remko’s vision of high-end, do-good design. Each project – product, interior or brand design - is driven by the motto: CREATE BEAUTY DO GOOD.
Mathenesserdijk 412L / 3026 GV / Rotterdam / the Netherlands email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org / +31 (0)6 16 42 96 42
Blooey’s creative process is guided by a circular model of synergy: #1 CREATE (value by design) / #2 MAKE (premium quality in collaboration with responsible makers) / #3 DO BUSINESS (based on win-win models) / #4 DO GOOD (by sharing and inspiring). This approach envisions projects that go beyond traditional boundaries of commercialism and charity, enabling positive co-creation with a shared reward for all.
The beautiful simplicity of Remko’s work is not only a result of his love for aesthetic purity. The focus found in its iconic quality is also key to translate abstractions such as vision, culture and sustainability into tangible designs and meaningful experiences.
Blooey works exclusively for clients who share the vision of positive impact by design: use the attraction of beauty and the added value of design to do good. We collaborate with local and socially responsible makers and strive for circularity by applying re-used or re-cycled materials. Also 50% of the profit made on Blooey’s own CBDG collection is donated to collaborating charities.
Arima Café / Batavus* / Bouwkeet / Bravilor / Cocondo / De Hartstichting / Douwe Egberts* / Fresh Forward* / Geesa* / Good Group / Good Hotel (Amsterdam, Antigua, London and Rio de Janeiro) / Grolsch** / Niños de Guatemala / Noorderwind / Noria Sustainable Innovators / Onirico / Philadelphia Zorg / Provincie Zuid-Holland / Save the Children / SIGU / Wij3.0 / Zuid Hollands Landschap
iF GOLD (Batavus)* / iF (Juce)* / iF (EVBox)* / iF (Handicare)* / iF (KBP)* / Red Dot Best of the Best (Handicare)* / Red Dot Best of the Best (Douwe Egberts)* / Red Dot (Juce)* / Red Dot (EVBox)* / Red Dot - (Tomorrow’s Kitchen)** / Red Dot (Widek)* / Red Dot honourable mention (SoupServer)* / GIO (Batavus)* / GIO (Douwe Egberts Promesso)* / GIO (Douwe Egberts Cafitesse)* / GIO (Handicare)* / GIO (KBP)* / Entree Magazine Hotel Concept nomination (Good Hotel) / REBELS innovation/disruption (Good Hotel) / National Geographic Big Sleep Hometown Hero (Good Hotel) / Luxury Waterfront Hotel of the Year by Luxury Travel Guide (Good Hotel) / Circularity Challenge (Provincie Zuid Holland)
* As part of the VanBerlo team
** As part of the Flex/design team