The Short Version: Made in Rotterdam.
The Long Version: In 1927, brothers Evert and Herman Kraaijvanger founded Kraaijvanger Architecten in a carpenter’s workshop and with an incredible eye for detail and material. The company grew rapidly during the post-war reconstruction period and today it is an architecture firm that focuses on socially significant architecture such as public buildings, public interiors and vital urban districts, its goal unchanged: dream big and then make those dreams come true.
"After a few hours strolling through photo books full of merchant palaces, houses, schools, concert halls, churches and petrol stations, I realized that the Kraaijvanger brothers - without ever meeting them - have drawn a significant part of my city before me. So those were the ones who, after the war, had to fill the war holes here and there like crazy people. Reconstruction. It sounds so old-fashioned, so long ago, but as a Rotterdammer you still see the results in the city every day. "