Who we are
Vij5 (pronounce as 5) is a Dutch design label with a curated collection of distinctive interior products, characterized by minimalist aesthetics and functionality. Its founders, Arjan van Raadshooven and Anieke Branderhorst, designed the basis of the product collection and actively seek collaboration with other young designers to expand their collection. Correct proportions and a balanced composition; the use of pure, honest materials; clear lines and fine details is what the designs have in common. Vij5 has been founded in 2006 and works together with more than 30 designers resulting in more than 50 products in the collection.
Vij5 is represented by initiators Arjan van Raadshooven and Anieke Branderhorst. Immediately after graduating in 2006, they founded design label Vij5 in order to bring their own designs onto the market. Their most famous design is the FlexVase, for which they won a Dutch Design Award in 2009.
Together they created the basis of the product collection and a business model to distribute the products in the Netherlands and abroad. This successful working method didn’t went unnoticed by other designers in their network and gave Arjan and Anieke the idea to start helping them.
Curated by Arjan and Anieke, the Vij5 collection expands every year through collaborations between Vij5 and external designers. This makes the Vij5 collection personal and exceptional.