May 21, 2015 - 11:06 am
During the ICFF 2015, we featured fifteen of the most remarkable and creative design items from the Bed Bath & Beyond Design challenge. Many customers stopped by to check out the unusual booth made with white milk crates, designed by Jan Habraken of FormNation.
The booth helped highlight the students’ raw but fresh ideas for their storage solutions. Some designs from this challenge will be added to the fall collection. Stay tuned!
For more information on Kikkerland’ s seventh design challenge, please visit kikkerlandbbbdesignproject.com
May 20, 2015 - 10:20 am
Pictures From Our “Journey To The West Party” At The Kikkerland Shop NYC
Celebrating The China Design Challenge
On May 16th, Kikkerland introduced for the first time in the US the 16 finalists of the China Design Challenge. The “Journey To The West” party was hosted at the Kikkerland Shop. Mr. Liu, consul at the New York Chinese consulate, Mr. Yao, VP at Lenovo, Winnie Gao, Beijing Design Week Project Coordinator and Zhou Yi, Design Challenge walked the red carpet along with long time friends designers and students. Many products are under development for an introduction in the Chinese and Worldwide Markets for the Fall 2015.
May 11, 2015 - 11:02 am
The Kikkerland Shop hosted their Tea Salon event for the exclusive U.S. release of the Dutch tea, De Pelikaan Tea. The store staff constructed a garden area with outdoor lights, an ivy wall, and flowers to curate a pleasant, colorful atmosphere. Delicious scones and Stroopwafels (Standard Dutch tea cookie) were provided to complement the tea tasting. The Tea Salon brought in 50-75 guests, customers, and friends – a comfortable amount for a shop tea party.
Brooklyn based tea specialist, Sara Shacket, explained the different notes of each of the five showcased tea blends. Each blend was received very well, but the Mona Lisa Smile blend received particular praise. This blend was an iced green tea with strong accents of rose and strawberry. Based on the feedback from the event the Kikkerland Shop is inspired to bring in new flavors. With summer right around the corner the shop will explore new refreshing blends that are suited for making iced tea on a hot day!
April 21, 2015 - 11:40 am
It is the first time in De Pelikaan’s nearly 200 year history that their teas will be available in America. Kikkerland will be the exclusive US retailer.
A common Dutch fixture, the teas have remained dear to Kikkerland’s founder Jan van der Lande, who remembers growing up in Holland and drinking De Pelikaan tea with his grandmother. Debuting stateside with Kikkerland are eleven teas, selected from nearly 100 different options, with blends ranging from Himalayan Melange (with unbroken Assam and Darjeeling), Rooibos (with Bergamot, Apple, Ginger, and Lemon) to traditional blends from India and Indonesia. The teas picked represent the staff of Kikkerland NYC, a team with people from all over the world.
De Pelikaan, a small family business, decided to work with Kikkerland for their US debut because van der Lande’s family has been a customer for over several generations.
“Growing up in the Netherlands, De Pelikaan was a common staple in most homes. I remember drinking it at my grandmother’s when I was growing up,” says van der Lande. “The text reads: ”Het geheim van een opgewekt humeur” or in English, “The secret to happiness,” which I think fits in well with the Kikkerland point of view! Introducing these teas to the shop makes sense because they are not only visually striking with their great tins, they are some of the finest teas in the world.”
The collection will officially debut with a celebratory event on May 7th at the Kikkerland Shop NYC (493 6th Ave) from 4-8pm