Ruben van Megen
Dutch designer Ruben van Megen’s collections blend traditional Dutch decorative themes and motifs with modern techniques and materials.
With his Café 6116 Collection, Van Megen creates sleek tables that celebrate furnishings of the Dutch Golden Age. Encased in bronze and glass are original Persian carpets like those that typically adorned tables of many Dutch households. The Café 6116 Collection elevates the quotidian by sealing the carpets’ memories and secrets in unique and functional modern forms.
The Antimacassar III chair, references crocheted doilies that protected chairs from Macassar, the fashionable men’s hair conditioner that became popular in the early 1900s. Antimacassar III is a functional, solid bronze chair that questions and honors the past.
Ruben van Megen graduated from the Design Academy in Eindhoven and has been awarded an A’ Design Award, Talente Award, and a Red Dot Award, one of the most prestigious international labels for high quality design. His work can be seen in museums, galleries, and design shows worldwide.