A’dammer Twist Sideboard
The Adammer twist sideboard is a new introduction to the popular Adammer series designed by Aldo van den Nieuwelaar for Pastoe. The Adammer, first designed in 1978, gets its nickname from the quirky shape of the parking bollards used around Amsterdam – these were the designer’s inspiration for A’dammer’s hugely popular yet atypical form.
While the form of the A’dammer twist is distinctive, its novel use of a sliding tambour door that spans the entire width of the piece is what makes it so visually engaging. The sheer horizontal expanse of the vertical door ribs creates visual interest, they also serve a practical purpose, serving as handholds for closing the cabinet. The tambour door cleverly glides behind A’dammer Twist when its interior is revealed.
Pastoe is known for offering an extensive range of lacquers – Adammer’s series color finishes ranging from matte black to white, primary to pastel, and a plethora of neutrals in various shades of grays and silvers to taupes and browns – there is a color for any style or interior. Dual toned options are also available, by choosing an exterior color and an interior color, this piece can reveal a surprising design element when opened. A’dammer twist sideboard is available in two widths: 76 – 1/4″ x 14 – 1/2″ x 30″h or 61 – 1/2″ x 14 – 1/2″ x 30″ h. Each of these units is available with numerous shelf and grid options.
Aldo van den Nieuwelaar
Born in 1944, Aldo van den Nieuwelaar is a Dutch designer and architect. He founded his own studio in 1969 and spent his career designing furniture, light fixtures, light sculptures, and architecture. His work is known for its simplicity and clarity of form, Van den Nieuwelaar’s iconic work is in his sculptural fluorescent lighting, which often featured curved steel tubes in white and chrome and geometric fluorescent tubes. One example is the TC6, a square box with a circular fluorescent tube. In 1973, van den Nieuwelaar collaborated with Pastoe to create a series of narrow cabinets with shutter doors. His award-winning designs are exhibited in museums throughout the Netherlands as well as the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.