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A’dammer Twist Sideboard

c. 1978

by Aldo van den Nieuwelaar
for Pastoe

A’dammer Twist Sideboard

by Aldo van den Nieuwelaar
for Pastoe

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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

Netherlands (1944–2010)

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.

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