Former student of the Design Academy in The Netherlands Lotte van Laatum works as an independent designer within the designfield. She is specialized in the social-cultural and ecological aspects of design. At the moment Lotte works on the development of her own interior label. Her collection ‘Room for Improvement’ was introduced during this year’s Milan furniture fair.
My favorite item from this collection is the Treecabinet which is made of Dutch elm. The elm used for this cabinet was cut in 1999 as a result of the elm disease in Kloosterzande (The Netherlands). The shape of the cabinet relates to the shape of the tree, conical and with the same width as a big Dutch tree on chest height. The shape of the front of the drawer has been left untouched as a memory of the natural shape of the tree. Simply gorgeous! Visit Lotte’s website to see more from this talented lady.