ABC Meets: Pia Jane Bijkerk

After the success of Paris: Made by Hand, we’re thrilled to be helping Pia Jane Bijkerk launch her new book, Amsterdam: Made by Hand, in our Amsterdam, store.

Pia Jane Bijkerk is an internationally acclaimed stylist, photographer and author specializing in interiors, still life and food. As a stylist she has worked around the world for the likes of Vogue Entertaining + Travel, Gourmet Traveller, Real Simple, Saatchi and Saatchi, Tommy Hilfiger and Philips. She has taken part in both our Urban Culture events and created windows displays for our Amsterdam store.

Amsterdam: Made by Hand follows stylist Pia’s ten “wanders” through Amsterdam to the places where she sources the props, accessories, and objects that she uses in the sets and photographs she creates. You’ll find jewelry, clothing, home furnishings, antiques, collectibles, and more, all made by hand. Along the way, discover the real Amsterdam (Pia lives there—on a houseboat!).

Pia Jane BijkerkThis is the second Made by Hand guide by Pia. The first, Paris: Made by Hand, received an ecstatic reception around the world from magazines such as British House & Garden and Vogue Living, and on dozens and dozens of design blogs from design*sponge to decor8.

Pia describes her book the best:

“As a stylist, I am always on the lookout for objects that are distinctive and alluring—which is why I adore all things handmade. Amsterdam: Made by Hand is an insider’s guide where you’ll discover Dutch ateliers tucked away on the cobble stoned backstreets of the old canal district, and boutiques that Dutch designers and stylists have kept well-hidden inside their black books…until now. Between its pages you can expect to find woodworkers, jewelry designers, dressmakers, ceramicists, and more: with the backdrop of Amsterdam’s beautiful canals and wonky buildings, you can expect to see this quaint old city in a whole new light.”

This is a book for all professional designers and decorators and lovers of design and decorating, lovers of all things handmade, the chic and unique, and, of course, Amsterdam.

Date: Saturday June 5
Time: 3pm
Place: The ABC Amsterdam store.

We love Pia’s websites. If you visit her portfolio and blog, prepare to lose yourself for a few hours in her gorgeous world!