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tinker imagineers to design the new shoe museum


Tinker has been appointed to design the interior for the Dutch New Shoe Museum in the centre of Waalwijk. In the new museum both the history of shoe-making and the modern craft are centrepiece. Visitors can try their hand at shoe making and marvel at the striking masterpieces of shoe design from past to present.

Architectural firm Civic Architects started this year with the design for the new shoe museum at the Raadhuisplein in Waalwijk. It will be an open structure where visitors and other users will meet each other and interact. Tinker, specialised in experience design, will develop the visitor experience. Stan Boshouwers, founder and director at Tinker is pleased with this new assignment: “We would like to design an exciting and ground-breaking museum and create something that has not been done before. A place that inspires makers and visitors alike.“

For this project, the Utrecht design firm collaborates with Kloosterboer Decor and YIPP, who both have a long experience working on museum projects. Together with Tinker they worked on Nest, an experience center for Nestlé in Switzerland and Tirpitz, the award-winning bunker museum in Denmark. Boshouwers is pleased to have both parties on board: “Every time we develop a project with them, we are impressed by their work and we know how to effectively work together.”

It is their intention that the museum will open its doors in 2021. 

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