Furniture for House of Miffy (Nijntje)

Client: Dick Bruna House, Centraal Museum

Location: Utrecht

Materials: Concrete, foam, fabric, blanket, wood, aluminium, cardboard, veneer

Year: 2012

One overall ground plan turned the first floor of the Dick Bruna House into the House of Miffy. Remy&Veenhuizen have built a new house for Miffy with a kitchen, bedroom, a reading area, a hobby table and a garden. The house is filled with drawings, books, posters and other things designed by Dick Bruna, Miffy’s creator. Bruna uses simple forms and bright colours. A few lines are enough to suggest whether a figure is happy, angry or sad. The designers have been inspired by the work of Dick Bruna and have built Miffy’s new house as a life-size diorama with cartoon-style furniture and sets that represent the kitchen, the mantelpiece and the garden. 

To complete the house, they designed furniture which provokes a feeling or atmosphere of how real furniture for Miffy would look like, without copying the style of Dick Bruna. See also: Accidental carpet, Led lamp and Curtain/Wallpaper (Products), Tube Table, Concrete Furniture and Foam Furniture (Furniture).

The designers are well-known for their playful work, often made from found materials. Using unusual techniques and materials, they transform second-hand objects into surprising and imaginative designs. The Centraal Museum has collected their designs since the 1990s.