industrial design | product styling

Van der Veer Designers

elektrisch openbaar vervoer is here to stay!

12 December 2016
In Germany and The Netherlands several bus services have, in the course of last week, been converted from Diesel- to fully electric propulsion. In Cologne, line 133 now uses 8 brand-new VDL Citea SLFA-E articulated busses and is the first fully electric bus service in Germany! In Eindhoven 43 busses of the same specification were introduced on several lines and they now have one of the largest fully electric fleets in Europe.
Vanderveer Designers is responsible for the BRT (Bus Rapid Transport) look of this new generation Public Transport busses, with which VDL Bus & Coach lead the way.

VDL Citea SLFA-E electric bus

gio award for cityzen gazelle c8, orange c8 hmb, and esprit c3.

8 November 2016
GIO Award for Cityzen Gazelle C8, Orange C8 HMB, and Esprit C3.
During the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, all entries for the Gio Erkenning (= good industrial design) were exposed.
Gazelle is allowed to issue this quality certificate to 3 bicycles. The jury commended these bicycles for several improved aspects. The Gazelle design team designed the bicycles. Colour and product graphics were, among other things, provided by Vanderveer Designers.
This annual award is organised by Designlink.

GIO erkenning Gazelle fietsen DDW

widek paper clip bell

17 October 2016
Widek has developed a completely new bell in collaboration with Vandeveer Designers. The new design is slim and modern. The bell's unique clapper is modelled on the shape of a paper clip. The mounting system used to attach the bell to the handlebars is also completely new. Rather than a fiddly screw under the bell, the clamp can be fastened easily and conveniently from the top. The minimalistic design of the paper clip bell perfectly matches the streamlined appearance of the next generation of bicycles.

Widek Paper clip bell

founder peter van der veer steps down

6 October 2016
Vanderveer Designers organised a fantastic party on Friday 30 September to say goodbye to the company's founder. During the past 32 years, Vanderveer Designers has steadily grown and expanded its capabilities to become one of the leading industrial design studios in the Netherlands. Peter played a crucial role in the company's success. He started the company from a small home office in Deil in the 1980s. Relocating to a larger premises in Geldermalsen made it possible for the company to develop into the highly expert and versatile organisation it is today. The new board exists of Imre Jacobs, Rik de Reuver and Wim van Dijk.

there's a new kid in town!

1 August 2016
Thule Yepp has launched the brand new Thule Yepp Nexxt bike seat range at Eurobike 2016! The Nexxt bike seats are innovative lightweight seats that not only look great but are also very safe, durable and comfortable. The design concept for the Thule Yepp Nexxt is based on the technology and construction methods used for bike helmets, which are made from a combination of strong, shock-absorbing and water-repellent materials (EVA, EPP and PP). Vanderveer is responsible for the concept ans design of the new Yepp Nexxt product range and has collaborated intensively with the Thule Yepp team during the product development process. The new Thule Yepp Nexxt products will be available in February 2017.

Thule Yepp Nexxt

red dot award for hamax outback

7 July 2016
Design specialist Vanderveer Designers was declared one of the winners of the prestigious 2016 Red Dot Award for Product Design. Vanderveer Designers has won this award for their design for the Hamax Outback bicycle trailer. The design process involved intensive collaboration between Vanderveer Designers and the development team at Hamax. This innovative bicycle trailer is safe and stable, highly visible off-road and in traffic and is very easy to convert to a stroller or baby jogger.

Hamax Outback

the public transport bicycle is grown tremendously.

9 May 2016
The public transport bicycle is grown tremendously in popularity. So much so that NS, the main railway operator in the Netherlands, has prepared a new request for tender that challenges suppliers of rental bicycles to submit improved models. BIkes2Go and Vanderveer Designers collaborated in designing a new public transport bicycle that includes a number of functional improvements relative to the existing model. For example, the vulnerable headlamp has been incorporated in a protective housing welded to the head tube.
In addition, the luggage carrier compartment is now deeper so that the securing chain, which is attached here, can always be stowed away in a user-friendly and safe manner.

OV fiets 2016

vanderveer designers & salone del mobile 2016

25 April 2016
The ‘Salone del Mobile’ in Milan is the world’s largest event with regard to interior and furniture design. This happening takes place on several locations: At the ‘official’ exhibition in Fiera Milano, in Furniture dealerships and galleries in the Brera district (town centre) and in the slightly more design and trend focused area’s like Zona Tortona and Lambrate Ventura districts. Each year some 300.000 people visit the event and enjoy the enthusiastic way major brands, start-ups, Design schools and individual designers present themselves. The event is all about ‘the world of tomorrow’, 4 of us visited all locations from April 13th until 15th and drew inspiration.

Salone del Mobile 2016

minibrew voted 'start-up of the year'

23 February 2016
Minibrew was chosen as the winner of the 'Start-up of the year' award last week. A total of 2627 out of more than 9000 votes went to Minibrew in this contest organized by Sprout . Minibrew offers beer enthusiasts an "all-in-one" beer brewing machine, which can be used to make beer at home. "Our target customers want to brew their own beer but are not prepared to wait 12 hours," says Olivier van Oord. Minibrew has succeeded in reducing the process time to 3.5 hours (followed by a further week to let the beer mature). Vanderveer Designers has been closely involved in this start-up venture since 2015 and is responsible for the beer brewing machine's design and styling.

Minibrew voted 'Start-up of the year'

yepp cargo wins dutch fiets innovatie award 2014

4 March 2014
The Yepp Cargo is a collapsible front carrier box, which makes parking cargo bikes as easy as parking a normal bicycle. The Yepp Cargo was designed by van der Veer Designers on behalf of GMG. The judges for the Dutch Fiets Innovatie Awards, a design award for innovation in bicycle design, felt that nothing could be added to improve this product. The strength of the design lies in its simplicity. A clever concept combined with contemporary styling. The Yepp Cargo successfully tackles a growing problem in bicycle parking facilities. The major benefit is the space it saves in bicycle parking areas.

Yepp Cargo Innovation Award 2014

jort nijhuis joined our design team

30 January 2014
Jort Nijhuis joined Van der Veer Designers in the position of Industrial Designer on 1 January 2014. Jort graduated from TU Delft in 2012 and chose the Cargo Trailer as the subject for his thesis. The Cargo Trailer is an electrically assisted bicycle trailer for sustainable post and parcel distribution with a rated capacity of 200 kg. As he is an excellent concept artist and draughtsman, we expect him to contribute significantly to our projects at the concept development and creative stage.

Jort Nijlhuis