We arrived early evening and after a pleasant walk through the pretty streets of Amsterdam the first port of call was a visit to one of the oldest bars in the city which is housed in a 15th century sailor’s lodgings. We were then treated to a spot of dinner consisting of a variety of Dutch specialities.
Drinks in ‘Int Aepjen’ – the oldest bar in the city
The following morning we travelled south to Dongen to the Montis factory where we were given a tour of the manufacturing process. This was very interesting; particularly the foam moulding technique which enables them to create an endless possibility of shapes. We were then given the opportunity to browse the showroom; allowing us to try the products and see them in various finishes and room settings.
The production of a Loge chair – foam moulding, upholstery and the finished product ready to be sent to the customer
After a brief stop in Rotterdam it was back to the airport. Melvin Herbschleb (the sales manager from Montis) was a fantastic host and everybody agreed that the trip was very inspiring. We all left with a fresh appreciation of the quality of Dutch design and workmanship.
Making ourselves comfortable in the Montis showroom!
By Joanne Golden