De Winkel van Guus (Guus’s shop) was born from a passion for green design for everyday life! Inspired by beautiful objects, sustainability and fair trade, de Winkel van Guus sells hand bags, furniture, lifestyle & home accessories, jewellery and toys. Everything is handmade, eco-friendly and in many cases recycled, because at Guus, everybody is keen on green!
Green Design Amsterdam
Guus embraces the cradle-to-cradle concept. The result is a collection of stunning products, such as the Leaf lamp from industrial design icon Yves Béhar, recycled leather handbags and wooden chairs made from used pallets.
Bags, handbags & shoes: GUUS has possibly the best range of recycled handbags in Amsterdam. Brands include Freitag, Firehose bags (recycled from used fire hoses), Label 3 (“used to be a couch” recycled from old leather sofas). Ragbag is recycled from plastic waste picked by rag pickers in India. Kazmok bags, recycled from conveyor belts and Demano bags, made from billboards). Don’t miss the laptop sleeves, iPhone and iPad sleeves from Freitag, Ryan Frank and others. Latest edition to the green collection are bio degradable OAT Shoes and sneakers.
Lamps & Lighting: Contemporary lamps using innovative technology from Snowroom (Sweden), soft as snow to touch and made from recycled PET; the Leaf lamp designed by Yves Béhar for Herman Miller allows you to change the colour by a simple movement of the hand; the ingenious Lightweight suspension lamp (Mischa Vos) which can be hung anywhere.
Furniture: A collection of home interior pieces by Ryan Frank, handmade from cork - colourful Isabella stools, laptop sleeves & table mats. From BEE meubels, try the pallet chairs, made by hand from recycled wooden transport pallets. Currently, also available a recycled farmhouse kitchen table and bench.
Home Accessories: A range of bamboo tableware from vases to serving dishes beautifully finished in bright colours. Solar lamps, bamboo wind-up radios, slow cookers and toxin free drinking flasks from Klean Canteen, all green design. From Anna Carin Dahl, little vases and cups and bowls in her inimitable design.
Jewellery: Guus sells original handmade jewellery from talented Dutch jewellery designers Kaja Hasnaoui, Joke Schole and Susanne Boger - brooches, rings, bracelets, earrings etc.
Toys: Lots of original gifts and toys for kids, such as sturdy playhouses made of recycled cardboard; Kids can construct their own toys from a dragon fly to a mini cooker.
Tues - Fri 11.00 to 18.00; Sat 11.00 - 17.00;