A little while ago Ellen and Steven, initiators of DPRTMNT, a cool design shop in Haarlem, fell for the light designs of our RDesign. So the time has come to introduce them to you!

DPRTMNT, on the Gedempte Oude Gracht, exists little over one year now. After many talks and research on existing shops, this team of two came up with the idea of opening their own shop in December 2014. And so it happened: DPRTMNT was born!


Ellen, an art historian, and Steven, an interior architect, stylist and artist, personally select all the products in their store. They want to inspire their customers with products that make them happy. Well, they succeeded with that! As soon as you walk in the store you start exploring! From art to design, there is something available for everybody.

Recently the Little Friends lamps from our RDesign have been added to the collection of their shop. Ellen is a huge fan of the big dog, with a red leash that is actually the light cable. Steven, on the other hand, loves the walking cat, because it “sneaks gently over the table”.


The rare days that they are not in the shop, they spend in museums or enjoying the nature with their friends and family. Steven also spends a lot of time painting and both of them love to read. When Ellen was a child, she even wanted to turn this hobby into a career! She wanted to become, as she describes it herself, a reader.

Want to know more about DPRTMNT? Visit the website: Or visit the shop! You can explore it from Tuesday to Friday between 10:00 – 17:30, on Saturday between 10:00 – 17:00 and the shop is open on Sunday between 12:00 – 17:00.


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