Royal VKB is the latest brand of the Dutch company, Koninklijke van Kempen & Begeer, and which focuses on innovation.
Koninklijke van Kempen & Begeer was founded in 1789, and has always concentrated on developing products that offered solutions for modern man and his times.
The period we live in is marked by a fast-changing way of life, constantly shifting consumer patterns and very varied life styles.
Preparing food and enjoying a balanced meal has become more important than ever.
Preparing, serving, consuming or storing food: it's your daily routine.
In our vision, the products for these needs can be smarter, safer or simply more beautiful. Royal VKB has developed extraordinary and functional products in co-production with outstanding Dutch designers. Discover our products and be inspired. Dutch design the way we see it.
Wendy Boudewijns graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2005. Since then she has started her own design studio; focusing on design, styling and interiors. In addition, she works as a freelancer for a Dutch department store.
Arian Brekveld designed the Cup & Store range for Royal VKB. He graduated from the Design Academy in Eindhoven, the Netherlands in 1995. Purchasers of his designs include the MOMA in New York and some of his designs are printed in the book “Designers in Nederland”. His modest views create timeless product designs.
FLEX/the INNOVATIONLAB is an international design bureau, responsible for innovative products of major brands such as BK, TNT-post and Philips. The products from Flex have won international awards and are displayed in several museum collections including the MOMA in New York and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
Ineke Hans graduated from the Academy of Arts in 1991 and from the Royal College of Art in London in 1995. Since 1998 INEKEHANS/ARNHEM designs products and environments. She is known for 'Ordinary Furniture' from recycled plastic and her black childrens collection as well as black porcelain. In 2003 she published a book "Black Bazar - design dilemmas". In 2005 she won a red-dot-award for a surprising garlic crusher for RoyalVKB and then for its Bowls&Spoon set. Her work is purchased by international design collections.
Ineke Hans belongs to the top ten of Dutch designers.
Jan Hoekstra after graduating from the University of Genk, worked for several years at FLEX\the INNOVATIONLAB. In 2003 he co-founded the brand RoyalVKB©. Hoekstra received various prestigious design awards and some of his products are in permanent collection of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, MOMA New York and Chicago Museum of Architecture and Design.
Officeoriginair designed the Iced Carafe for Royal VKB. Officeoriginair is a partnership between Ivan Kasner and Uli Budde. Uli Budde graduated in product design from the Fachhochschule Potsdam in Germany, as did Ivan Kasner from the Design academy Eindhoven (2004 and 2005) in the Netherlands. They started their cooperation in 2006 and since then their design studio has worked on several product and interior design assignments.
Ontwerpbureau 3.11 Since its establishement by Michiel Uylings and Jeroen Schaeffer in 1997, Ontwerpbureau 3.11 designs contemporary and multi functional product solutions. Their customer portfolio consists of Government and Utility institutions as well as retail brands as Sealskin, Royal Talens and Vacu Vin.
Kaptein Roodnat designed the French Carafe for Royal VKB. Kaptein Roodnat is a cooperation between Marleen Kaptein and Stijn Roodnat. Both are graduates in product design from the Design Academy Eindhoven (1997 and 1999) in the Netherlands. Other famous designs by this well-known couple are the monument for the Martinez Gallery in Brooklyn New York, the design for the Clinic of Paediatrics in New York, Mandarina Duck in Paris and the St. Radboud Hospital Nijmegen in the Netherlands.
Jorre van Ast has designed the Jar Tops for Royal VKB. He graduated from the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London in 2007. That same year he won three of the fifteen awards, one for the Jar Tops, of the "Design for Europe"contest. He became known as a Dutch designer right after his graduation.