Private residence

Museum Quarter

This stylish home is located in ‘Duivelseiland,’ part of Amsterdam’s well-known ’Oud-Zuid’ district. Famous as being the home of many museums, including the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum, and the Stedelijk Museum, it is also well known for its authentic buildings such as the one here – a conversion of what were once two small shops.

Formani reference design project - Edward van Vliet
Photography Tijmen Ballieux

International brands

This particular residence is home to none other than Edward van Vliet, one of the Netherlands’ best-known and most successful designers of the moment. As well as being his personal living space, the residence serves as a sort of laboratory to test his latest product designs by putting them to practical use. The house features numerous eye-catching showpieces designed by Van Vliet for Moroso, Kvadrat, Moooi, and many other leading brands.

Gold door handle on rose
EV101 PVD satin gold/ PVD satin black

NOUR hardware

Developed for FORMANI, his NOUR range of door fittings is a prominent part of the collection and features a pièce de résistance in the pair of espagnolette bolts that grace the two garden doors.
Naturally, the lever handles, cabinet handles, coat hooks, and toilet locks form part of the overall concept alongside the espagnolette
bolts. NOUR's colour combination of gold and black, together with its subtle lines, add character not just to the doors but to the entire home.

Link with the past

The lever handles in matt gold with black grips remind us of a time past when doors were fitted with traditional black, often ebony handles. As such, Nour can be seen as a classic yet modern variant of what many people would call a 1930s door handle. But along with this link to history, there is also a clear Asian influence – a region from which Edward van Vliet draws much of his inspiration.


One of NOUR's particular characteristics, and also oneof its strengths, is the design’s inherent flexibility. The range has a modular structure, so that the grips can be replaced and other colours substituted. This allows for a variety of wonderful combinations of polished stainless steel, PVD matt gold, matt black, and matt white.

Gold cabinet handle formani
EV9/160 cabinet handle PVD satin gold
Formani reference design project - Interior - Edward van Vliet
Gold door handle on rose

Find out more about our NOUR hardware series.
The NOUR hardware series is a total concept range, consisting of door hardware, window hardware, furniture hardware and complementary accessories.
Would you like to find out more about our hardware series? Request our catalogue or take a look at the collection page.  

Gold window handle
KO-EV101 espagnolette bolt
Formani Nour by edward van vliet
formani nour door handle in gold
gold door handle on shield
EV101P211 lever handle on plate
Exterior - Formani reference project - Edward van Vliet residence

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