ISSUE 38  |  The Low Countries

A High Concept Store in Amsterdam

September 20, 2012 3:30 PM

BY Izabella Simmons

Is Sukha the most beautiful interior store in Amsterdam? We think so; you might agree after a visit.

Irene Mertens is the owner and founder of Sukha, a home accessory and clothing store located on the popular Haarlemmerstraat in Amsterdam. Sukha means "happiness" in Sanskrit, and we agree that this store radiates a special kind of joy. Most of the products on offer are vintage or are made from recycled materials (including the products offered under the Sukha label). The store also prides itself in featuring goods responsibly produced under fair trade principles. For more information, go to Sukha.; to see recent photos from Desiree's recent visit, go to Vosges Paris.

Photography by Jeltje Janmaat, via Vosges Paris.

Above: A teepee made from branches and white muslin.

Above: A teepee, grain sack pillows, a cable-knit pouf, and sarongs hang from a wooden branch.

Above: Old colonial chairs and benches imported from Java.

Above: The treasure wall, made of white boxes, houses an array of home accessories.

Above L: Vintage frames adorn a white wall. Above R: The nest cushion from Zilalila is handmade in Nepal from 100 percent New Zealand wool and filled with recycled materials.

Above: White vintage linens.

Above: Ceramics by Jeanine Eek Keizer.

N.B. Planning a trip to Amsterdam? Have a look at our City Guides to find other places to visit.