Meet the experts – meet Mijksenaar
In a series of short films, our designers share their ideas on their projects by explaining their motives. Their firm conviction is that ultimately their work is all about the user.
The SEGD/Hablamos Juntos Healthcare Symbols – Will They Work?
In October 2010, SEGD proudly introduced a universal set of healthcare symbols It was developed in collaboration with Hablamos Juntos (Spanish for ‘let’s talk together’). It is obvious that it was an enormously complex project and quite an achievement, for which we want to compliment all the many people involved.
The Schiphol story – ‘Preserve what’s good and improve what’s weak’
The new Schiphol Airport was designed by Marius Duintjer, in close collaboration with interior architect Kho Liang Ie, who brought graphic designer Benno Wissing of Amsterdam studio Total Design on board to create the signage.
Rijk Boerma on the newly opened National Military Museum
What’s the key to good signage? It’s best to participate in the process from an early stage, before a building or public location is designed or completed.
Schiphol ‘look and feel’ at the Netherlands Embassy in Athens
The brand-new interior design of the Netherlands Embassy in Athens features an authentic airport wayfinding system. It was designed and manufactured in cooperation with Mijksenaar and Schiphol Airport.
A floor map for the Groninger Museum
In the opinion of architect Alessandro Mendini, the Groninger Museum is a crystal-clear building. In practice, however, it seems that many visitors find the building confusing. Meijer Mijksenaar explains how a simple solution is about to improve circulation throughout the museum.
Dutch Design Dollhouse exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum
‘Dutch Design Dollhouse’ consists of various small 3D printed offices occupied by Dutch design agencies, including Mijksenaar. ‘Dutch Design Dollhouse’ is part of the SUPERMODELS exhibition. Jet Bussemaker, Dutch minister of Education, Culture and Science, opened the traveling exhibition in April at the Milan Salone del Mobile in Milan.
For the one-off visitor, temporary signage is always permanent
Senior project manager Annemarie van den Bos explains why National Key Projects (NSPs) require a special approach. Although these projects are larger than those we develop for regular stations, our working method is the same although the outcome is different.
New Burgers’ Zoo map shows visitors their favorite animal!
Royal Burgers’ Zoo in Arnhem, one of the biggest zoos in the Netherlands, will be introducing a new wayfinding system. The first item to be designed was a pocket-sized map of the park.
Herbert Seevinck interviewed for new publication Invisibles
In his new book, writer and New York Times journalist David Zweig interviews experts in unusual fields. Wayfinding is one of these fields. Zweig interviewed Herbert Seevinck, partner and director of Mijksenaar.
Getting a good grip on spatial organization and perception
‘Zicht op Ruimte’ is a new handbook for architects and building owners eager to get a good grip on spatial organization and perception.
Improving the passenger journey
Project manager Jiska van Veen illustrates current projects at Schiphol Airport. The current renovation and central security operation at Schiphol Airport was the impetus for Mijksenaar for getting to work on several areas.
L’ Angolo di Paul – Too many signs
A beautiful landscape like the one you find in Tuscany – a vast hilly terrain dotted with medieval villages, valleys teeming with vineyards and olive groves and flocks of sheep – is a landscape that you’d like to see completely free of all modern disruptions.