Pantoufle Design was founded in 2016 by Esther Blankers. She started by owning a little shop in the heart of Rotterdam, but Esther wanted to create something new. After a few months of intense renovating, she opened the doors of her new beautiful showroom last April at Vijverhofstraat 100 in Rotterdam.
The characteristic building used to be part of a railway line, but is now transformed into a spacious shop that still has the original details in tact, like for instance the arches. The natural light that floats in creates an inviting, soft and friendly atmosphere. It almost feels like you're stepping into a friends home where you simply want to sit down at the kitchen table with a cup of tea and stay for hours. Esthers' boutique displays a variety of unique objects from Japan, France, England and Scandinavia like stationary, home linens, timeless furniture and handmade items that elevate your everyday life. It was a joy to create these images together with Esther and her lovely assistant Anna.
- Photography by Marieke Verdenius