The Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) is one of the largest fashion institutes in the world. The four-year Bachelor-degree program is aimed at providing students with an excellent basis for a successful career in the fashion industry. The school has its own fashion label, INDIVIDUALS, which was founded in 2006. In 2010 eight young fashion designers (all AMFI students) turned the hotel into their studio. They worked relentlessly to turn ordinary hotel rooms into inspiring spaces where fashion and architecture meet in the most unexpected and inspiring way.
For more information see www.amfi.nl
Design-studio Ina-Matt developed two custom tiles in cooperation with Royal Mosa - the veegtegel and the tosti-tegel. In keeping with the fashion theme, the tosti-tegel is turned "inside out" resembling the lining of a jacket.
For more information see www.mosa.nl
The Textielmuseum is known for their experimental stance and the lengths they will go to enable designers to do textile research. Together with them, fabrics for the hotel were developed using designs by the students from the Amsterdam Fashion Institute.
For more information see www.textielmuseum.nl/en
Specialists Dego Fabrics showed their craftsmanship in the tailor-made upholstery for the hotel's rooms, reception and lobby.
For more information see www.degostofferingen.nl
Custom-made runners with recycled yarns designed by INA MATT were specially produced for Hotel The Exchange by Brink & Campman.
For more information see www.brinkcampman.com
Kvadrat continuously seeks to push the aesthetic, technological and artistic boundaries of textiles. Hotel The Exchange was offered the chance to dress many of the rooms with outstanding fireproof textiles from the Kvadrat archives in Denmark.
For more information see www.kvadrat.dk
Hotel The Exchange used Innofa's innovative knitted three-dimensional structures transformed into dresses and bags for the rooms.
For more information see www.innofa.com