As a Dutch furniture company based in the United States, we often get asked how Uniek Living started. Uniek Living’s founders, Micki and Elsbeth Rowaan are sisters. Although they’ve lived in the United States for over 30 years, the Rowaan sisters have Dutch roots and frequently return to the Netherlands to visit family and friends who still live there. After decorating their house with Dutch furniture and other items they brought back from their trips, their American friends became interested in the styles of Dutch design.
We are often asked what the difference is between Holland and the Netherlands. We have people ask if the two were meant to be used interchangeably. We thought this was definitely a subject worth clearing up. Besides, we love sharing our culture and history as much as we love sharing extraordinary Dutch design.
At Uniek Living, we believe modern furniture is meant for every space, even the smallest apartments in the biggest cities. Dutch design is considered to be functional and innovative, which is just what you need when decorating for those smaller, harder to arrange places.
Often described as minimalistic, functional, innovative, and simplistic, Dutch design aims to combine aesthetics with every day, practical use. Known for its natural and unique design, Dutch modern home décor brings a sense of openness and flow to even the smallest of spaces.