360volt is located on the Prinsengracht, one of the most beautiful canals of Amsterdam, in the celebrated shopping area De 9 Straatjes (‘the 9 streets’). Hilde de Lange and Emile de Cock, owners and founders of 360volt, are graphic and industrial designers by vocation. They both love industrial design for its clean lines, simple shapes and sustainable materials. They created their design studio 360volt in 2006, and now are the proud owners of one of the largest collections of original vintage industrial lamps and other specialist objects.
The models come from many different regions in Europe and for the most part originate from the early 20th century. The collection includes timeless design classics from the Bauhaus period in the 1930s. The lamps at 360volt are special because all lamps are restored while retaining their authentic look. The character and history of the lamp is kept intact. This gives each lamp its own bold, individual and authentic character. It goes without saying that the lamps have been brought up to date to modern standards: they are now suitable for E27 light bulbs and new lamps such as LED lights and energy saving light bulbs.
360volt has collaborated with various international interior designers on projects ranging from Levi’s, Lee, Denham the Jeanmaker, Only to Diesel, and for diverse hotels, theatres and restaurants: Conservatorium Hotel Restaurant Tunes, Amsterdam, De Balie theatre in Amsterdam, Monsieur Truffe Chocolate factory in Melbourne, Australia, and the Town Hall Hotel in London. 360volt has delivered projects to satisfied clients all over the world.
Emile de Cock started his own company in 2004: ‘Emile de Cock Concept en Design’, a studio for visual communication. His work ranges from designing posters, flyers, books and logo’s to providing campaigns, corporate identities, websites and more.
Hilde de Lange founded a company in illustration and graphic design in 2005, named ‘HLD ontwerper’. She worked on a variety of projects including designs for books, magazines, company logo’s, corporate identities, campaigns, websites, flyers and posters. She also worked as a freelance designer for several design studio’s in Amsterdam.