Golden Joinery game

12 November 2016 we launched our GOLDEN JOINERY game!

To learn more about it please visit


World Wide Fashion at OPA, Arnhem, The Netherlands

Talk with Pascale Gatzen, Saskia van Drimmelen, Liselore Fowijn and Maison the Faux in Arnhem, moderated by Marlies Leupen


Golden Joinery ; What's new?

Birds of a feather flock together

Often, we try to repair broken things in a manner to hide the repair and make it “good as new.”
An alternative “broken is better than new” aesthetic — that a beautiful, imaginitive repair actually adds value — has symbolic appeal to fashion collective Painted, aiming at a more hands-on, repair-friendly culture.

There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in (
Quoted from Leonard Cohen: Anthem )

From the love of imperfect beauty we will repair our own and each others beloved yet damaged or stained garments with a beautiful 'golden' scar; A new brand will slowly arise.
Bring a broken garment you treasure and the willingness to work with needle and thread. We bring materials and techniques. Together we will repair with ‘gold’.Our wish to take care of the dear broken is kindred to the old Japanese Kintsugi technique. (look up without sound ....)

Painted is a hybrid fashion collective, led by fashion designer Saskia van Drimmelen and theatre director Margreet Sweerts collaborating in a varying line-up with kindred spirits.
In their most recent work they connect the handmade with the industrially manufactured, as seen in the current exhibition Hand Made in museum Boymans van Beuningen


Painted light travelling mini-salon at Options! Amsterdam


Painted Istanbul


Painted Secret WinterSalon/ 2012

Via this link you can see an impression of our minisalon at Droog, featuring Michael Schoners beautiful coathanger!


WinterSALON/ 2012, Amsterdam presents Painted Secret and Tabledress Aruba

Painted will be present on 2 locations during WinterSALON/ 2012:

* at Droog Design, Staalstraat 7b, Amsterdam : Painted Secret, from Wednesday February 1st until Sunday February 5th 2012, during Droog store opening hours. During this time, Painted Secret can be tried, bought and ordered and Painted will work on the spot. The premiere of the short film made in collaboration with Toversex will be at the opening of WinterSALON/ on January 21st, 14:00 in Droog, and will be on show until February 5th

* At Museum van Loon, Keizersgracht 672, Amsterdam : Tabledress Aruba, shown throughout the time of WinterSALON/


Painted at the exhibition Connecting Concepts, Ahmedabad, January-March 2010


NAiM Bureau Europa / Out of Fashion – Maastricht Edition, opening 14 mei/14 May 2011

Dear all,

For the opening of Out of Fashion in NAIM on 14 may
Painted collaborates with players of the Toneelacademie Maastricht in 'Painted Game'.
We will present recent and previous work from our repertoire, breathing new life into an old Dutch game.

Also view the website of NAIM / Bureau Europa:



Painted necklaces in collection of Museum De Paviljoens, Almere

We are pleased to tell you that Museum De Paviljoens Almere,

The Netherlands has purchased work of Painted, which arose from our performance/ salon ‘Painted Glasshouse’ at De Paviljoens in 2008.

‘Painted colliers’ consists of three colliers that can also be seen separately.

The colliers were developed in collaboration with Magdalina Toneva and Rumjana Rakovska, Bulgarian masters in needlepoint lace, an almost forgotten craft that was valued highly in antique folklore garments.

By adopting this beautiful craft in contemporary couture, Painted makes it breathe new life, both in the jewelry and clothing we make.

These and other pieces can also be seen on this website under Painted Series no. 47-54, ( prices range from 150-350€ ) and be ordered by contacting us via


Painted at Cooper-Hewitt Design Triennial in New York

Dear friends,

We are thrilled to tell you that Painted has been invited by

the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Design Museum in New York to

participate in the exhibition "Why design now?"

At this moment some of the first pieces of our growing

Painted Series repertoire are shown in this Design Triennial.

In a small still life, Painted created a scene of intimacy,

suggesting the presence of a person.

We were pleased to collaborate for this installation with

Nightwood (New York) and Freudenthal/Verhagen (Amsterdam).

The exhibition is on view through Januari 9th, 2011 and

will travel around the world afterwards.


Painted A M U S E

Painted is very happy to announce that we present our work on the Amsterdam International Fashion Week during the opening soirée on Wednesday januari 27th.

Painted A M U S E

A muse is a muse is a muse…
A person to believe in

… to treasure
… to see the beauty of
… to follow by skin

Muse yourself and be a muse to us.

We wish to make clothes in a very playful and personal way,
garments we create with you that will stay with you forever.

Special thanks to
Ilja, Winona, Noa, Djuwa, Aaron Cole, Sylvie Zijlmans (foto), Una (model), Hewald Jongenelis,
Jan Schoon, Peter Leferink, Amsterdam International Fashion Week