Lost and Found

Book design

Commissioned (2020)




Book design for François Duquesnoy and The Volkshotel Amsterdam. Designer François Duquesnoy designed a special hotel room, for which he makes use of discarded materials that he finds throughout the city of Amsterdam. He emphasises the relationship between the city and the hotel by literally bringing the city into the hotel, while also changing the perspective on the city of those who stay in the room.


This book serves as both and overview of the collection of the products and objects that François assembled as well as an extension of the room into the city and its neighbourhoods. You can either use it to retrace the origin of the furniture that you will find in the room. Or you can see it as a way to retrace François' steps and discover a different side of Amsterdam. The side that usually stays hidden.

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