Founded in 2020 – the year we all saw a little more of the inside of our homes than expected
– RiRa is a new destination for extremely cheering contemporary home objects from the
Low Countries. Worthy of pride of place in any room, RiRa’s designer pieces are developed
and manufactured in the Netherlands and Belgium by the most esteemed creative minds
working today.
RiRa was born as stylist Gijsje Ribbens and fashion agent Bart Ramakers convened for
socially distanced walks in their tracksuits during Amsterdam’s first lockdown. While the
friends missed the fashion week buzz of their “normal” lives, they appreciated the
opportunity to spend time in their homes rather than on planes. Realising there was
nowhere to go for an interior purchase that would bring the same joy as a sequin dress or a
pink handbag, Gijsje and Bart started to build an e-commerce platform where design is
curated with a fashion eye.
RiRa launches with an edit of propositions from three leading design world talents.
Wallpaper* Designer of the Year 2020 Sabine Marcelis presents an all-new and affordable
range of her masterpiece mirrors. Epoxy guru Vincent de Rijk has made lustrous, shallow
bowls in a range of hypnotising colours and opacities. Industrial design duo Muller Van
Severen have fashioned a modular Pillow Chair that’s the perfect mix of conceptual and
“RiRa is all about covetable, unique pieces that will spark conversation, stoke
imagination and raise a smile. Our goal is to provide that one gorgeous object that will
instantly make any room fancy and be treasured for years to come.”

Photography by Ferry van der Nat