Adding a full service photography studio and event space to ‘the House’ is a long-cherished dream come true. Having been crown and crest in the field, both locally and abroad, with a beautiful open space like this we hope to generate even more flux for the entire creative discipline and a generation of top talent to come. At House of Orange we consider creative excellence ‘a gift’, something to share with each other and the world. By welcoming other professional creative teams and artists in our ‘House’ we can share even more of our agency’s experience and expertise.
House of Orange STUDIO is situated in the remains of a former 15th century monastery in the heart of Amsterdam’s red light district ‘the Wallen’, a monument inside a monument so to speak. The Bethaniënklooster was a monastry of Augustinian nuns where ‘fallen’ women could do penance. The monastry became populair with the rich elite and the poor women that originally inhabited the monastery were gradually replaced with well-off nuns and proveniers. Later to locals, this ‘Bethaniënklooster’ was known as the charming historic refuge where one could enjoy a virtuoso piano recital, followed by drinks in the live jazz café below. Together with the foundation that owns the property, House of Orange had the entire place renovated to give it a fresh modern air, whilst keeping all its beautiful and monumental characteristics in full glory. We feel privileged to be your host.
HOUSE OF ORANGE AGENCY
House of Orange was founded in 1995 by leading hair & makeup artist John Kattenberg, who started out representing an elite group of 8 outstanding talents in hair, makeup, fashion and interior styling. And all those years John Kattenberg has run his House of Orange Makeup School, to ‘raise his own’ so to speak.
Today House of Orange serves the international fashion industry, from high end to cutting edge, with its top talent league of 50 stylists and hair and makeup artists and an ambitious production team for projects running from catwalk shows to campaigns. House of Orange, rather than just managing creative careers, represents a loyal family of passionately talented, highly professional yet charmingly authentic people.