Story & History
The entrance is the first room that visitors experience. We all know that you never get a second change for a first impression. Therefore, the design of your entrance is vital to how people see you. RiZZ is all about experiencing hospitality trough a perfect ambiance. We design, manufacture and supply the hardware that helps you to create a reception with a perfect ambiance. To further assist and guide you, we share the ideas that come from our research. This is how our journey began;
The history of RiZZ starts in 1941 when the factory was founded as a brush manufacturing company by the Zuiddam family. 7 decades later the company has reinvented itself many times but a few things remain the same: A dedication to craftmanship, a strong focus on the long term and the typical style of a family owned and operated business. It was only in this climate that RiZZ could have been created.
In 2004 the business landscape in which the family brush factory operated was rapidly changing. It became time for the Zuiddam family to reinvent themselves. Beloved for the quality consumer brush products produced for the local market they decided to focus on their strong points; making customers happy with simple, effective and well designed functional products.
Second generation owners Trudie and Evert Zuiddam had been the driving force behind the development of consumer products. They insisted on having a great design for all products; “because there is no joy in making ugly things”.
In these days the idea arose “to make the best doormat in the world”. The factory produced superior quality brushes that could be used for a brush mat with qualitys unlike any other product, while the upcoming market for exclusive outdoor furniture provided a market for such a high end product. September 2007, at the Maison et Objet design exhibition in Paris, The RiZZ doormat had it’s international breakthrough. Since this overwhelming succes thousands of happy users around the world have been served.
While the family business prospered on the RiZZ doormat, Trudie Zuiddam found herself struggling with her health. Finally, she passed away in 2009, leaving her family with great memories of a life well lived and a proven effective and highly original philosophy to product development. Evert and son Sebastiaan dedicated themself to expand the range and make a landmark of RiZZ.
Evert says; “There is plenty of choice if you desire to decorate your kitchen or bathroom in one style. But not for the entrance, both inside and outside, where it is impossible to cater the various functionalities in one style”. As a logical expansion from the doormat, they decided to make this their quest.
Thus began the search for the designer who would not only understand the philosophy, but who would actually embrace it and dedicate himself to the task they took upon them. Finally, April 2011, during Il Salone di Mobile in Milan, They found their guy in young Dutch designer Teun Fleskens.
Teun graduated from the Design Academy in Eindhoven. “Most important in my designs is that they are not only functional but overall meaningful”. His ideas on sustainability and conceptual design were welcomed by Evert and Sebastiaan, while the assignment was inspiring to Teun. He soon became part of the RiZZ family.
April 2013 RiZZ | The entrance collection was finally ready to present to the world. The perfect venue for the presentation was found at Ventura Lambrate in Milan, the Dutch Design hotspot during the Il alone di Mobile. Sebastiaan; “Our field of expertise is the entrance, the central space that accommodates many daily functions and where you make your first impression. A design philosophy was created that improves the various functions of the entrance area, outside and inside, while maintaining a strict and timeless design language”.
A vision for sustainability was also created. Evert Zuiddam; “We believe in timeless pieces that you will want to keep with you, no matter how many times you redecorate your house or how often you move to an another place. Therefore, we make products that can withstand time and even fit in different styles and locations. Indulging yourself in luxury while keeping a clear conscience. With RiZZ that’s possible; Each product was designed to minimise it’s environmental footprint.”
Quality & Sustainability
We believe in timeless pieces that you will want to keep with you, no matter how many times you redecorate or even if you move to a new home. Therefore, we make products that can withstand time and fit both classical and contemporary styles. RiZZ makes it possible to indulge yourself in luxury while keeping a clear conscience; Each product was designed to minimize it’s ecological footprint.
Production and assembly take place in our family operated factory in Nijkerk, The Netherlands since 1941. The second and third generation of the Zuiddam family run the company. Experienced staff keep a close eye on the production process.
Teun Fleskens is a product and interior designer. For the past 4 years he has been working with Dutch manufacturer RiZZ to create a sustainable collection for the entrance. In a few words his style could be described as pure, natural versus industrial and clearly present but not demanding.
What’s most important about his designs is that the products are not only functional but overall meaningful. He creates products with added value for users and environment. The concept is very important. This can be a serious statement or just making a smile appear; capturing the essence of this conceptual thinking into a minimalistic design.
Teun uses this design philosophy in his cooperation with RiZZ. Together they make sure that every product is produced in the most sustainable and environment-friendly way, keeping an eye on the total life cycle of the product. This is how RiZZ | the entrance collection was born: a collection of products with an added value, in one design language.
RiZZ is available at selected retailers only. When we start a cooperation we keep in mind that exceptional service and know-how are key to customer satisfaction. We are proud to work with some of the best retailers in design. The mutual benefits of the long term relationships that we cherish with our customers are key to the succes of our family business.
- regional exclusivity for brand ambassadors
- excellent communication
- same prices worldwide
- drop shipments
- short delivery times
- excellent guarantee on products
We have developed an arsenal of versatile display systems, product sample cases, 3d product files, images and text in 6 languages to help our ambassadors to inform end users. Most of our smaller products come in a gift box.
Are you interested in a cooperation? Let’s make an appointment! We’d love to get to know you and learn more about your awesome shop. We also welcome you to visit our factory, meet the staff and see all the products in our factory showroom.
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We have developed these icons to show what we have done
to minimise the carbon footprint of the various products
in RiZZ | the entrance collection.
Een groot deel van onze collectie kan naar uw wens worden aangepast in kleur, vorm, maat of materiaalgebruik.
De RiZZ maatwerkmat op projectkwaliteit kan geheel naar uw tekening worden gemaakt. We bieden hierbij de keuze om de mat verzonken in de vloer, danwel met ons speciale frame boven op een bestaande ondergrond te plaatsen. Houdt u altijd rekening met een hoogte van 22mm. De mat kan naar behoefte met zij en aanloopprofielen worden uitgerust zodat ook in uw specifieke situatie drempels worden voorkomen. Het aanloopprofiel kan ook in verstek en met een massief teakhouten showprofiel worden uitgerust.
Het garderobesysteem is opgebouwd uit verschillende componenten. Standaard modellen uit de garderobe collectie kunnen naar wens worden aangepast. Denkt u hierbij bijvoorbeeld aan het aanbrengen van een accent door een ring in een afwijkende kleur, maar ook een aanpassing in maat of vorm behoort tot de mogelijkheden. In samenwerking met u kan er ook een compleet nieuw product worden gemaakt.
De kaarsenstandaards van RiZZ zijn opgebouwd uit verschillende componenten. Standaard modellen uit de collectie kunnen daarom naar wens worden aangepast. Denkt u hierbij bijvoorbeeld aan het aanbrengen van een accent door een ring in een afwijkende kleur, maar ook een aanpassing in maat of vorm behoort tot de mogelijkheden. In samenwerking met u kan er ook een compleet nieuw product worden gemaakt.
+31 33 24 777 00
Visiting address (factory, warehouse and showroom)
3861 RH NIJKERK
P.O. Box 1010
3860 BA NIJKERK
Office: 08:30h – 17:00h
Warehouse: 08:00h – 12:30h and 13:00h – 16:30h
VAT : NL0077.05.906B01
CoC : 08020204 (Chamber of Commerce
BIC : RABONL2U
IBAN : NL64RABO 0347 8785 39