Niek Schoenmakers acts a connector in the field of art and design. Trained as an architect he is used to thinking on a larger spatial scale, connecting concept to functionality. As a collector he has a trained eye for quality and rarity. He works closely together with specialists in other fields, like architect, art historians or dealers. Niek has successfully initiatief projects in the field of art and design, including exhibitions and publications.
The Dutch/Belgian magazine COLLECT is one of the leading magazines, devoted to art, antiques and design, with a special focus on the art market and collectors. Over the last years Niek has contributed with publications about Dutch Design. One of his most recent attributions is an interview with designer Bas van Beek.