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Bas Does the Bugaboo

Bas Kosters will be among the up-and-coming Dutch designers touching down here Sept. 13 to showcase their work.

NEW YORK — Bas Kosters will be among the up-and-coming Dutch designers touching down here Sept. 13 to showcase their work in a group exhibition at Diane von Furstenberg”s studio, including the baby stroller he has designed for Bugaboo.

Through a partnership with the Dutch Fashion Foundation and Bugaboo, Kosters has designed a white baby stroller with fabric imprinted with his childish, colorful designs. Bugaboo by Bas lands in select U.S. stores next month and only 1,000 of the $2,000 strollers will be sold worldwide.

“As a young revolutionary artist, it is an honor to collaborate with such a well-established brand like Bugaboo with well-respected products,” Kosters said.

The designer is widely known in the Netherlands for his clothing embellished with images of puppets and other playful characters. For the Bugaboo project, he turned to the Dutch company Print Unlimited, which has developed textile prints for such designers as Emanuel Ungaro, Raf Simons, Philip Treacy, Veronique Branquinho and Julien Macdonald.

The Bugaboo by Bas will be displayed at “Stretching Boundaries,” the exhibition at von Furstenberg”s studio at 389 West 12th Street in Manhattan. It will be sold at Yoya Mart in New York, Genius Jones in Miami, Lifesize at Fred Segal and Traveling Tikes in Los Angeles.

Kosters will also have an exhibition of his work at the Go Fish Gallery, 675 Hudson Street in Manhattan, on Sept. 11.

This story first appeared in the August 30, 2005 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.