About Dutchie

Live your dreams with Dutchie’s Second Life Furniture and Homes

Decorating your Second Life dream home isn’t just about filling space. It’s about the freedom to express your tastes and interests with every choice. Dutchie has been making some of the most immersive Second Life furniture since 2008. Dutchie offers incredible ways to get lost in the fantasy so you can live your dreams.

Second Life furniture

Dutchie’s founder, Froukje Hoorenbeek, specializes in vintage 3D furniture design and architecture. Her Second Life furniture and home catalog includes classic essentials for your bedroom, living room, kitchenbathroom and outdoor spaces.

Froukje founded her 3D furniture and homes store inside the virtual world Second Life in 2008.  She designs her Second Life furniture from her studio in Utrecht, the lively beating heart of the Netherlands.

A stickler for getting the details just right, she has spent years perfecting some of her designs. This work doesn’t pop out of a production factory; it is born from a woman’s heart.

It’s all about feeling

But Dutchie isn’t just a furniture store. This is not just a catalog of vintage 3D models, but the representation of a creator pouring herself into her work and 3D art. It’s this heart that you can feel in every textured fabric, in every line of the form and every delightful detail of the models.

At the end of the day, these pieces are all about feeling. It’s not about how it looks, or what it costs, or how many prims it is. Sure, Dutchie’s designs tick all these boxes with ease. Still, what matters most is how they make you feel.

Most ambitious Second Life house

Take, for instance, her villa Utrecht. This villa might be the most ambitious Second Life house ever made. It’s an exquisite example of 19th Century Dutch architecture. She’s built this beautiful house to accommodate some of her most superb work.

Every room is a stunning enclosure. The house is a splendid backdrop for placing treasured pieces that tell a story of practical and straightforward good living. Everything is original. The form, the textures, and the animations all add up to a feeling of complete and satisfying immersion in a virtual environment.

Oldest houseboat in the Netherlands

Or visit Froukje’s remake of the oldest houseboat in the Netherlands, the Zwerver. Dutchie took the design of Wijnand Otto Jan Nieuwenkamp as inspiration for her New Amsterdam houseboat and turned it into a liveable virtual reality experience.

Other typical Dutch designs are the cute little teahouse De Vecht and the caracteristic rustic but romantic dike cottages.

And there are the North Sea Coast Beach Cottages. This row of colorful beach cottages with the long flowing curtains was inspired by a few vintage black and white pictures. The 3D artist found them on the website of the Dutch Rijksmuseum and turned into 3D art.

Rijksmuseum collection in 3D designs

The website of the Rijksmuseum features in Dutchie’s work often, the museum in Amsterdam is Dutchie’s favorite and the 3D artist finds inspiration in the large collection the museum has made available.

A handwritten letter became a prop in an animated 3D desk. And Froukje created several series of paintings, like a series of 20th-century Dutch portraits and several paintings by Japanese artists, all made with pictures from the Rijksmuseum collection.

Epiphany of Dutch Second Life

Froukje usually bases her vintage designs on Dutch furniture and houses from the early 20th century. Her store is laid out on 2 Second Life sims former a polder enclosed by dikes, her dike cottages are the epiphany of Dutch Second Life.

The Dutch 3D designer makes her models with 3D computer graphics software like Autodesk Maya, Substance Painter and Marvelous Designer. Baked shadow and occlusion maps are combined with self-made textures or some made by Second Life’s texture creators and worked on by hand in Adobe Photoshop.

Vintage Dutch 3D furniture

Froukje then brings the vintage Dutch 3D models and textures together in the virtual world Second Life. Here she adds animations and scripts. The end results, interactive 3D furniture and houses, are for sale inside the virtual world Second Life and on the Second Life Marketplace.

When artwork is used in designs, it usually comes from the Rijksmuseum collection, the Wikimedia Commons collection or own pictures and work. Froukje uses the Firestorm viewer for Second Life.

Dutchie uses only the very best animations made by Second Life’s best animators. Otherwise, Froukje makes her animations herself with Poser.  Dutchie’s Second Life furniture works with the now open source AVsitter scripts.

Best animations in Second Life

Dutchie is famous for offering the very best, most beautiful and realistic animations in Second Life, specifically designed to promote immersion and social interaction in virtual reality. The animated engines include adult furniture with high-quality Second Life sex animations, lately even with Bento hand animations.

But it takes more than simply tossing in good sex animations to make people feel truly immersed during sex in virtual reality.

The erotic animations Dutchie uses are the very best, long and expressive and cover a wide spectrum of sexual fantasies. But it’s the way they are put together that makes Dutchie’s virtual sex furniture unique. Together they form long storylines for Second Life roleplayers and adult community to enjoy while still giving them the freedom to write their own erotic stories together.

And all Dutchie’s erotic Second Life furniture is made from a female perspective, VR porn for women, a unique way of experiencing virtual reality sex.

More about Dutchie and Second Life

Dutchie® is a registered trademark in the European Union and the USA. All content on this Second Life furniture blog is the intellectual property of Froukje Hoorenbeek.

Second Life® is a registered trademark of Linden Lab.

Read more about Dutchie and Froukje Hoorenbeek in Second Life’s magazines and blogs.


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