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About Frans Schrofer : Frans has an insatiable passion for tools. He completed several mechanical educations and holds a degree from the Design Academy in Eindhoven. In 1984, Frans Schrofer founded Studio Schrofer. He had the vision to create furniture designs that balanced sculptural beauty with ergonomic excellence. Nearly forty years on, Studio Schrofer has grown from a passion into an international business with a multi-disciplinary team. Today, his innovative outlook, technical prowess and appreciation for organic and feminine forms dictate that comfort and multi-functionality be central to his designs. Studio Schrofer stands apart from other designers in its attention to detail and understanding of diverse lifestyles that express user individuality . This allows the studio to excel at tailoring designs to client needs, creating unique lexicon of form that speaks to the hearts of people from The Netherlands to all corners of the globe. Schrofer’s designs continue to intrigue artists, engineers, and above all those who value comfort and aesthetics. Their designs achievements have been recognized by the Dutch government and the international design industry, resulting in numerous design awards and appointment of the studio as Creative Ambassador for The Hague.
STATEMENT OF ART:
It starts with a respect for the home environment, a love for the human body, knowledge of materials, construction, and form, and a dedication to making meaningful and impactful societal contributions. We achieve these goals by engaging in a dialogue between designer and manufacturer, designer and craftsman, designer and global citizens.

I am always on the look out for new tools that can help my design process and enable me to create more daring shapes. I get excited with I see a beautifully crafted hand tool. There is a sense of security and affection when you work with quality tools – that why I call my furniture designs “Tools for Living”.

ORGANIZATION:
STUDIO SCHROFER

EDUCATION:
1978-1983: Design Academy, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
1976-78, Mechanical Engineering, LTS, LEIDEN/NL
1975-76, Electronic Technique, LTS, LEIDEN/NL
1973-74, Automotive mechanics, LTS, LEIDEN/NL
1971-72, Metal work, LTS, LEIDEN/NL

EXPERIENCE:
1984-2000, Teacher 3d design, Royal Academy of Art, THE HAGUE/NL
1983-1986, Packaging & 3d interior designer, Stadium Design, LISSE/NL

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
2008, ELLE Inside Design, "Studio Schrofer - 25 Year Retrospective", Claire Begheyn Atelier, Amsterdam, The NL

2008, RAI, "Studio Schrofer Retrospective", RAI, Woonbeurs, Amsterdam, The NL

AWARDS:
2015, 2017, 2019 Finalist, Becker Design forum, BRACKEL/GERMANY
2017, Winner, Green Good Design Award, CHICAGO, IL/USA
2015, Winner, Red Dot Award, ESSEN/GERMANY
2015 Winner, Good Industrial Design Award, CHICAGO, IL/USA
2011 Winner, Good Design Award, CHICAGO, IL/ USA

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2021, “Protocol Sepak with Furniture Designers, Studio Schrofer, about their new collections ‘Bizu & ‘Wink’”, Design Insider, pg 1, 15 Dec 2021,
2020, "Vormenwereld als Vertrekpunt", Proef! Hospitality, pgs 46-47, Fall 2020, BREDA, NL
2018, "Overal Familie", WOTH, pgs 92-103, No. 12, THE HAGUE/NL
2013, “The Hague’s Creative Ambassador”, The Underground, pg 17, May/June, THE HAGUE/NL

BOOKS:
2021, "Frans de Wit. Landmarks", 224 pages, Primavera Pers, Chief Editor, LEIDEN/NL, ISBN 9 789059 973251

ACCOLADES:
2010, Creative Ambassador of The Hague (life appointment), THE HAGUE/NL.
2004-2006 - Vice President of The NL, Tjenck Willink - Association of the Councils of State - relation gift to all EU members,THE HAGUE/NL.
2004, Prime Minister Balkenden Office, furniture for lounge area, THE HAGUE/NL.
1990 Ministry of Internal Affairs - Diplomatic Relations Gift Design, THE HAGUE/NL.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Dutch, English - native
Italian - beginner

COMPUTER LITERACY:
3D Studio Max - Expert
3D Studio Max Interactive - Expert
Photoshop - Expert
Window programs - Expert

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
2010-2011, Guest Lecturer on Product Design, IPO (Industrial Product Design) ROTTERDAM/NL
1992-2008, Advisory Committee, IPO, THE HAGUE/NL
1987-2002, 3D Design instructor, Royal Academy of Art,THE HAGUE/NL

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
2007-2010, Bond voor Nederlands Ontwerpers (BNO), Amsterdam/NL

JURY MEMBERSHIPS:
2005-2007, Kunstenaars & Co., Amsterdam/NL
2019, Woonbeurs, RAI, Amsterdam, Best Design, Amsterdam/NL

HOBBIES:
Citroën DS & Maserati owner, collector, restorer and enthusiast
Post WWII Dutch contemporary painting collector

CLIENTELE:
2010-2018, Alma Contract (CN), garden furniture designs
2018 to present, Artisan (BA), table design
2001 to present, Bree's New World (NL), chair designs
2015 to present, Bert Plantagie (NL), chair, sofa designs
2018 to present, BoConcept (DK),chair, sofa designs
2018 to present, Bolia (DK), chair design
2022, Creation Italia (NL), recliner chair designs
2018 to present, Durlet (BE), chair, sofa, table designs
2018 to present, Ersa Mobilya (TK), chair, sofa designs
2013 to present, Gealux (NL), recliner chair designs
2015, Hartman Outdoor (NL), garden furniture
2021 to present, JMS (PT), wooden chair designs
2018 to present, Jori (BE), armchair design
2020 to present, Kebe (DK), chair designs
2015 to present, Koinor (DE), chair designs
2000 to present, Leolux, chair designs
1992 to present, Metaform (NL), table designs
2005-2018, Molinari (IT), sofa, chair designs
2010 to present, Natuzzi (IT), sofa designs
2012 -2018, Rolf Benz (DE), chair designs
2007 -2018, Safretti (NL), eco-fireplace designs
2020 to present, Satelliet (NL), garden, chair designs
2005-2010, Scancom (VN), garden furniture designs
2016 to present, Stern Gartenmöbel (DE), garden furniture designs
1999-2018, Lister UK/SunWood Industries/SC (1988)Co. Ltd. (TH), garden, indoor designs
2014-2018, Vandecasteele (BE), garden, indoor furniture designs
2000 to present, VEPA (NL), office furniture designs
1999-2005, Xindao (NL), garden furniture designs
2017, The Wool Studio (NL), carpet designs
2010-2017, XAL (AT), lighting designs

WEB SITE:
WWW.STUDIOSCHROFER.COM

PORTFOLIO URL:
WWW.STUDIOSCHROFER.COM

REGISTRATION DATE:
2021-06-23 14:37:03

COUNTRY:
Netherlands

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Agency

Awards received by Frans Schrofer


Wink Chair

A' Design Award Winner for Furniture Design Category in 2021
Studio Schrofer for J. Moreira Da Silva & Filhos S.a
Porto Relax Chair

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Furniture Design Category in 2021
Frans Schrofer - Studio Schrofer for Boconcept

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