Frans Schrofer

Interior Designer

Netherlands

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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.

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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

WORKING EXPERIENCES

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

AWARDS AND PRIZES

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

SELECTED PROJECTS

Porto

FUNCTION:

Relax Chair

LOCATION:

Denmark

YEAR:

2021

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Porto addresses style, comfort and privacy requirements for the aesthetically discerning home owner. The signature feature of the Porto is the elliptically shaped headrest that enhances the visual appearance of the occupant while ensuring privy reception of the relaying party. Porto is sculptural and dynamic with converging angles and curves shaped to embrace the body. The 360 degrees swivel and tilt mechanism, responds to the body movements and is assembled in the base of the seat and upholstered afterwards for a seamless appearance.

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PHOTO CREDITS:

Image #4: Photographer Christian B, Porto, 2021. Image #5: Photographer Stéphane Maffait, Porto, 2021.

COPYRIGHTS:

Frans Schrofer

The Wink Collection

FUNCTION:

Chair

LOCATION:

Rebordosa, Portugal

YEAR:

2021

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ABOUT

The Wink employs a combination of CNC technology and traditional wood working skills to achieve the convex elliptical eye shaped backrest and slender massive wooden legs. The anodized metal casting parts between the backrest and frame accentuates the light, transparent construction and design. The oblong signature jeweled accessory continues through the collection: dining, lounge, and bar chairs.

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PHOTO CREDITS:

Image 1#: Photographer JMS, Wink Dining, 2021. Image 2#: Photographer JMS, Wink Lounge, 2021. Image 3#: Photographer Paulo Carvalho, Wink Lounge, 2021. Image 4#: Photographer Paulo Carvalho, Wink Dining, 2021.

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