Studio Verbaan was founded by Solange Frankort and Jordi Verbaan in 2019. Our studio is based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. After working as individual artists, we decided to team up and start working as a couple together.
We design and create together. Jordi Verbaan is a well-rounded artisanal woodworker and Solange Frankort is conceptual artist. Combining our design aesthetic and knowledge we aim to create products that are beautifully made with quality materials and a tradition of carpentry through a minimalist language. Progressing from idea to drawing, then from maquette to the final work.
The handcrafted wooden pieces sit somewhere between furniture, objects and sculpture. They are often playful and multifunctional creations. The contrast of the minimalistic shapes and traditional craft, goes beyond the object’s functionality. The pieces are purposefully ambiguous, sitting just as happily in a domestic space as in an art gallery. With different influences like the graphic Bauhaus Art and the playful Memphis Design group, both iconic designers combined functionality with a focus on simplicity and bold, modern shapes.
We believe in design without limits or rules.