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Studio Verbaan, founded by Solange Frankort and Jordi Verbaan in 2019, is renowned for its contemporary, limited designs. The studio employs simple graphic forms to craft timeless and enduring designs that seamlessly integrate elements of furniture, objects, and sculpture. Their creations are often playful and multifunctional. The pieces don’t adhere to a fixed composition, allowing for a dynamic and ever-evolving exploration of form and function. This flexibility ensures that each creation possesses a unique character. The contrast between minimalistic shapes and traditional craftsmanship extends beyond mere functionality, purposefully maintaining an air of ambiguity.

Solange Frankort studied photography/fine art at Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam, then she finished her Master Degree in fine art/lens-based at Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam.

Jordi Verbaan studied as an artisanal woodworker at Wood and Furniture College Rotterdam (HMC), then he also finished the study fine art at Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam.