GERARD DE HOOP is a product, material and architectural designer. His work consists of a constant search for innovation and resourcefulness in the field of functional products. His ambition is to make unique designs that carry the elements simplicity, surprise and versatility in them. Simplicity is mainly brought about by the use of basic geometric shapes. He always explores the boundaries of what is possible, and he is always looking for a certain tension. This element of surprise, that special effect is what he is aiming for.
A number of his furniture designs have been incorporated in the collections of among others POLS POTTEN, CASTELIJN, MOOME, and PALAU. Others are released independently.
He regularly works with other designers on projects. With Ward Huting is a partnership named HUTING & DE HOOP www.hutingendehoop.nl
And with Volken de Vlas there is a new partnership, named STUDIO VOLOP www.studiovolop.nl.