GERARD DE HOOP is a independent designer and interior architect. Graduated at the Art Academy Minerva (Interior Design & Architectural Design) Groningen (NL).
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 GELDERLAND, CASTELIJN, ODESI and PALAU. Others are released independently or are still prototypes.
He works regularly with other designers on projects. With Ward Huting is a partnership named Huting & De Hoop, zie website: www.hutingendehoop.nl