Gerard de Hoop (1968) is an independent interior designer and product designer. He studied architectural design and interior architecture at the Minerva art academy in Groningen. His products are the result of a constant search for innovation and surprise in the realm of functional products. By working to the limits of the technically possible, a definite tension arises in his work. It’s his ambition to design unique products that combine elements of simplicity, surprise and versatility. Elemental geometric shapes play an important role in this.